Liz’s song “Quirky Boogie” from the new CD is in the running for “Coolest Blues Song of the Year.” We need your VOTE by MAY 15th! Go to http://www.bigcitybluesmag.com and click on”Vote for Sampler #21 Round 3″, then click on Happy Face for our song (only one vote per computer or device). Please invite your friends to vote, too. Thanks- we really appreciate your support!
Thanks to each of you who has bought our new CD Quirky Boogie so far, and thanks to Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine and Suncoast Blues Society’s Twelve Bar Rag for the fine reviews.
Congrats to all the Frequent Fan winners of 2016: #1 Diann F., #2 Dan H., #3 Priscilla H. (each attended 20+ gigs), and #4 Diane G., #5 Linda M., #6 Wayne K., #7 Sarah S., #8 Judy R., #9 Robin A., all attended at least 10 gigs in 2016.
We had tickets & were so excited to again see Liz’s fave piano player/singer/songwriter/guitarist/rockstar/legend/influence Leon Russell in concert, & get our new CD to him, especially since we finally recorded one of his songs. So we were devastated when he passed away 11/13/16 at the age of 74, after a career spanning 6 decades. Liz loved Leon & his music for 45 of those years, and we thank God for his talent, inspiring songs, records, and every concert we were able to attend, especially when we opened for him in 2008.
Other famed musicians we loved & lost recently were pianist Mose Allison (2 days after Leon, on 11/15/16), harmonica bluesman James Cotton, & guitarist Chuck Berry. We were blessed to hear all 4 of these legends live, & actually met 3 of them in person.
A reminder to never take your favorite artists for granted…see them live, buy their CD’s & merch, tell your friends & family about them. It’s always money & time well spent for music & memories in your ears & your heart forever.