Chili my Fourth Dog in childhood years!

Hello World!

Are you happy about today?

Well, my dog made me happy everyday!

Chili made my days warmer no matter what it was we’d try to do.

He was a curious energetic playful puppy.

His fur color was dark red when I first got him.

After three years his fur color became light golden tan.

The first day I brought got him, my mom drove the car for my puppy and I.

Out of the entire litter he was the littlest and tiniest puppy out of his 3 sisters.

He was the only boy of the litter of other girls.

Giving Chili baths was the hardest job of my life.

When I would rinse him under water in the bath tub flip flop all around, especially jump up and down. He’d make it out of the tub and end the bath early.

I loved chili because he’d listen to commands.

My red poodle puppy knew simple basic tricks and I’d give him tricks.

He knew sit down, roll over, lay down on stomach, stay, and stand.

Although he was neat in his own way, one night we had to let him out of the door. He left my home in Fall 2013.

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Buddy Holly vs. Decca Records

Rock & roll pioneer Buddy Holly recorded some demo records for Decca records in Nashville in 1956. In those days it was common practice for a record label to sign an artist to a development deal and fund a demonstration record. In Holly’s case, he recorded five songs for Decca, including a crude version of “That’ll Be the Day,” a song that eventually became his first hit after he re-recorded it with independent producer Norman Petty in Clovis, New Mexico.

Decca saw the demo sessions as a failure and decided against working with Holly. He was well aware of some of the disadvantageous business practices artists sometimes faced when working with a major record label—especially when an artist sought to sever ties and retain ownership of their work. Holly was preparing himself for a legal dispute when he taped a conversation with Decca executive Paul Cohen from Cricket’s drummer Jerry Allison’s house. Check it out below. Although he doesn’t let on, Buddy had already recorded the soon-to-be smash hit version of “That’ll Be the Day” by this time, and, as you’ll hear, he’s weighing up his options.

How was Holly able to re-record “That’ll Be The Day?”

Holly made a deal with Brunswick Records a few months after this conversation, essentially doing an end run around the recording restrictions mentioned by Cohen in the phone conversation. Can you guess how he avoided legal trouble with the label?

Explanation

To avoid the predicament, Holly signed with Brunswick Records, which was a subsidiary of Decca. Unaware of the deal at the time, Decca was unwilling to sue its own company once the deal was revealed. Also, Petty released the record under the group name “The Crickets,” further immunizing Holly from legal trouble. Decca reacted by signing Holly to a second contract under another one of its subsidiary labels, Coral, where all his “solo” records would be released. As a side note, Decca eventually tried to cash in on the five-song demo recorded in 1956 by releasing them on a 1958 album entitled That’ll Be the Day.

Kansas City Blues Musicians and Bands

Below is a list of performing KC Blues Bands and Musicians.  This list is current as of February 1, 2014.

A
51% Blues Band, 913-530-8149
Allen Monroe, 816-921-5854
Andrew Money & The Underhouse Dogs, 816-718-6354 or 816-803-8516
Amanda Wish, 913-636-0912

B
Back Porch Blues Band, 785-341-3677
Big Harry and the Back Alley Blues Band, 785-266-9750
Bill Carter Blues Revue, 816-363-3890
Bill Thompson, 785-224-1023
Billy Ebeling, 913-908-5607
Blue 88,
Bluefin Review, 913-940-3020
BluzBenderz, 816-820-4534
Bob Bibb, 913-961-4477
Bobby Gardner, 417-350-9100
Bobby Smith Blues Band, 816-765-1621
Brandon Miller Band, 913-530-7395
Briar, 913-256-9457

C

The CSL Jr Band, 660-596-3265
Christopher Ryan, 563-528-5044
Colby Kilgore & John Powell, 816-808-4540
Connie & The Blues Wreckers, 913-221-1282
Coyote Bill, 913-575-7660
CrossEyed Cat, 913-449-2701
Crossroad, 786-280-8210

D
Dan “Dirty Rice” Band, 913-963-3498
Dave Hays Band ,816-787-5180
Dog House Daddies, 816-217-7866

E
Ernest James Zydeco, 816-507-8698
Eugene Smiley Band, 816-765-6489
FEO Band, 816-217-3082

