Well, here it is, January 2012. There were times in my life when I thought I’d never be around this long but that’s another story. We had a fabulous NYE beginning with our first
ever duo concert (Nyke Van Wyk and myself) at the Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville, PA. It was very important to me personally as I wanted to see if the two of us could hold a large audience for 90+ minutes–and it worked really well. A concert situation like that is much different than playing in a bar or restaurant. I feel really confident about the duo and am looking forward to developing more original music in 2012.
After the first show Nyke and I headed to the Spinny–Spinnerstown Hotel where we met up with our drummer, Don and bassist, Wayde and played our standard NYE gig to a sold-out crowd. It was a lot of fun and I was so happy that my wife was able to be there. Also my good buddy Dick Boak came out and I think he really enjoyed being out with us though he did leave early so he could celebrate midnight with his family, and rightly so. We rocked out, all electric for that show (first show I played acoustic). Every now and then I feel I have to plug in the Les Paul or Strat (or 335) and just let it fly. Then I’m good to go for awhile. I’ve really been working on acoustic guitar for the last several years as I find it really challenging. Quite frankly, the things I do on electric guitar I could do in my sleep but the acoustic–for me–takes more thought and I like the challenge.
One of my NY resolutions is to write more in this blog and with all the travel dates coming up in 2012 I should have plenty to write about. So thanks and again, hope you all have a Happy, Healthy and Safe 2012.