Music, Music Everywhere — Blues Music in Durham

My dear peeps,

Dang. I sort of feel like something is missing sometimes, and I guess this is it. I miss my peeps. Tumblr is a nice platform for visual but not really easy to interact with others. The big pain with blogging for me right now is putting pictures on the posts. No desktop. Just the iPad, though Jason says I can use his anytime. But I just hate using other people’s stuff. You know? It is his. I guess I’ll figure out a way to do it quickly. My life is going by too fast to spend two hours putting up a blog post. oh, you all are worth it but there are not enough hours in the day!!

I have enjoyed so much wonderful music lately. What a privilege to get to see Frazey Ford earlier in the week at Motorco. She is one of my favorites!! Amazing songwriter and very one-of-a-kind voice. She’s a soulful singer. I just love her!

Right on the heels of that we saw (at the Blue Note Grill) Ruthie Foster, another wonderful performer, a woman who sings the blues! She actually has a strong gospel influence in her music as well. I am only scratching the surface with my descriptions, so please forgive me.

A few weeks ago Jason and I performed at a benefit to raise money for Susan G. Komen. A friend of ours has had stage IV breast cancer for over 6 years. She has an attitude that just cannot be beat. And a husband who is just absolutely her biggest support and friend. The Komen foundation had a lot to do with one of the meds that has worked so well for her. Her husband, who has taken some lessons from Jason, also played and sang with us. Jason and I played Chemical Vessel, a song that I wrote; Old Fashioned Morphine, a great song by another of my favorites, Jolie Holland; and, 4 and 20 Blues, a great blues song that Redbird does. I sang the first two and then Jason sang the third while I sang backup. When our friend Mike played with us we did Don’t Be Cruel by Elvis, wherein I did the background be-bops; we did Peggy Sue by Buddy Holly, and Mike sang that; and then, at Mike’s request, I sang Let It Be Me by the Everly Brothers. It is a song that Mike meant for his wife. It was a great evening!  I really believe it went well. Onward and upward!

Finally, we saw Tony Joe White together for the second time. The first time we saw him I had just started playing guitar. Tony Joe has a sexy voice going on people! He’s a great guitar player and performer. We just thoroughly enjoyed it all. Now I have new guitar fever. Ha ha.

Enough for today. Stay tuned for the latest pictures of Sidetracked.

Enjoy this day.

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