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
Posted on Jul 17, 2010
Nice concert at THE ACOUSTIC CAFE - a traveling venue which took place last night at Cassidy's Grille in Amherst, NH
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