But it’s also the unusual: It’s been a long while since we’ve played a Saturday night show, and this is our ramp-up for our summer.
And, it’s my (Adam) birthday this week, and when the band asked what I wanted to do to celebrate 50 years, I said I just wanted to play piano and maybe have a beer in downtown Ogden–in other words, living the dream. Caryn got this on our schedule and the band made my dream come true. They also let me make up the whole setlist!*
We’d love to see you, this weekend or later this summer, late at night or the middle of the day. There’s more to come — including Tim’s birthday next month.
*That’s a funny band joke. I do all the setlists. It maintains my place in the band.
We can’t tell you just how excited we are about summer. Adam’s practicing so hard he hurt himself on the keys. But it’s worth it: We’re getting ready for fun gigs that are lining up for the next few months.
We wanted to share some of this and our excitement, reaching all the way out into September when we play at Ogden Nature Center’s Wildwoods Bash on Sept. 9, as well as Van Sessions the week before, Sept. 2.
And in the middle of it all, we get to play two amphitheaters for free public shows, July 24 for Davis Arts at the Layton Amphitheater and August 8 for North Ogden’s Music Mondays at their amphitheater. Our contracts for those shows includes terms like “headlining” and “green room” and even a grand piano on the Davis stage. We also get to play Ogden’s Farmers Market on August 27–no green room or grand piano, but festive all the same.
And there’s other stuff, private events and stuff yet to be confirmed and things we’re scheming. Keep up with our gig calendarand we’ll post announcements here as well. For now, we hope you can join us at Lighthouse in a few weeks as a preview to summer and lots more music to come. After a rough winter, we’re really looking forward to it!
After a lot of quiet, we’re looking forward to summer months with a lot of stuff filling our calendar already, both public and private events. And we’re really excited.
We have to wait until mid-April when press releases come out to advertise more details, but it’s not giving away too much to say that we get to play big public spaces outside. The word “headlining” is used in one of our contracts, which also provides for a “greenroom,” and one gig has a baby grand on site. It’s not Bonnaroo, but some of these are the biggest shows we’ve booked. Stay tuned for when we can reveal all secrets.
In spite of the details we can’t tell you about, we can say that after a couple of private events in April, we’ll be out in public at Lighthouse Lounge on Saturday, May 14. (Adam turns 50 that week, so this seems like the perfect way to celebrate.) And we’ll cap off the summer season with a return visit to Van Sessions in September.
Looking forward to what’s to come in 2022. For now, here’s a throwback to our last visit to the van in 2021:
It’s been a minute. We’ve played a few things in the last couple of months, celebrating holidays at the Monarch and wedded bliss up in the mountains (congratulations to Autumn and Mark!) interspersed with rehearsals and trying out new equipment.
Things have been tough, though. We’ve had a couple of canceled gigs due to disease. Perfectly reasonable and expected during these times, but it’s still a bummer for us.
But, we’re looking ahead to better times. We’re looking to re-book things and finding new prospects in the coming months, and hopefully we’ll be tracking some new stuff in the new wires and boxes we’ve got hooked up in Tim’s basement. Stay tuned. For now, here’s a flashback from our live recorded session at Van Sessions — where we’ll return in September 2022!
(Quick notes about this one: I’d never played this particular piano intro before, but Caryn just picks it right up without any warning, as if this is the way we always do it. At the end she suggests that you invite us to all of your parties, which is a genuine request. Just let us know.)
Tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021) we return to the grand lobby of Union Station here in Ogden to play Jazz at the Station. We love the venue and the vibe here, a giant room where the sound seems to hang in the space forever and the fun Ogden tradition of monthly jazz music that we’re honored to be a part of.
Here’s the details promoted by Jazz at the Station’s Facebook page. Or, if you just write stuff down in the old fashioned way: 7:00 – 8:00 PM, Ogden’s Union Station; free, all ages. If you haven’t been before, it’s an easy way to take in music without staying up too late or forking out a lot of money — although tips for the band and donations to the Station program are always welcome!
This is kind of a big deal, and not just because we’ve invited a special guest to sit in with us. The last time we played live at the station was March 11, 2020, and while we were playing there were big developments with Covid-19 outbreaks suddenly hitting home. The next night public venues were no longer open to events, schools would close a few days later, and life as we knew it was suddenly upended. But in that moment of an hour we were playing music and having a really, really good time. Now we look back on that as the “before” time. It will be really good to be back in that space.
This also kind of marks the end of our summer season. After a long list of gigs we’re now wrapping up the calendar that had looked so full for so long. Now we’ll start re-booting, working on other projects and collecting new gigs for the winter. Stay tuned; or, better yet, let us know if we can play your wedding or new years event or spring festival.