December is looking good. I have a number of concerts coming up - all unique and in cozy venues. It will be good to be "in the music" again. It's been too long away from it. I'll be starting off with a concert in Keene, NH at the Toadstool Bookshop - two hours to play beautiful music for anyone and everyone who enters the store. Following that I have two music-filled weekends with a number of concerts one after the other, then the next weekend to a wonderful weekend retreat in Cape Cod. To top it off, just around the corner on December 15th I will present an experiential concert of my Hebrew Psalms. Chanukah begins on December 1st to kick off the winter holiday season of Light. Enjoy the season and the wonderful array of musical events.
Posted on Oct 08, 2010 at 07:09 PM
I was blessed to be able to partake again this year in the 15th Annual Fall Conference of the NH Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the NH Pain Initiative. The conference featured some very fine Keynote speakers; Ira Byock, MD and Jeanne S. Twohig, MPA amongst them, as well as wealth of lecturers in the field. My part in the conference was to provide beautiful music for comfort, healing and relaxation.
As a Sound Healer/Therapeutic musician I always embrace the moments I get to share some of the more profound music and songs that I have in my repertoire; the music that works best "in service" as opposed to as "entertainment". Sometimes, in a situation such as a conference, rather than at bedside, the two types of music sometimes overlap, the line is somewhat blurred. In any case, for me this is an opportunity to play some of the songs I truly love and feel perhaps deeper in my heart and soul whereas in the entertainment venues they would simply put people to sleep!
I look forward to being able to play "in service" more often. I feel that I am rewarded just by the opportunity and experience as much as those listening feel comforted by my beautiful music
Posted on Oct 04, 2010 at 12:52 AM
I've had a fantastic musical weekend. Unfortunately there were not a lot of people out to enjoy it with me. I was shocked that the artists and musicians at the ArtWalk were providing their art to so few attendees this year. I've never seen it so empty. Sign of the times? I can never tell. In any case, *I* had a wonderful musical time. I managed to get some good video clips finally and recorded some of the songs that I know people love a lot. Now they will be available to see and to hear! I've put them up on my websites. I also got to spend some time with fellow singer-songwriter and therapeutic musician, Beverly Rush. We were playing the same venues one after the other. We joined up every now and then on a song and had a blast. Then we enjoyed our post-show shmooze at the Cafe Europa on Main St. Nashua. YUM!! Who knew the lunch cafe turned into real high class fancy dining in the evening? It was delicious - and so was our time together. Topping off the weekend was a private affair. I played covers for this one and actually enjoyed it. I haven't done the covers scene for a while so it felt like a warm visit with old friends. Hey, and I have to say, though I didn't expect it, all gigs were paid ones this time around. Thanks the L-rd! I can now pay a few more bills. All good!
Please take the time to watch the new video clips and enjoy the music. Don't forget to spread it around
Posted on Sep 26, 2010 at 11:27 PM
Fun times at the Jam Factory managed by Sadi Khan. Sadi is promoting local and original music. He's just getting off the ground and I was honored to be given a featured spot last night. Living up to the venue's name, I had the pleasure of having an instant band when Sadi said he could play the djembe. I always love finding great musicians who can just jump right in and add to the sound. Another great moment was my friend, Greg Salts coming up to blow his amazing SHOFAR while I scatted around it on my song, Deep Cries to Deep. With Sadi on the djembe I was right back in the desert feeling my tribal roots! Greg shot some video that I've yet still to view. It should be somewhere up on youtube very soon, if not already. Search for JAM FACTORY with VINTAGE GOLD MUSE and SADI KHAN.
Following my set was DRIFTING SON. WOW! What a band! I was blown away. If you get the chance to see them you won't regret it.
I'll be featured at the Jam Factory again on October 17th at 3:00pm. Come on over and joion in the fun. SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS and their ORIGINAL MUSIC
Posted on Sep 20, 2010 at 12:23 AM
My gig at the "stART on the Street festival" was fantastic. An outdoor performance is never easy. People are busy walking around rather than sitting and watching. That's what they did today BUT there were some very rewarding moments:
1. Little girls and their moms were dancing like ballerina's as I played some of my more mellow finger-style folk tunes.
2. A group of teen boys stopped to watch and listen. They smiled, took out their cigarette lighters and waved them in the air (like at rock concerts when the band plays a mellow hit song), and formed their hands into heart shapes. They told me they love me! Okay, I think it was for real. They seemed to really like the music - my guess is that it hit a warm place in their hearts perhaps currently dormant but now suddenly opened. The heart always recognizes love! Hey guys, I love you too!
3. My country-style tunes inspired some spontaneous fancy footwork - people breaking out is sudden dance steps as they moseyed on by.
4. A few of my more rhythmical world influenced songs found the more ethnic listening intently.
5. Of course there were the salt & peppered Woodstock era "vintage" hippies - my colleagues - recognizing familiar sounds.
6. The 30's something staff listened with smiles on their faces and noted at the end that "it was a great set".
Hey, musicians need this kind of feedback and I appreciated every moment! To top of the gig, I even got paid! After all, this gig was a SUPPORT THE ARTISTS gig. Man, if only more people would follow their example!
Catch you at the next show?
Thanks stART people!
Posted on Aug 29, 2010 at 03:54 PM What fun this gig was. I played my set and got people on their feet dancing too. This all-day event features a world-multi-...
Posted on Aug 20, 2010 at 05:36 PM Hey! I'm very excited. I just uploaded a short promotional video clip filmed and produced by George Headley. You will see s...
I hope you will take a minute to watch and enjoy it.
George can be found at: http://www.georgeheadley.com
Posted on Aug 19, 2010 at 10:08 PM
Yeah - that was fun. Thanks to Meri Goyette I had another excellent time on the streets of Nashua spreading beautiful music. The weather was pleasant - a bit windy but that made it all the more fun - trying to actually remember my lyrics when the wind flipped the pages over. Another good trick was the motorcycle that went by and bested me for the best horse sound when I was singing Old MacDonald! To top off the good times, George Headley came by to take some great photos and vids which I hope I will one day soon be able to share with y'all. www.georgeheadley.com
Posted on Aug 18, 2010 at 12:12 AM
I'll be in the open mic line up at The Acoustic Cafe this Saturday night, August 21st at Cassidy's Grille in Amherst, NH (2...
Posted on Aug 17, 2010 at 11:43 PM
I'll be playing on Main St. in Nashua this Thursday from 6-8pm (August 19). Truthfully I can say that the "streets" is my most favorite venue. It's alive and spontaneous. You never know what will happen. Although I used to "busk" at will, this is an actual organized street performance by way of the ever wonderful Meri Goyette who works tirelessly to make Nashua's Main St. exciting and cultural. Do come listen. I'll have my tip box and cd's out too! V