What could be better than rejoining forces with Rokko Jans and Annie Hat Williams? A wonderful evening featuring all those tunes we wrote and those we borrowed. We rehearsed the night before, and David and Patti Kovacks graciously hosted the house concert. Dear friends were in attendance, and, frankly, I don't know if we ever sounded better.
A memorable weekend of music and camaraderie in Gaylord and Traverse City, MI started with Rokko Jans playing sonatas by Beethoven and works of Debussy and Chopin. Opening for Mr. Jans was Ned, Rokko's long time band, whose bandmates span the decades and who traveled many miles to both honor Rokko and to share their wonderful music. We all jammed the next day in Nick's garage, and on Sunday Rokko and I played at his church. On Monday I brought my uke down to the shores of Lake Wequas and wrote two songs. Back home now, preparing for uke class and looking forward to playing at the Lake Bluff Farmers Market on Friday with Terry Moran.
I don't really blog. Or at least I haven't. Maybe I'll just put some stuff here that I wouldn't mind sharing. Like Tommy Emmanuel.