Sojourn of Sparrows


Hey kids – Sojourn of Sparrows will be rocking it out at The Bathtub Gin with our good friends The Goodnight Brothers Band on Friday, May 20! Come on out and heckle – and get ready to make some racket!

The Brothers Comatose

Stumbled upon these guys randomly. The Brothers Comatose seem to be a lot of fun – and splendid players. I hope I get a chance to see them some time.

So this fellow walks into a wine shop and …

house_concertLast night, before our own show, I had a chance to wander over to 202 North Main Wine Bar & Music Room for a couple of minutes just to say ‘hi’ and wish some folks a Merry Christmas.

202 Wines is a nice room, and Mike Parker has done a splendid job of building a cool listening room environment – comfortable, friendly and a very *very* nice little sound system. It sort of feels like a house concert there rather an actual music establishment. Nice vibe.

Anyway – there was a fellow by the name of Ricky Vacca playing an acoustic guitar and singing to a group of 25 or so captivated listeners. The fact that he was playing left-handed sorta Continue reading “So this fellow walks into a wine shop and …”

Dec 20 – Sojourn of Sparrows and Goodnight Brothers

Sojourn of Sparrows and the Goodnight Brothers
For the past few months I have had the pleasure of collaborating on a new musical project with some incredibly talented folks.  This project is called Sojourn of Sparrows, and I guess we’re calling it ‘Dark Folk’, though I’d consider it to be more ‘bleeding edge indie’ than anything else.

This project is an awful lot of fun, and produces some really great ‘ear tapestry’.  We have finally gotten to the point where we are able to sort of predict where each other will go when given the opportunity to ‘stretch out’ – and it is pretty magical at times. Continue reading “Dec 20 – Sojourn of Sparrows and Goodnight Brothers”

Jammin’ For Jess

Hi Kids –

A lot of you know my friend Tony from the original Short Bus Love Affair. Tony is one of the most stand-up guys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and working with, and I think of him as a brother. He’s the sort of person who would not hesitate in the slightest to literally give you the shirt off his back if you needed it (I think I’ve actually seen him do this).

Well, now Tony and his lovely and talented better half, Jessica, are in a bit of a spot and they need *our* help.

A couple of months ago, Jess was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. She has been receiving treatments since then, and her prognosis is very good – and her attitude is – well – she has floored me with her resilience and her determination. I am impressed, to say the least.

However, as you might imagine, even with insurance the impact on them has been severe. Several groups, including the Short Bus, with the help of the River City Bar and Grille, have set aside the day this coming Saturday, Oct 12 to put on an event to show support for these splendid folks, and to perhaps raise a bit of money in the process to alleviate the pinch of ongoing and necessary treatment.

So – that said:

Saturday, October 12 at 1PM
River City Bar & Grille
155 Pinnacle Lane
Mooresville, NC

Alec Bailey
Short Bus Love Affair
Southern Style
Jeff Gates
Pluto for Planet
Ziggy Pockets
Clear Blue Flame
Tyler Hatley and the Little Mountain Band

Please come by – even if all you can offer is a prayer and a hug. Let’s lift Tony and Jess up on our shoulders and carry them for a bit, as they have done for so many in the past!

Thank you – Thank you – Thank you!

You are the *best*!

Just for fun – head on over to the Facebook Event and let us know you’re coming.  It makes our tails wag!  🙂