Let the Good Times Roll

Who says you have to be playing the Greek Theater to have an after party? One of the reasons I do what I do is because I love the rock and roll lifestyle. Allow me to clarify. I love playing music, talking to people about music, meeting new people all around Northern California and finding connection even in our differences. When you take all that and combine it with some good friends, good beer, and tunes from the juke box at the midnight hour you’ve got magic. That’s what I’m looking for and what I’m offering when I go out on tour. Music has always been about heart connection whether it was the worship songs at church, Duran Duran alone in my room, or my guitar and voice serenading the lone woman with her glass of wine listening with eyes closed. So far the weekend has been full of good times. First St. Café was packed and people were doing their summertime job of having a good time very well. I had a first winner of a CD giveaway contest where a guy named Cody recognized the guitar solo I vocalize during “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”. I met some Chico people who just happened to be visiting a friend in Benicia that night, and got to hang out with both my sisters. Saturday night brought the unexpected pleasure of sharing a show with my San Jose singer/songwriter friend Alesandra Valenzuela. The whole thing evolved into a sing along, pub-like experience ending with an impromptu duet of U2’s “With or Without You”. What else could we all do but head over to downtown Saratoga at my favorite bay area bar, “The Bank”. Friends and fans stayed late catching each other up on life circumstances and choosing the perfect late night songs from the juke box like Alesandra’s crowd pleasing choice of Van Halen’s “Jump”, and my insistence on old school Michael Jackson’s “Rock with You”. Let’s see what other pleasures await as I head over to Santana Row for a 4-7pm outdoor show and stop by Sacramento’s infamous Fox &Goose Monday night for a feature spot of the open mic. Let ‘em roll.


Charles August 20, 2013 @04:43 pm
You did an awesome job with the photo shotos. I can't wait to see your photos!! Thank you for putting up with MOM !! Thank you both for a fantastic day!!