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Make Music Roselle Park 

I’m starting a music festival! 

I’m bringing Make Music Day, a celebration of music recognized in 800 cities across 120 countries, to my new hometown of Roselle Park, New Jersey. 

Basically, Make Music Day is a bunch of free, outdoor concerts each year on June 21, the summer solstice (the longest day of the year). The performances can be at parks, on sidewalks, even on front porches -- anywhere really as long it’s free and open to the public. Pretty much anyone may perform, and anyone may host a show. 

I had the idea for Make Music Roselle Park after I thoroughly enjoyed my experience playing at Make Music New York in 2016, and the Roselle Park Arts Committee and Borough of Roselle Park have been awesome in helping me make it happen. 

I’ll also be playing at the event, at Michael J. Mauri Gazebo Park. I’ll announce the time at a later date.

To learn more about Make Music Roselle Park, visit our website at http://www.makemusicrosellepark.com.

Photo by Kristy May/Copyright 2017

The long overdue Neutral Ground Coffee House post 

It's been more than two months since I played at the Neutral Ground Coffee House with Brandon and Jose. I meant to do this post a long time ago, but I'm just finally getting around to it. Unfortunately, my video camera failed me that night, but we did get some photos and audio. Here's "Tell Me Something I'll Remember." I have more pics and audio from this show that I hope to share with you here over time. So keep checking back or follow me on Twitter and Facebook for updates. (Photo by the talented and beautiful Kristy May Chatelain.)

Fun at the Neutral Ground/Puerto Rico relief 

I had a lot of fun at the Neutral Ground playing with my ol' friends Brandon Pembo and Jose Mora. I plan to share photos and video from the show soon. In the spirit of Christmas, I promised to donate my entire tip basket to hurricane relief in Puerto Rico (which is where Jose is from). I delivered on that promise this morning. Thanks to everyone who came out last night and contributed to this. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

 

Throwback Thursday: Photos from 2002 show at Keystone Lounge 

Here are some photos from a full-band show I did 15 years ago this week at Keystone Lounge in Metairie, Louisiana. Funny side note to that night: I played a dirty song I wrote in front of my mom. (Awkward!)

And to prove this show was indeed in December, here's Brandon Pembo, my bassist, rocking a Santa hat that night.

Facebook Live Show Postponed 

So I have to postpone the Facebook Live show I was planning to do next week. I want the quality to be halfway decent and unfortunately had to send some gear off to be repaired. I'll try again after the holidays.

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