Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Good Wedding Reception Gig

Dad and I worked a very nice wedding reception gig in Maysville last night. A year or so ago the couple, now Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Koenig, came to Caproni's Restaurant on a date. They reminded me last night that I had played a special Kenny G style love song at their table that night and how special it was to them. Mr. Koenig picked up my business card that evening and called a couple of months ago to book me for the wedding reception.

Per the couple's request, Dad and I played lots of standards, love songs, and big band tunes. Dad played great and did an outstanding job singing songs Sinatra made famous. Everyone had a wonderful time and the reception was a great success.

So be warned...if you are a person who wants to remain single, and if you bring your date to hear me play...if I start to play a Kenny G love song, that might be a good time to excuse yourself from the room for a few moments. After I finish the song it should be safe to return.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gig In The Winchester Opera House Ballroom

I enjoyed playing in the beautiful Winchester Opera House Ballroom earlier this week. The Clark Regional Medical Center Employee Service Award Banquet was held in the ballroom and I played dinner music for the event. It is always a pleasure to play for these fine folks and friends.

Monday, November 03, 2008

2008 STARS Concert Featured Don McLean

The 2008 STARS event was held at Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center. I had a good time playing and meeting the legendary singer/songwriter Don McLean. He performed his signature songs "American Pie" and "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)" as well as many others, both old and new. A Tops In Lex photographer covered the event and posted a slideshow photos on their website.

With Don McLean After The Rehearsal & Soundcheck

I very much enjoyed talking with Don. I remember buying the "American Pie" lp album years ago when it was first released and listening to that song hundreds of times. I found him to be a nice and interesting fellow and fine musician. After rehearsal he was gracious to sign a copy of my "American Pie" album cover before sitting down to enjoy the pre-concert meal for the band.