Back To The Notes
Spring break ended up being a restful week of finishing some new songs, meeting with my friend/producer/engineer, Scott, meeting with a new friend, Missy, getting some chores done around the house, and enjoying the start of another season of baseball (go Dodgers). I had a nice, long phone conversation with my brother on his birthday (April 6) and prepared myself for what is turning out to be a very busy two weeks for me. Here’s what’s coming up on the schedule…
It’s taken me a while, but I’ll be returning to the Land Park Preschool for some music time there on Monday morning. Later on, I begin one of my most favorite music residencies that I do with kids. Get ready 6th graders of Sutterville Elementary. It’s time to go “Back to the Notes.” This is a program where I link the musicians that the students are reading about in class to the music they wrote/performed in their prime. We’ll talk about Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington all the way up to current stars including B.B. King (pictured) and Eric Clapton. It’s going to be fantastic.
But that’s not all. Since it’s the 2nd Tuesday of April (4/10), I’ll be driving out to Fair Oaks Library for some singing and dancing fun starting at 11:30 am. It’s always a fabulous time when I visit there. Then off to Belle Cooledge Library (Tuesday at 4:00 pm) and on to Valley Hi Library later in the week (Thursday at 4:00 pm). Singing at the libraries is fun.
Also this week, I’ll be passing out application forms for my after-school Sing-A-Long Club program at Sutterville School. We’ll be meeting on Wednesday afternoons until our concluding concert during Open House festivities in the middle of May. Wow.
But wait, there’s more. Ending off the week on Sunday, April 15th, I’ll be back at Fairytale Town for another “Literacy Days – Read Around Fairytale Town” music extravaganza. Music sets will start at 12:00 pm noon and 2:00 pm on the Mother Goose stage. If you missed the Dr. Seuss birthday concert, here’s a chance to redeem yourself. If you were there then, come again. After that, on Sunday night, I’ll be making my way to Harlow’s to see one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Todd Snider.
Does that seem like there’s a lot going on? You betcha. But I wouldn’t miss any of it. Thanks for coming to the libraries and singing along. And I hope to see you at Fairytale Town on the 15th.