News for September 2009

New Tab.

Actually I was referring to the new tab, Kid’s Music.  Along the top of the page.  Yeah, that one.  The Music and Movement classes I lead here in St. Paul start up tomorrow so I got all over achiever and posted mp3’s of the songs and a copy of the songsheet as well.  I think Willabee Wallabee turned out the funniest due to a certain 2 year old on my lap.

So if you’re in St. Paul and have a kid that’s not yet in school (we’ve got 0-5 year olds in the class – the average age is probably around 2) come on over to Music and Movement!  We meet at 10:30 at Monroe School, located at 810 Palace Avenue St. Paul, MN 55102.  The school entrance is on Palace.  When you come in the big white doors the room on your left is where we meet.  If you continue left down the hall you’ll find the Family Center Play Room at the very end.  This is a staffed play room for parents/caregivers and their children to come and hang out m-f 9-Noon.  The playroom and the music classes are sponsored through Partner for Violence Prevention.  So come on down!  It’ll be fun.  Probably.

Posted: September 14th, 2009
Categories: edumacation, music, song
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musicians at work

Rachel Kurtz is working on a new album and asked me to play on it so yesterday I made my way down to the Library and tracked guitar for a couple hours with Matt Patrick at the helm.  Working with Matt Patrick was great – our last gig was as the Monsters of Folk in March of 2005.  Since then more famous bands have taken that monicker, and in an interesting side note had to buy the domain name from Micah.  It’s not everyday Conner Oberst’s manager calls you up…

So Matt’s Studio was great, Rachel liked what I played and after I packed up my guitar I helped co-write the second half of a song she was about to record. 

That, my friends, is a good day at the office.

Tomorrow I have a gig with Rachel in Cokato MN.  We’re opening for Robin Mark (best known for his P&W hit, Days of Elijah) and then we’re his backing band.  I wasn’t familiar with much of his work but have really enjoyed figuring out mandolin and steel parts for his stuff.  I’ll get to play my tele, my electric and acoustic lap steels, and my mandolin.  I’m looking forward to it!  If you’re in the area come check it out.

Posted: September 2nd, 2009
Categories: music
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