Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Americana in the Park
Just a heads-up to local readers—or any other readers who are dying to spend July 4th in Council, Idaho (admittedly, I suspect the latter would be an extremely small set of folks!): yours truly will be performing in Council City Park from 7:00-9:00 p.m. as a prelude to the fireworks display. I’m not promising any pyrotechnics myself—just not that sort of musician—but there should be some fun times with old blues & country songs, & a few old-time novelty songs thrown in for good measure. A couple of things worth mentioning: I’ve started to incorporate my old Windsor 5-string banjo into the act to punctuate things here & there, so there will be blues banjo for your listening pleasure—haven’t you always wanted to hear “Come On In My Kitchen” on a 5-string? Even more noteworthy (if slightly less certain)—there’s a good chance a very special mystery guest musician will be joining me for about the final hour of the show.
The 4th of July is without question Council, Idaho’s extravaganza for the year: a parade, the world-famous porcupine races, softball, music (the High School chorus also will be singing in the afternoon), the evening fireworks display put on by the Council Volunteer Fire Department, & more. Since I won’t be able to run around town covering all the events for the blog (not efficient use of energy the day of a show), on Friday the Wayback Machine will take us to Council’s July 4th 1998 so you can get a sense of this small town celebration.
Hope to see you there!