It’s funny missing the Sofa Lounge for a week and coming back. Tonight, the two SM57’s and one of the SM58’s was missing, so I had to do the night with one microphone. Luckily that’s all I needed because Racket didn’t show up tonight (bass player out of town). But jeez, it’s always like potpouri of musical equipment. I never know what’s going to be missing. I got to play a couple of songs which was the first time in a while that I’ve been able to play. I did The Wisdom of Trees and Bitter Storm. They went over pretty well. We always let others play before us and if there’s time, we’ll sneak a couple songs in.
This week, there was a new guy named Jeremy. Played guitar alright but needs work in the vocal department. I think he was really nervous. Then there was Leroy who did a couple soul tunes, most enjoyable. Then there was Christy Bryce. She was dragged in by her bass player and forced to drink a couple beers. We were out of time but I made sure she went up and did at least one song. She was really good. She had seen me play before somewhere but I’m not sure that I recognized her. Anyhow, she has a band but she’s been out doing an acoustic thing. We’re going to book a show together at The Blue Rock Shoot in November. I’ll keep ya posted on that.
The first featured performer was Chris Hanson who is one of my favourites. His overhand guitar style is interesting to watch and his voice is really haunting, and he’s really just a great guy. He’s set up a concert for the Day of Peace tomorrow in Santa Cruz with Univeral Language and Dis Moi at the Vet’s Hall. We’re going to try to set up a show together in November as well in Santa Cruz at E3. More coming on that one.
The second performer was Tiffany Joy. I don’t know much about this young lass but she played pretty solid and had a nice voice. I didn’t stay for her set though as I’ve been sneaking out to La Victoria to eat. I just can’t go the entire night without food, my blood sugar drop to my socks. She said something about playing the stage at Santana Row soon.
The third performer was Kaila D’Sa who consistently puts on a great show and tonight was no exception. He really can draw a crowd. I didn’t stay for his entire set since we let the performers play longer than a half hour. By 10:40pm, I was done. I need to practice a little from my show tomorrow night at Orchard Valley Coffee and take a shower. I’m actually up way later than I should be right now. argh.