What I Do

I am primarily a singer. Yes, I play bass, but that is so I can work. I am happiest when I can just sing and not think about anything other that what I am singing and how it fits with the musicians I am performing with. My favorite music to sing is whatever seems right for the moment and that is influenced by a combination of factors like: Who am I working with?  What are their musical strengths and preferences? What is the situation? Are we front and center? Are we strictly in the background? Who is the audience? Are they here to listen? To dance? Different situations call for different approaches. I like trying to size up an audience and see if I can "ring their bell" or "hit 'em where they live."  

The more I do this the more I am aware that people come from different backgrounds, regions, histories, experiences... Those differences make humanity rich. If I can find a tune that resonates with someone else, I enjoy the giving of it. Music is a gift.

3 comments

  • MIchael Moody

    MIchael Moody East of Athens

    Nice dancing to your music. I am VERY much looking forward to your Church Dance Hall. I enjoyed seeing the picture of the floor work.... it ought to be really good for the 'old bones'. What is you ETA on the church being ready to have an event. I know the Zydeco, Swing, Waltz, etc crowd would enjoy having a good place to dance. I too have been looking to do something on this order. Sad but the real world always seems to interfere with my grand plans. Hope I can accomplish it before I'm too feeble to enjoy dancing. Michael

    Nice dancing to your music. I am VERY much looking forward to your Church Dance Hall. I enjoyed seeing the picture of the floor work.... it ought to be really good for the 'old bones'.

    What is you ETA on the church being ready to have an event. I know the Zydeco, Swing, Waltz, etc crowd would enjoy having a good place to dance.

    I too have been looking to do something on this order. Sad but the real world always seems to interfere with my grand plans. Hope I can accomplish it before I'm too feeble to enjoy dancing.

    Michael

  • Tommy Dean

    Tommy Dean

    MIchael: We ought to be up and running by September anyway. I would like to see 420 McDonough fill the gap left by the loss of the Knights of Columbus Hall on Buford Hwy. The floor is all the way done. Improving the stage, renovating the kitchen, creating secure passage from parking lot to venue, installing sprinkler system in ballroom, etc...gobs to do, but we are intent on making it happen. Thanks for noticing. td

    MIchael:

    We ought to be up and running by September anyway. I would like to see 420 McDonough fill the gap left by the loss of the Knights of Columbus Hall on Buford Hwy. The floor is all the way done. Improving the stage, renovating the kitchen, creating secure passage from parking lot to venue, installing sprinkler system in ballroom, etc...gobs to do, but we are intent on making it happen. Thanks for noticing.

    td

  • Kim Bolton

    Kim Bolton Atlanta

    Tommy: I am friends with Bruce Gow and he sent me your link. We have enjoyed listening to your duo at Capital City club many Friday nights. We are having a rehearsal dinner with a cocktail reception prior to in May of 2018 and wondered if your duo might be interested in playing for the cocktail reception. It will be at Capital City Brookhaven. You may be out of my price range but if you are interested could you send me your rates. Thank you, Kim Bolton

    Tommy: I am friends with Bruce Gow and he sent me your link. We have enjoyed listening to your duo at Capital City club many Friday nights.

    We are having a rehearsal dinner with a cocktail reception prior to in May of 2018 and wondered if your duo might be interested in playing for the cocktail reception. It will be at Capital City Brookhaven. You may be out of my price range but if you are interested could you send me your rates.

    Thank you,
    Kim Bolton

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