It's been a very musical week here in the Land Where the Law is Laid Down.
First of all, I've posted a live version of "Little Known Girl" from my show in Atlanta last year with the inimitable Bret Hartley on guitar and the ever tasty Kevin Leahy on Drums.
This show, recorded off the board by Shalom at Eddie's Attic in Atlanta, is one that I've been listening to on and off for months now, and I thought I'd pass a nugget of it on to you. And not entirely inappropriate subject matter so close to Valentine's Day, eh? Come on over to my MySpace audio page and take a listen. You'll be glad you did.
Next, a new gig! I will be laying down the law solo acoustic on Thursday, March 26, from 7:30 to 9:30 at a great little coffee shop called Twin Paradox in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland. This place is newly redesigned, has great coffee and treats, is easy to find and has plenty of parking. This is my first show of 2009, and I will be pulling out all the stops to get you to come out early on a Thursday and listen to some classic and some brand new songs by your truly.
Also, Twin Paradox doesn't ask but requires that performing artists play only original music or public domain songs. In other words, no covers. I thought this was so cool I contacted them instantly. So, mark March 26th on your calendar with a great, big, red "Art Lays Down the Law at Twin Paradox at 7:30."
And did I mention this show is absolutely free? Just the right price during these troubled times, eh?
And next week, on this very blog, I will interview Nashville multi-talent Danny White, who just released his debut novel, The Last Rock and Roll Show. Danny and I will chat about his book, his music and what it's like to be a former-bass-player-of-a-band-fronted-by-Roger-Clyne-only-to-give-it-up-to-record-original-music-and-write-novels. (Danny and I have a lot in common, eh?) That's next week, right here at LDL.
I leave you this week with a video that never, ever fails to bring a smile to my face. Get ready for some serious shredding.
I think even I can play guitar better than that!
Yours in laying down the blog,
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