G
Garett Hinz, 913-254-0124
Guitar Gene & the V Twin Blues Rockers, 816-739-0728

H
The House Jumpers, w/Marvin & Cathy Hunt, 785-331-5749

J
J.J.Johnson & The All Stars, 816-645-8914
James Flack, 913-238-3977
Jammin’ Jan Lamb, 816-510-4342
Jason Vivone & the Billy Bats, 816-769-5687
Jeff Reeder, 816-805-9063
Jeremy Butcher & the Bail Jumpers, 785-331-8540
Jerry Riccardi, 913-387-4004
Jim Funderburke, 816-517-5571
Jimmie Bratcher Band, 816-294-1113
Jimmy Steffan-Megan Boyer Band, 573-999-5218
Jimmy “Sweet Lips” Wilson, 785-690-7026
John Zimmermann & the Rhythm Rockets, 913-558-6161
Jonas Birkel, 913-341-0650
Josh Vowell Band, 785-409-7348
June Bug & The Porch Lights, 816-361-6156

K
Karla Bauer, 913-709-4061
Katy Guillen Band, 913-271-5684
Klear Ambition, 816-516-8649
Knock Kneed Sally, 913-999-1349
Kyle Elliott & Voodoo Soul, 816-682-0944

L
L A Smith, 573-424-2590
Larry Brady, 913-488-4783
Levee Town, 913-709-2219
Lil’ Joe Sherrick ,913-768-7973
Listen Mister,
Lonesome Hank & the Heartaches, 816-872-6115
Lonnie Ray, 785-597-5057
Loozin Sleep Band, 816-550-1577

M
Mama Ray’s Band, 816-836-3706
Mark Montgomery, 913-909-3078
Michael Elrod & The Roosters, 816-942-6654
Mike Goldman, 913-642-8610
The Mike Vande Band, 913-221-4123
Millage Gilbert’s Downhome Blues, 913-321-4965
Miss Clever & the New Kold Krew, 816-990-1626

N
Next of Ken Band816-812-8311
Nobody’s Bidnis, 816-822-1994

O
The Old Crows, 816-645-1734
The Old No. 5’s, 620-757-1107 
Out of The Blue
, 816-797-2336

P
Pat Nichols, Delta & Country Blues, 785-393-9207
Paul Matthews, 785-842-0978
Project Mayhem, 913-909-3491

R
Rain Dogs, 816-765-4678
Rick Eidson, 816-674-7542
Rick Gibson & The Peacemakers, 913-484-2663
Rick Malsick, 816-833-8794
Ron “Old School” Birmingham, 816-965-8494

S
Samantha Fish Band 
Scott Moyer, 816-373-1232
Shinetop Jr. & Hudspeth, 816-807-2866
Sorta Blue, 913-940-9177
Stone Cutter’s Union, 913-732-0690
Stovepipe Perkins, 913-999-1349

T
“Taz”, 816-868-8318
Tom Tipton, 816-787-3133
Trampled Under Foot, 816-377-5382
Troy Evans, 786-280-8210
Tru Blood Blues Band, 913-912-9223

Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong is widely known as the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century. He was a phenomenally gifted and imaginative artist, and an entertainer so irresistibly magnetic that he knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts four decades after he cut his first record. Offstage he was witty, introspective, and unexpectedly complex, a beloved colleague with an explosive temper whose larger-than-life personality was tougher and more sharp-edged than his worshiping fans ever knew.

Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout has drawn on a cache of important new sources unavailable to previous biographers, including hundreds of candid after-hours recordings made by Armstrong himself, to craft a sweeping new narrative biography. Certain to be the definitive word on Armstrong for our generation, Pops paints a gripping portrait of the man, his world, and his music that will stand alongside Gary Giddins’s Bing Crosby and Peter Guralnick’s Last Train to Memphis as a classic biography of a major American musician.

Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

Famous Kansas City Musicians

Myra Taylor
Aaron Yates
Walter Brown
Wes Scantlin
Janelle Monae
Big Joe Turner
Bobby Watson
Ben Webster
Pat Metheny
Sheryl Crow
Carol Duboc
Sonny Kenner
Chely Wright
Melissa Etheridge
Jessica Harp
Pete Johnson
Count Basie
Cotton Candy
Burt Bacharach
Blue Note
Knuckleheads
T Bone Walker
Tim Whitmer
Cherry Blossom
Brody Buster
Little Hatch
Hi Hat Club
Charlie Parker
18th St Vine
Orchid Room
Eminem
Aaron Dontez Yates
15th Street Baltimore

Lyrics to “What Is This Thing Called Love” Ella Fitzgerald

Songwriters: PORTER, COLE
What is this thing called love?
This funny thing called love?
Just who can solve its mystery?
Why should it make a fool of me?

