It's been a while since I've posted here...so let me bring you up to date. This years Rockport Dam Jam was awesome and many new friendships were formed. It's amazing to me that this event always seems to bring out a great crowd and wonderful music. If you've never been check it out next year...second weekend in August.
Had a couple of great open mic nights recently. Alchemy Coffee with Bob Bland is always a must on Tuesday nights. Drop in for some tunes and tea one night! Music starts at 7pm. A new open mic I have started to get involved with is put on by my friend Tom Bennett. This young man with music in his soul is destined to be a inspiration to other local performing musicians. His energy and determination to make things happen puts him in a league of his own. Check him out at Zest on Wednesday nights for his Folk invitational open mic....it's new to the valley and getting better every week. Music starts at 7:30.
I had a wonderful show at the IAMA Coffee Series last Friday! I decided to put a band together for the event (a first for me) with Thor Rasmussen (Dobro), Wayne Pillard (Bass), Amanda Grape (Fiddle), and Fred Hayes (Washboard/Percussion). WOW! It went great and the crowd responded with loud enthusiastic cheers...what more could an entertainer want. Thank you to IAMA and of course my dear friends for making the music with me that night. I'm hoping this is the start of new direction for my live performances...playing in a band that's making music that's fresh, energetic, soulful, toe tapping, and crowd pleasing is a real hoot. I hope you all can get a chance to hear us play in the near future as I work on setting gigs in the valley and up in Park City. Future website www.JimFishBand.com!
I'll keep putting it out there if you keep picking it up! Please get out and support the clubs, coffee houses, and bars that are promoting/supporting live music. These business owners expect their investment in quality music to pay off with new customers and happy patrons, Trust me, I'll do my part and leave it all out there on the stage...you need to do your part by showing up and having a beer with me. Hope it's sooner not later! Til then...
Play Hard and Listen Deep,