OK, it’s actually Eberle’s birthday eve, but I couldn’t wait to post my birthday wishes to my dearest! Many, many happy returns, sweet pea!
Eberle & I have been together as a couple since 1997—we’ve known each other since 1984, which also makes her one of my oldest friends—& a very good friend at that! There’s very little question in my mind that some of the most important aspects of my life—in particular, my relationship with music—have been completely enhanced & brought to fruition as a result of my relationship with this wonderful woman.
& in some ways, music is also a metaphor here, because it’s difficult if not impossible to create good music without trust & communication. It’s not always easy being in a “creative” couple, but it certainly has been extraordinarily rewarding for me.
Eberle & I will be playing a show at the Alpine Playhouse in McCall, Idaho on October 15th at 7:30 p.m.—it’s a benefit for the Playhouse, which is a rich community resource—& of course you’re all invited! On Sunday we had our first rehearsal (Eberle will be joining in on exactly half the songs), & it was amazing. I usually perform the blues as a solo act, but Eberle is able to find her place in that music with such skill & feeling!
As a bit of a celebration, I thought I’d share a song Eberle & I co-wrote several years ago—it’s called “Rubato Kangaroo.” She plays flute; I play electric guitar. I know this is one of her favorite songs, & I hope you enjoy it too.
& once again, happy birthday to my darling!
Photo of Eberle by Tim Hohs