I saw you there one wonderful day
You took my heart and threw it away
That’s why I ask the Lord in Heaven above
What is this thing called love?

I saw you there one wonderful day
You took my heart and threw it away
That’s why I ask the Lord in Heaven above
What is this thing called love?

Jesus and His Brothers John 7: 1-9

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Read John  7:1-9.

This  chapter tells about what different people thought about Jesus.  Some didn’t want to believe in Him.  Some were blinded by their own ideas that  didn’t agree with Jesus’ teaching.  Some  hated Him because He preached against the bad things they did.

At this  time Jesus’ own brothers did not believe that He was the Messiah.  Later they did.  Many of Jesus’ enemies were converted after  His resurrection.  Some of those who are  enemies of the gospel now may accept Jesus if we pray for them.  Jesus told his followers to love their  enemies and to pray for them.

Kansas City Jazz Events | as of October 26, 2012

Fri, Oct 26 Passport CD Release Party Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 8:00 PM (Free)
Fri, Oct 26 The Celtic Tenors Music Hall – Kansas City, MO
Fri, Oct 26 Friday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Fri, Oct 26 Ron Carlson Lucky Brewgrille – Mission, KS 7 pm – 10 pm (No Cover)
Sat, Oct 27 Lauren Krum Ensemble Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 8:00 PM (Free)
Sat, Oct 27 Saturday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Sun, Oct 28 Jazz Jam Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 7:00 PM (Free)
Mon, Oct 29 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Oct 29 Blue Monday Jam Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Tue, Oct 30 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Thu, Nov 1 Rod Fleeman & Dan Bliss The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Thu, Nov 1 Thursday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Fri, Nov 2 Friday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Sat, Nov 3 The Bel Airs Trouser Mouse Bar & Grill 9:00 pm
Sat, Nov 3 Chris Burnett Quartet Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 8:30 (FREE)
Sat, Nov 3 Saturday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Mon, Nov 5 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Nov 5 Blue Monday Jam Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Tue, Nov 6 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Thu, Nov 8 Thursday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Fri, Nov 9 Friday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Sat, Nov 10 Saturday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Mon, Nov 12 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Nov 12 Blue Monday Jam Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Tue, Nov 13 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Thu, Nov 15 Thursday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Fri, Nov 16 Friday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Sat, Nov 17 Bobby Watson Hollywood Theater | Performing Arts Center – Leavenworth, KS 8:00 PM (10:00 PM)
Sat, Nov 17 Saturday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($20)
Mon, Nov 19 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Nov 19 Neo-Soul Lounge Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Tue, Nov 20 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Fri, Nov 23 The Bel Airs Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, MO 9:00 pm
Fri, Nov 23 Friday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Sat, Nov 24 The Bel Airs Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, MO 9:00 pm
Sat, Nov 24 Saturday in the Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 pm ($10)
Mon, Nov 26 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Nov 26 Blue Monday Jam Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Tue, Nov 27 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Thu, Nov 29 Thursday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Fri, Nov 30 Friday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Mon, Dec 3 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Tue, Dec 4 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Thu, Dec 6 Rod Fleeman & Dan Bliss The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Dec 10 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Tue, Dec 11 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Dec 17 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Tue, Dec 18 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Tue, Dec 18 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Fri, Dec 21 Karrin Allyson Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Kansas City, MO
Sat, Dec 29 Drew Williams Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 8:00 pm
Mon, Dec 31 The Bel Airs Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, MO 9:00 pm
Sat, Feb 16 Kurt Elling Gem Theatre – Kansas City, MO
Sat, Mar 9 Matthew Rybicki Folly Theater 8:00 pm
Sat, Mar 23 Benny Green Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:00 pm

