It’s almost impossible to think creatively right now because those of us who live in Florida are facing a very angry Irma rolling her way towards the south end of the Sunshine State. As I multi-tasked this morning in an attempt to get things squared away, I came across an interesting article related to my current quandary. Continue reading
When the Bella Donna Project took the stage at 1904 Music Hall in downtown Jacksonville on Friday, some things were apparent immediately. Continue reading
I’ve been helping the Crazy Daysies get ready for their first full length album release this fall. I have come to appreciate the work that goes into something like this as we try to cover all our bases.
One of my tasks has been to sleuth the Web for sites that might be useful. I found a few so I thought I’d share them here.
One site I found provides average earnings for different types of artists. Who knew? Continue reading
After talking to some people over the weekend, I am adding another option for entering the contest.
Note changes to the article below. I added this option because some people were concerned about using their real names on a public forum. So now there are two easy ways to enter to win two tickets to the Bella Donna Project tribute concert to Stevie Nix.
Indie Art South is still very new, so to get some additional friendships going, we decided to host a ticket giveaway. Continue reading
Because of scheduling, I’ve been on the road a lot with the Crazy Daysies, but I have an announcement to make.
It’s official now—the Daysies’ first full length album will be released this fall. Rebecca is working on pinning down the exact release date and venue. We should have those details soon. There’s a mile-long to-do list. Continue reading
Wee Pub South celebrated the pub’s 5th anniversary in St. Mary’s (GA) on Saturday, highlighting indie music, trucks, and a parking lot party that felt like a block party. Fun was the only agenda in sight, with bands filling the night with music as guests played corn hole right below the stage. Besides that, those interesting trucks were on display, hoods up, for enthusiasts to admire engines and the ‘which-its’ that run them. Continue reading
Stevie Nicks needs no introduction; her music is part of the American cultural experience. Jacksonville will be re-introduced to Nicks’ music live when the Bella Donna Project takes the stage at 1904 Music Hall on September 1. Continue reading
On Sunday, Rebecca was scheduled to open for Cain’t Never Could as part of festivities for Second Sundays in Springfield. We planned to go, but by late morning, our Mandarin community south of Jax was getting heavy showers and a light show. For a couple hours, it looked like the event at Klutho Park located north of Jacksonville wouldn’t be possible.
By 2 p.m., a reprieve was in progress courtesy of Mother Nature, and the event was a go-ahead. There was a bonus, too. Continue reading
I never know what to expect from a venue when I head out of town to hear my daughters perform. Sometimes the distance is great; other times, it’s close to home. On Saturday, a 40-minute drive to Macclenny (FL) landed me in Heritage Park Village where the Possum in the Park Festival was held.
I always enjoy local festivals, and I am always surprised by something. But this one was different. As I walked into this park in a town where the population is roughly 6,000, I was not prepared for the treasure trove of memories a single sign and some buildings evoked.
That single sign said ‘Rexall.’ Continue reading
I didn’t know much about the viola when I chose it as my instrument for elementary school orchestra. I just knew I liked the way it sounded.
The deep, soulful tone of the viola has always been much more satisfying to me than the high-pitched shriek of the violin. Not that I don’t appreciate the talent of any musician, regardless of instrument.
Growing up, I learned there were few solo opportunities for a classical viola player. Continue reading