Hopefully you keep up with us on the social medias, and by that, I mean FB, because yesterday the Marquee Theatre announced a local show with US ON THE BILL!!!!! I know, right?!? Stuff like that happening always makes me reflect so here goes!
Here is the very first time I went out on my own ever(!) and played on the streets in Phoenix, November 2008. I used a classical guitar because I hadn't yet found a steel string that didn't hurt my fingers, a mariachi-style strap because there were no strap pins and a very interesting amplifying system to get that guitar to work with my new Street Cube amplifier, and it was all good -- I was on my way!
The show above wasn't my first show though; it was actually my third! My first two shows were student showcases. I remember being over the moon after the first show, but not after the second show. The second show was in October 2008 and my acoustic system wasn't worked out yet so I had to play my teacher's electric guitar. Um, what?!?
I won't go into the details, but on the way home from this electric guitar fiasco show, I decided that was it(!) and I was going to figure out how to do my own thing, hence the Phoenix street show in November. I played on the Phoenix streets a few more times then moved to the Tempe streets and Music on Mill music program. This picture is from April 2009, the first of many shows there, still rocking with the same gear!There have been a lot of shows since then, inside ones too(!), a lot of people(!) and a lot of new gear(!), but I am all good to push forward from this part of the story until right now and ask that if you have been along for the ride, please join us at this show that has been 13 years in the making! Bonus, the Hardways will be there too!!!!!(!!!!!!!)
Please email us for tickets ($16 each with a portion of each ticket going to charity) as great ticket sales also help potentially open the door to us playing the Marquee again, opening for bigger and better shows -- win-win!!!