A note to my good friends and supporters in Central Illinois:
Well, alright! We've all nearly made it to the end of 2009 and we have time to gather together once more before the calendar turns over. I hope you can join the fellows and me at one of our gigs this weekend (before the total madness of the holidays takes over!!!) and raise a glass to friendship, music, and happiness. We will be beating it 8 to the bar this Thursday, December 3rd at Basta O'Neill's Restaurant on Cummings Lane in Washington, IL from 6 - 9pm - and a hearty THANK YOU to Bill and Kathy Backes for having the Larry Harms Trio and myself all year at the restaurant. We can't help but feel welcomed and appreciated every time we play there...and we're looking forward to more. On Friday, December 4th, we'll be at the Rhythm Kitchen at 305 SW Water Street in Peoria from 8 - 11pm. The band will be Larry Harms (p), Cory Flanigan (d), and Mike Nellas (b) and of course, I'll be singing and swinging too. The lineup will be the same on Saturday, December 5th at Swinger's on Cross Creek Drive in the All Seasons Entertainment Center from 8 - 11pm - and if you are one of our peeps in Bloomington-Normal, we hope you can make that scene so we can toast our Twin City friends.
The group will be taking a break in January, but will return in February 2010 with a whole new season and more wonderful tunes from way back when. No matter what the calendar says, this music stays relevant and exciting and interesting and important - and we thank you, you, YOU for supporting it and us.
With warm wishes and hopes that the best of the season surrounds you,