Upcoming Kansas City Jazz Events

Thu, Oct 11 Claire Daly CD Release Event Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Fri, Oct 12 Stacy Mitchhart Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, MO 7:00 pm
Fri, Oct 12 Tyrone Clark Ensemble Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 8:00 PM (Free)
Fri, Oct 12 Friday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Sat, Oct 13 2012 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz And Blues Festival American Jazz Museum – Kansas City, MO 11:00 AM ($10+)
Sat, Oct 13 On The Blue Room Stage Blue Room – Kansas City, MO All Day ($10)
Sun, Oct 14 Jazz Jam Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 7:00 PM (Free)
Mon, Oct 15 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Oct 15 Blue Monday Jam Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Tue, Oct 16 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Thu, Oct 18 Rob Scheps with Shunzo Ohno Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 7:00 PM (Free)
Thu, Oct 18 Thursday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Fri, Oct 19 Shemekia Copeland Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, MO
Fri, Oct 19 Matt Otto Trio Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 8:00 PM (Free)
Fri, Oct 19 Friday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Sat, Oct 20 Jerry Hahn Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 8:00 PM (Free)
Sat, Oct 20 Saturday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Mon, Oct 22 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Oct 22 Blue Monday Jam Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Tue, Oct 23 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Thu, Oct 25 Thursday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Fri, Oct 26 Passport CD Release Party Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 8:00 PM (Free)
Fri, Oct 26 The Celtic Tenors Music Hall – Kansas City, MO
Fri, Oct 26 Friday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Sat, Oct 27 Lauren Krum Ensemble Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 8:00 PM (Free)
Sat, Oct 27 Saturday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Sun, Oct 28 Jazz Jam Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 7:00 PM (Free)
Mon, Oct 29 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Oct 29 Blue Monday Jam Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Tue, Oct 30 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Thu, Nov 1 Rod Fleeman & Dan Bliss The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Thu, Nov 1 Thursday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Fri, Nov 2 Friday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Sat, Nov 3 The Bel Airs Trouser Mouse Bar & Grill 9:00 pm
Sat, Nov 3 Chris Burnett Quartet Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 8:30 (FREE)
Sat, Nov 3 Saturday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Mon, Nov 5 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Nov 5 Blue Monday Jam Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Tue, Nov 6 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Thu, Nov 8 Thursday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Fri, Nov 9 Friday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Sat, Nov 10 Saturday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Mon, Nov 12 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Nov 12 Blue Monday Jam Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Tue, Nov 13 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Thu, Nov 15 Thursday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Fri, Nov 16 Friday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Sat, Nov 17 Bobby Watson Hollywood Theater | Performing Arts Center – Leavenworth, KS 8:00 PM (10:00 PM)
Sat, Nov 17 Saturday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Mon, Nov 19 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Nov 19 Neo-Soul Lounge Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Tue, Nov 20 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Fri, Nov 23 The Bel Airs Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, MO 9:00 pm
Fri, Nov 23 Friday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Sat, Nov 24 The Bel Airs Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, MO 9:00 pm
Mon, Nov 26 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Nov 26 Blue Monday Jam Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Tue, Nov 27 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Thu, Nov 29 Thursday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 7:00 PM (FREE)
Fri, Nov 30 Friday In The Blue Room Blue Room – Kansas City, MO 8:30 PM ($10)
Mon, Dec 3 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Tue, Dec 4 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Thu, Dec 6 Rod Fleeman & Dan Bliss The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Dec 10 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Tue, Dec 11 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Mon, Dec 17 Millie Edwards & Mike Pagan The Phoenix (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Tue, Dec 18 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Tue, Dec 18 Open Jam with The Everette DeVan Trio The Phoenix – Kansas City, MO 7-11 (no cover)
Fri, Dec 21 Karrin Allyson Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Kansas City, MO
Sat, Dec 29 Drew Williams Take Five Coffee Bar – Leawood, KS 8:00 pm
Mon, Dec 31 The Bel Airs Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, MO 9:00 pm
Sat, Feb 16 Kurt Elling Gem Theatre – Kansas City, MO
Sat, Mar 9 Matthew Rybicki Folly Theater 8:00 pm
Sat, Mar 23 Benny Green The Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum – Kansas City, MO 8:00 pm

 

Music is a Buffet Line

Music is like a buffet table. Everyone brings their dish. Some bring 5 bean salad, or potato salad,or caesar salad, or cole slaw and others might bring something totally different like chocolate chip cookies, apple pie, green bean casserole, tuna salad. Some might just bring crackers, carrot sticks, or chips. Some musicians might think that the people who brought the crackers did not bring a dish as good as theirs.
Then the people who listen to the music come up and grab a paper plate and pick and choose what they want to fill their plate. They are not going to like everything on the buffet line and some they may want to just sample but it doesn’t mean they will come back for seconds.
And guess what? At the end of the meal, the buffet line is empty. All of the food is gone!
I don’t like when I hear musicians putting down other people’s music or genres and realize that ALL MUSIC has someone who wants to listen to it. There’s music for everyone and there’s a fan for everyone’s music.
I hope I never think that I am too good or too talented or that my genre of music is the only music in the world. Feel sorry for people who think they are all that and a bag a chips! Ego causes indigestion!