I’ve been hanging back on the blogging during after-action reviews of Lancaster Roots and Blues. The consensus: let’s do it again! The dates for Lancaster Roots and Blues 2015 are February 6-7. Just this morning we opened a very limited offer for early-bird tickets. You can buy a weekend pass right now for $85. With 92% of 2014 attendees saying they will return next year, you better not snooze on this price. I said my public thank-you to many in my last blog and have been going around with handshakes and hugs since. Rich has asked me to return as Director of Operations. We have big plans for you.
Gigspots got a nice boost through my work with LRB. The Facebook page is nearing 1,000 Likes and the Twitter account is racing. The YouTube is gaining subscribers daily. I published “The Road to Roots and Blues” in Regional Musician Magazine’s March edition and have been receiving a surprising number of offers to contribute to projects big and small. Please keep them coming! Yes, I can help you script, promote, organize and deliver your event or tour. And by the end of 2014 I will be working with bands and live music venues from Texas to Vermont. Count on hearing more about my friends at Gable Music Ventures, NaptownMusic, LadyLake Music and some other fascinating connections I’ve made.
My Gigspots Showcases at Lancaster Dispensing Company have been fun and well-received! The show 3/8 with Reverend TJ McGlinchey, Christopher Davis-Shannon and Dani Mari (aka Lovers League) was a hoot! Many thanks to my pals Kalob, Rob and Eric (from The Kalob Griffin Band) for stopping by to play the middle set. You all sounded wonderful and intern Jimmy allegedly captured some great video.
The April showcase 4/12 will be a rock show! Gigspots will be celebrating three years in business and we want to make some noise. Jason Ager and C.O.P.O. mix rock, funk and hip-hop influences in a groovy brew all their own. Wear some comfy shoes! In the middle set, we celebrate one of our all-time local favorites: Angelo M. This dude has been one of my favorite guitar players for over twenty years and I can’t believe I snagged him for the showcase! You have a better chance at seeing him in Nashville these days or at big blues festivals across the nation. Come to DipCo and party with us!