No, not really… Well, kinda. Shakespearean actors joined me in a fun rendition of “This Little Light of Mine” alongside our hostess, Rev Katherine Paisley at IPUMC’s arts gala, March 1, 2014. Here’s the video, shot by Justin Eisenbraun from UpBeat Music and Arts. Check his original music out and LIKE his page for Ancient Seas. Here’s the vid:
The night overall was a blast, other than the cold weather. I played two sets, one at six, and one at nine – but because of the weather (even if the weather was great, I’d blame the weather) nobody was there, so we took some time to hang out, get to know each other, and shoot a few videos – since we had this great church space to work with as a backdrop.
Joining me was Rev Katherine Paisley, the pastor of Irving Park United Methodist Church. It’s a swell place, and they host the Irving Park Food Pantry, where I play a couple times per year for folks – especially at Christmastime when there are a LOT of people in line.
This event was the 2nd Annual Arts Gala, a fundraiser for the church and a networking event for artists and performers. Overall, a very cool show, with lots of great people. The Shakespeare All-Stars, who joined Rev Katherine and I in the video were great for hopping in with us, and they put on one hell of a show – you really should check them out, LIKE them on Facebook, and all that jazz.
My late set was much better attended, and since everyone was so great to hang out with, we were all able to laugh, tell stories, and BOY do I wish I had video of EVERYBODY missing their cue to sing on Sweet Home Chicago – yeah, these things do happen.
Northwest Arts Connection was well represented, and Alderman John Arena and his wife were in attendance. They rocked out and also missed their cue in Sweet Home Chicago – but don’t judge – like I said: EVERYBODY did.
WHO WANTS A ST PATRICK’S DAY SINGLE?
Coming up next: a “Quick” recording session with Rich from 5 minus X will be up on iTunes shortly!