i've just returned from a whirlwind weekend in los angeles where i attended the
Grammy Awards ceremonies, visited with some friends and did a little business. the
awards were fun. i was unable to keep myself from the furtive glances around me that
signaled things like "there's quentin tarrantino..." i'm generally non-plussed by
all that kind of chicanery, but i fell victim myself when one of my heros walked by.
i got to say a quick hello to one of the musicians i respect most in the world- Ry Cooder.
for those of you born after jimmy carter was president, Ry is something of an icon
to those of us who enjoy what has some to become called "world" music ( a term that
i abhor, by the way...) he was into american music before bands like wilco made it
hip to like "roots music." and i mean way before... about 20 years before. but i digress.
the bottom line is that we didn't win the grammy in our category. i quickly learned
the mantra that all who do not win the award must endure (for at least another year-)
"it's an honor to even be nominated." true, true...
the good news is that it looks promising that i'll be doing some more scoring/soundtrack
work this coming year and there are quite a few promising recording projects on the calendar.
look for records with kim taylor (summer-ish), knocknagael (cool scottish-rock with bagpipes!),
sarah masen, david wilcox and a few others. but before i get ahead of myself, here are some
places to come and see me play guitar (if you are so inclined..)
SATURDAY feb 14- VALENTINES DAY CONCERT
- an evening with kim taylor and band
-newport, Ky (cincinnati)- the southgate house.
we will play two sets. this is a band not too be missed. 'nuff said?
band starts around 9pm - get a babysitter right now.
Saturday February 21st
ric solo- opening for david wilcox
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 North Lincoln Ave
Chicago IL 60625
Phone 773-525-7793 for more info.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2004
ric solo-opening for david wilcox
316 South Main
Ann Arbor MI 48104
Phone 734-761-1451 for more info.
February 25, 2004
kim taylor band-
opening for Anne Heaton
Visit Step Out Productions for more details.
March 20, 2004
kim taylor band-
The Mad Frog
March 26, 2004
ric solo- with songwriters in the round
Trinity House Theater
Trinity House Benefit Concert
April 17, 2004
ric with BAND!
york st cafe,
859.261.YORK for details/tickets