Well, happy Friday! It’s been a little while since I’ve written and life rolls along rather quickly. The sun is starting to shower us with more day light and getting up earlier has been a bit easier.
For those of you that want to know the skinny (shows) and move on, we are playing at:
The Piper Pub 3/9 -8:30-11:30 right downtown Boise
Season’s Bistro 3/10 @ 7-9:30 in Eagle
The Lock Stock and Barrel 3/15 @ 7-10
The Sockeye Brewery w/ Roxx 3/16 @ 7:30-10
Brundage Mtn. Resort 3/17 @ 2:30-4:30
For the rest of you, let me tell you what’s been happening.
First I mentioned that there will be a CD release party on April 28th for Jenn Snyder’s rocking new CD @ Shorty’s Saloon! (The date is changed from the previous time I had announced this). I am honored to be playing electric lead guitar on this record and also proud of the production process. She’s a little gal with a huge voice, absolutely amazing! You don’t want to miss this show, it’s going to be a honky tonk high energy night! So git cher boots on!!!
Gary and Cindy Braun will open the show @ 8:00
Rochelle Smith will be on bass, mando and vocals , Travis Hardy on drums (who played with Reckless Kelly), I will play lead guitar and other random parts and the lovely Jenn Snyder will work her magic on the mic and acoustic guitar.
Shorty’s is right across from the fair grounds in Garden City. Unfortunately no minors are accepted and smoking is permissible. There will be a $2 cover which is a steal of a deal for the entertainment you will witness!
We are planning our summer schedule. An East Coast tour is on the agenda this year, as well as a trip through Montana, and a possible tour to Indiana. I will be heading down to L.A. next month to attend an ASCAP writers show case and learn more about marketing songs and hopefully making some great connections.
While I’m down there, I’m stopping in on my great friend Ellen Degeneres. Well…it may be a one sided friendship, but I enjoy it! 🙂 Yes, I scored tickets to see her show and I will let you know when it airs. I’m very excited about this!
I had the pleasure of laying down some tracks in my home studio and playing 3 songs I knew my father would know. While he was here I asked him to sing on those songs. He will be 81 next month and to hear his voice on these songs is such an endearing experience. I’m thrilled and proud of him that he stepped up to do it and was willing to push through this emotional experience. Thanks Dad!
I’ve been doing a lot of free writing. I have written some new songs and one in particular called, “Oh Idaho”. I would like to record this song within the next few days at home and put it on you tube. I will keep you posted on the progress of this assignment and I welcome anyone to use this song to encourage non-violence and the strengthening of our civil rights.
We do hope to see you soon and that you are enjoying the “whisper” of Spring on the horizon! If you need to know where any venue is or more information, feel free to click on the website link: www.blazeandkelly.com
Niccole & Mo