Coming Home: I have been blessed in my life. I've got to see and do a lot. Among my most enjoyable experiences has been playing music... Live. Lot's of clubs, bars, street scenes, and so on. Truthfully, my most fond (and retold) gigging memories come from playing in the less desirable places every bar band musician dreams of. Man, those were the days...
Fortunantely for me, I was also blessed to play with some very talented and creative musicians. One of these band mates is the subject of this ramble. The legendary and multi-talented and best friend Rich Teague.
Rich and I played together in 2...
The Concert: The Concert
When the house lights dimmed
and the concert was about to begin,
the mother returned to her seat and
discovered that her child was missing.
Suddenly, the curtains parted and
spotlights focused on the impressive
Steinway on stage.
To her horror, the mother saw her
little boy sitting at the keyboard,
innocently picking out
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
At that moment, the great piano
master made his entrance, quickly
moved to the piano and whispered
in the boy's ear ...
"Don't quit ... Keep playing."
Then, leaning over , Paderewski
reached down with his le...
Allison Crowe Records Patty Griffin's "Mary" (Cover Me Premiere): This month, Allison Crowe has recorded five new originals: "Arthur" (not a Kinks kover); "By Any Terms"; "Don't Breathe; "Pull You Through"; and "Chasing the Rain". She's also recorded a cover.
"Cover Me" blog's Vincent Scarpa says: "Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowe drops great covers every time we turn around." Scarpa brands this newest interpretation "a lovely acoustic tribute to one of America's most underrated songwriters. Patty Griffin would surely approve of this bare-bones delivery that exposes what are some of Griffin's finest lyrics."
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