Twas around 2006 or 07? when I first went to a show at The Hotel Cafe. I’ve always loved the vibe of the venue ever since then and what it represented - independent artists/singer/songwriters. It’s now this popular venue that “everybody” plays at and I’m just honored to have graced the stage a few times through the years. I’ve done a few showcases, sat-in for artist friends (i.e. Tony Lucca, Ernie Halter, etc.), and even did solo-sets back in 2007.
But this time…
I’m headlining… not because of a recent release, etc… just cause, I suppose. :)
Besides seeing videos, I don’t even remember the last time I saw Tony sing this song live! This is the song that got me lovin’ for the Lucca. And this happens to be the song that I covered on my YouTube years back that pretty much brought us together as musical collaborators and importantly, friends. :) Awww.
…the soulful and intense side of… tony. so. so. so. good. :)
I cannot tell you how much this guy is sooooo BOSS. This was last night’s “blue ‘n green” showcase at The Hotel Cafe (benefit for Joplin, MO). I was part of the line-up. And he actually played with me for my set — for our song “Feels Like Home.” I’m waiting for a video to show up! haha. But in the meantime, this video…
…this performance was awesome!!!
I’m still pinching myself that my set was between Tony Lucca’s and DRH’s!!!! Since I collaborated with both of ‘em, Angelique (who put the show together), “sandwhiched” me in the line-up. How awesome…. :)