Monday, November 07, 2005

Red White and Blues Dance!

On Saturday, November 5th, The Dallas Swing Society hosted a Women of the Blues Dance at Sokol hall on Greenville Ave. Visit the link above for more information.

Featured performers in addition to my self were the lovely Ms Marcy, Kathy Prather and Dallas Swing Dancer, Karen Maria Capo. I can't tell you what a joy it was to actually sing to a crowd that responds to every nuance of a song. It was a sight to behold to have the entire dancefloor dip at the same time or freeze during a break and then take off again jitterbugging like no tomorrow. During the slow tunes the dance floor was like a lazy sea lapping against the shore. Each dancers movement delicously executed.... "like butta" so smooooth....

What a great bunch of folks! Even if you don't dance, you owe it to yourself to check out this group. It's a far cry from the stumbling drunk dance we normally see at the the clubs and it smells better too!

Thank you Jerry and Kathy for hosting this event and to Hashbrown for including me in the calvalcade of divas!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Banks Fine Art Gallery

You know I never would have guessed that The Blues and fine art galleries go together, but as one patron pointed out 'it's all art baby"!

On this gig I had the honor of playing with Andrew "Jr Boy" Jones, his son Chris "Baby Face" Jones on bass, Jimmy Morgan on drums and Gentleman John Street on Keyboards. You couldn't have found a finer bunch of gentlemen to kick the doors off the place! This was a auction to benefit the DIFFA foundation and IFDA Scholarship and judging by the traffic and pieces that were being auctioned off (which someone outbidded me on the goregeous beveled mirror I wanted) this event was a success.

The band received compliments and several invitations to return. Look for us sometime during the holidays at Banks Fine Art! Thank you to Paula Ross and Maloree Banks for giving us the opportunity to play for this event!

Stompin at the Blue Bird Blues Club

On Saturday, October 27th the Blue Bird Blues was "a jumpin". Backing me up on this gig was the one and only Mighty Paul Young on guitar, Cedric Goodman on Drums, Big Will on Bass and Gentleman John Street on keyboards. I can't say it enough, but I love playing this club! It has such a down home and comfortable vibe. I want to give a shout out to the owner, Mr Sam Harris and a congratualtions on his getting a liquor license for the club!! Also want to give a hey Girlfriend to the birthday girl Challette for choosing the club and this night for her birthday celebration.

The show ended at nearly two in the morning but it was worth every minute! Can't wait to get over there again!