Autumn has hit Florida, and we’re getting back into the “nice season” here- tropical breezes and temperatures are back into the low 80’s. Finally turned off the a/c.
Thanks to all of you up north who made our 2002 Summer Tour a big success. Our last news report ended with Liz & me in Cincinnati entering the second half of the tour. After playing gigs in Ohio (Fairfield, Lebanon, Marietta, New Philadelphia, Dover, and Pomeroy), we began the journey homeward with a show at Sister’s Coffeehouse in Princeton, West Virginia where we shared the stage with our friend Nat Reese. Then, on to two nights at the Tropicana Room in Chattanooga, Tennessee, hosted by the other “blues doctor”, Russell Linneman, before arriving home in early September.
Back in St. Pete, Liz & I performed at the Museum of Fine Arts for the opening of Red Groom’s art exhibit; Liz enjoyed playing the museum’s nine-foot Bosendorfer grand piano for the evening. We also played theJazz Up Dunellon Festival with about ten other bands, including our friends Keith Caton & The Accelerators. Further, we had a great time at the Maria Muldaur/Bob Margolin show at Skipper’s Smokehouse in late September.
Liz & I have a new semi-house gig at CASPY’S WATERFRONT RESTAURANT in Isla Del Sol on the Pinellas Bayway. This fine establishment has excellent food, a full bar and a great vibe- and a new baby grand piano! We’re so juiced about the gig that we’ll be recording our next CD LIVE at Caspy’s on Saturday, November 16th- so come on out and make some noise! The CD is scheduled for release early next year.
Please check our DATES schedule for all upcoming shows. Also, come spend New Year’s Eve with us at Caspy’s if you can!