Ah, one more quiet week to plant some flowers and hope they don't freeze, to finish the taxes and the arrangements for this summer's festival season. The Friday night mainstage at Vancouver Island Music Fest is looking like a great one, where I play with my band, the Electro-Fires (Ron Casat, keys, Mike Clark, sax, Suitcase James, bass, Kevin Belzner, drums) with friend and guitar hero Amos Garrett. We'll be joined by a host of other pals for a tune here and there, including Roy Forbes, Gary Preston, Dave "Slim" Harris and Lester Quitzau...should make for an entertaining 75 minutes to close out the Friday night mainstage. We'd better be good; we're following Roberta Flack !
This week it's Mikey's Juke Joint on Tuesday, a corporate shindig on Wednesday, practice the bajo sexto and button accordion, and prepare for some session work on upcoming recording projects. My new instructional dvd on blues mandolin should be coming out on www.learnrootsmusic.com in the near future as well.