Thursday, July 11, 2013

Off Stage With Meyer and McGuire

Hey Folks,

As always, hope you are all doing well! If you have some time for reading, viewing and listening, here's what I have for you this month.

Sorry. Still no "Back Porch Video for you. We have the material, but the health issues of our aging parents are keeping us very busy. We do, however, see a little light at the end of the tunnel, and we hope to have one for you in the August post.

The "Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room" concerts at Buffalo Bill's in Shortsville, NY, continue to grow each month. The concerts are on the third Thursday of the month from 7 to 9 PM. In my last post, I played you a video of Joe Dady doing one of his songs, "My Conesus Cabin Home." In this post, we have a video of Jed Curren playing his song, "My Name Is Peter Biss." Jed met Peter Biss, a homeless person from the Streets of Washington D.C., while visiting his daughter. Curren's daughter, a social worker, has a great ability to connect with Peter and people like him, and Jed was very inspired by his daughter's talents. Here is the video. Hope you enjoy it, and I hope it encourages you to check out this venue. We have some great songwriters in this area, and if you like original music, you owe it to yourself to experience some of these artists. Stay tuned for more videos of other songwriters we have showcased.

Since I am on the topic of the songwriters' series, I want to thank Jeff Riales and Mike Wittek for the great show they did for us in June. Jeff and Mike were our guests last year, and their return performance was terrific. On July 18, we are having Shawn Middlebrook as our guest in the side room. Shawn is the lead singer and guitar player for Misfit Karma, a well-known acoustic folk rock jam band from Phelps, NY. In the side room, Shawn will be doing an evening of his original material. You can learn more about Shawn and his group right here! Hope you can join us on July 18!

Since songwriting seems to be the main focus of this post, here is a link to "I just Try To Move the Chains," one of my original songs. You can read about the development of the song, check out the lyrics, and listen to the song. If you like the song, you can download the MP3 right here at the iTunes store. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you may have seen this one already. If this is a new song for you, I hope you enjoy it!

For those of you who have stumbled upon this post accidentally and have no knowledge about Meyer and McGuire, here is a link to our web site. Hope you enjoy learning about us!

Well, once again, it's time for me to stop babbling. Since it is summer, I replace my regular evening walk with a late-night swim in our pool. Swimming under the stars and moon in the quiet of the evening has to be one of the most peaceful experiences there is. As I do my laps, many of you pass through my thoughts, sometimes for a fleeting moment and other times longer. I want to thank you for being in my thoughts. You have contributed to my life much more than you will ever know. So, see you back on the streets sometime in late September!

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