Hey families! Come to Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center on Monday, May 30 (that’s Memorial Day) and see Johnny Bregar and the Country Dawgs rock the Fountain Lawn! And for an extra-special treat, we have Chris Ballew (singer for the Presidents of the United States of America, aka “Caspar Babypants”) joining us on back-up instruments and vocals. It’s gonna be sweet! We play at 1:15p.m. and are just one of six Kindiependent bands playing Monday morning/afternoon.
See you there!
It’s just a little over a week until Conundrum 2011. Every year we top ourselves and this year will be no different. If you’ve never been, this event is the culmination of a year’s worth of work for each of my students. It gives each drummer a chance to show their feats in front of a supportive audience filled with friends and families while up on a real stage, with real lights, being backed by real professional musicians. My students have pushed the envelope again this year with song selections from bands as diverse as The Beach Boys, My Chemical Romance, Nirvana, Dizzy Gillespie, Green Day, and Maroon 5. Some of these drummers have been playing for years, and others only for a couple of months.
I have a few treats for the audience this year too! There is going to be a ROCK STAR COSTUME CONTEST with prizes for best student costume and best audience costume (child AND adult categories). All that plus getting treated to the sounds of Jherek Bischoff and Johnny Bregar backing these kids up.
I’ve set up a page specifically for Conundrum. I’ll start to keep an archive of videos and photos as people post them to YouTube.
I am super excited to announce that I’m playing with Johnny Bregar and the Country Dawgs at the Treehouse Café on Bainbridge Island on Sunday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. I’ve yet to play this hot new venue on the island. It’s just a short walk from my house AND the show will be over by nap time. What could be better? If you’ve got kids and live on Bainbridge, I expect to see you there!
My second gig with Johnny Bregar and the Country Dawgs last Saturday was a rockin’ good time. We had about 315 kids and parents in the hall, quite a difference from our last show! Our next show will be at the Treehouse Café on Bainbridge Island on March 20 at 10:30 a.m. Hope to see you there!
I’m playing a kid show with Johnny Bregar and friends at the Mount Baker Community Club Saturday, January 22. The show starts at 10:30 a.m. and is in Seattle somewhat near Seward Park. Visit their site for directions (2811 Mount Rainier Drive South).
Yesterday was my first gig with Johnny Bregar and the ______________ (we’re days from having a new name). We played in the UW Bookstore/Top Pot in Mill Creek. I didn’t really know what to expect and was a little nervous just to be on “stage” for the first time with 4 other people I’d never gigged with before. Wow! What a show. It didn’t matter that kids are a forgiving crowd, we hit it. It went really fast and we had to skip a song or two. The best part was looking out and seeing my kids singing along.
I’m excited to announce my first show with the Johnny Bregar Band this Saturday, January 8, at the Top Pot Doughnuts store in Mill Creek! I’ve been rehearsing with Johnny and the band for the last few months and I can’t wait to play my first-ever kids concert. The concert starts at 11:00 a.m. and is very definitely all ages! I hope to see you there!