June 11th, 2007     
 Greetings..  It has been very busy for me on the gig scene the past few weeks.  The League Of Decency has performed some very cool shows all over town..  The Inman Park Butterfly Ball was lots of fun, and the crowd was fantastic..  We also played a corporate gig for the Atlanta Police at the Georgia Aquarium.  It was my first visit to the Aquarium, and it was wonderful playing music while watching the Beluga whales swim around..  We also played at Trilogy, an upscale club in Roswell, and we will probably be back at that venue in the future..  The League will be playing at Jekyll Island with Heaven Davis on June 16th..  I have played many shows with Heaven, and she is always alot of fun to perform with..  She is also busy recording her new c.d..  Heart Strings is a new band that I put together, and we played on my birthday weekend at Hank and Jerry's in Conyers..  It was quite a party, and I had lots of friends show up to help me celebrate..  The band sounded great, and features Anne Scott, Jimmy B, and George Calhoon..  On a sad note, George suffered some injuries to his foot and ankle, and will be out for a little while..  We will be back again, very soon!!  MOTION has added a new vocalist, Chris Warren, and rehearsals will begin shortly to work him into the fold..  We have the opportunity to work some at Southern Tracks, courtesy of Greg Quesnel..  Greg is the chief engineer at Southern Tracks, and has helped Motion in many ways..  It is an honor to have him work with us..  Greg has been working with Brendan O'Brien recording Bruce Springteen, and has been doing live sound for us, and helping us with our demos, etc..  He is the man!!  I have also been working many gigs with Ron Kimble at Sportsline, Rudy's, Glenda's, 5 O'clock Somewhere, Mickey Dees, and Hank and Jerry's..  Ron's band includes Larry Mcdonald, and Ernie Gregory..  Ron and I have been doing the acoustic duo every Sunday at Hank and Jerry's, and every Tuesday night we host an open mic at Rudy's..  The duo sounds great, and I love the selection of tunes that we perform..  I have also been laying down guitar tracks at Down in Deep Studios for Sue Wilkinson with Marty Kearns producing and engineering..  Sue is a fantastic singer and musician..  Her voice soars like a bird..  I have known her for a long time, and have always wanted to work with her..  She writes very cool tunes, and it is an honor to play on her c.d..  Visit her website at www.suewilkinson.com ..  I have also been playing solo acoustic gigs at Monterrey's, Classic Pizza, and an occasional private party..  Things have been busy!!!  Now, on to other news..
Thursday nights are still a great way to start the weekend early at Monterrey's Mexican Restaurant on Buford Highway in Doraville..  It is the home of my regular, solo, acoustic gig and is always a lot of fun..  Margarita specials, great Mexican cuisine, and cold beer in frosty mugs await you..  I am constantly updating the song list, and you will hear just about anything you want to..  The food is great and the service is outstanding..  It is what keeps the regulars coming back every week..  Music starts at 7:45 p.m..  Come on down!!
The Acoustic Duo featuring Ron Kimble and myself performs every Sunday night at Hank and Jerry's Tavern in Conyers..  Between the two of us, we know literally thousands of songs, so you never know what you are going to hear..  The duo sounds great, and it is a great way to cap off the weekend..  Listening to acoustic music in an intimate atmosphere is really cool!!  It is one of my favorite musical outlets..  The music starts at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday's at Hank and Jerry's..  The duo also plays at Rudy's in Grayson every Tuesday night, where we host an open mic..  We've had some good performers sit in, and it always makes for an interesting evening..  The show starts at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday's at Rudy's..
Upcoming gigs include:
Friday - June 15th - Ron Kimble Band - 5 O'clock Somewhere
Saturday - June 16th - League Of Decency, Heaven Davis - Jekyll Island
Friday - June 22nd - Acoustic Duo - Hank and Jerry's Tavern
Saturday - June 23rd - Acoustic Duo - Hank and Jerry's Tavern
Friday - June 29th - Solo Acoustic - Classic Pizza
Saturday - June 30th - Ron Kimble Band - Mickey Dee's
Friday - July 6th - Ron Kimble Band - Sportsline
Saturday July 7th - Ron Kimble Band - Sportsline
Friday - July 13th - Ron Kimble Band - Glenda's
Saturday - July 14th - Ron Kimble Band - Glenda's
Friday - July 20th - Solo Acoustic - Classic Pizza
Saturday - July 21st - Ron Kimble Band - Glenda's
Friday - July 27th - Ron Kimble Band - Rudy's
Saturday - July 28th - Ron Kimble Band - Rudy's
All of these dates are subject to change..  Please check the calendar for any gig changes or additions..  I hope you can make it out to some of these gigs and say hello..
Once again, I am very thankful for having the opportunity to play and teach music..  I am very blessed to be fortunate enough to play a wide variety of music with many different bands..  Thank you for your support, and I wish you much peace and happiness..   Stay tuned............ 


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