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Nov gigs, jazz album, lessons, and a saucy Thanksgiving tale

Hi Vancelings!! 

~ Jazz Vocal-GuitarAlbum via the World's Laziest Fundraiser.  
Simple. You give money. Your name on the album. I make it avail for download to you free, mail it to you if you beg. Don't care how much you give. $1. $1,000. Alphabetical. Your name or in someone's memory. Period.
Just me, guitar, vocals. Just like so many folks have asked. Period 
Do for PayPal.   
Write for an address to shoot me a check. Or just gimmie money when you see me, and a slip of paper with your name on it so I can put your name or the name/memory you give it in on the CD.

Thanking donors has gotten crazy, but lemme try - Christina, Todd, Tim & Lori (sorry I forgot you last time…), the Fennellys, Tara, …Lordy, I have most certainly forgotten someone. Sorry. Surely your name will be on the CD...
Thanks to all who donated or considered...

~ Last Minute Holiday Party - This started a few years back to raise funds for my sick dog (he's great now) and is now a holiday tradition. I have 2 on board (Dec 20th is gone), but yeah, I am available. 'Tween now and up to an 'cluding New Years. Cheaper than you think. Come up with a cause you want to give to, name a price, we split it 50-50 or 60-40 if I have to travel, and the 50 or 40% goes to the charity of your choice. You get me playing your party, I get to play and make money, we both get to give a little something to some good cause. Dates are open. Ping for inquiries.
Voice, Performance, Songwriting Coaching - 3 new students as of last week...In person or Skype or FaceTime. About $75 for an hour. Yeah, I'll give you plenty to do for your money…One time or steady students welcome. Hey Sarah, that was fun!! Glad you liked the soup (no, not everyone will get soup…she came from Canada…) Ok, everyone will get soup…you have to ask ahead of time.

Gigs - 

Friday, 11/21 Winnipeg, MB
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Avenue 
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1Z8, CANADA

The WCAM (Western Canadian Air Museum) calls me earlier in the afternoon. Swoon. I once played this gig in a dress and pumps for Halloween. The opening act dressed up as me. How can we not have fun?

Saturday, 11/22 St Paul, MN
Ginkgo Coffeehouse
721 North Snelling Avenue
St. Paul, MN

I love Kathy, the owner. I love their cookies. Come have a cookie and some tea with me. I haven't been there in a while, they seat about 90 folks, so you might wanna call...

Saturday, 11/29 West Hartford, CT
The Sounding Board at The Universalist Church of West Hartford
433 Fern Street 
West Hartford, CT

THE Thanksgiving show for me for the past decade or more. I love the hour and a half drive, the snacks divine, the sound is perfect, and a mess of CT friends come out. In fact, I'm getting word that a mess of people are planning to show, so it could be packed - you wanna get tickets early?


New blog here, plus more gigs further down the
You can see where else I'll be come the future too!
Here's a link to a batch of Fugitive Rewinds - too much fun with the phone video recorder. Enjoy:
My friend, the late Peter Gray used to say that Thanksgiving was the one holiday that didn't necessarily come with a religious pretense or another and that is why he loved it better than all the others. Sorry Pamela, I'm telling this story.
….Thanksgiving 1980,
So I end up there in Newburyport, MA, with Pam, to the smell of all this great cooking, all these kids from 2 marriages, all these white folks I didn't know from Adam, planning to spend the nite on the couch, Pam and I doing the "bringing a *friend* home that I went to college with. We had agreed to be as platonic as Oscar and Felix while in this house. Pete, the DAD, a tall, commanding, deep basso-profundo-voiced but kind guy, was going around the table with the plate of turkey asking each and everybody "light or dark." I said "a bit of each please.." Pam said "white meat, please". I gave the subtlest of sideways smirks that I guess this giant of a man caught as he was heading to the next person. He gently stepped back to Pam and I, bent his head between us and said, so no one else could hear, "You two can work *that* out later between yourselves…"
Pete became one of my best friends, was a rabid supporter of what I did, was one of the reasons I learned as may jazz standards as I ever do now know.
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone


November 2014

Friday, November 21st 8:00pm
West End Cultural Centre
West End Cultural Centre
Winnipeg MB Canada
Call 204-783-6918 for more details

Saturday, November 22nd 7:30pm
Ginkgo Coffeehouse
Ginkgo Coffeehouse
St. Paul MN
Call 651-645-2647 for more details

Saturday, November 29th 8:00pm
The Sounding Board Coffeehouse
The Sounding Board Coffeehouse
West Hartford CT
Call 860-635-7685 for more details

December 2014

Friday, December 5th 8:00pm
Historic Blairstown Theatre
Historic Blairstown Theatre
Blairstown NJ
Call 908-362-1399 for more details

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