Be There! High Noon!

Hey Friends,

Pickamania-Logo_sm1Gotta ask something of ya’s – We need you to be at Gough Park on Saturday by noon, or 12:15 at the latest!

That’s when the (new) Gypsy Feet Band will take the stage (2nd act of the day) at Silver City’s 7th Annual Pickamania!

We’ve been working with all our hearts on our all-original set, songs written by myself and by Charlie Alfero, and we’re WAY jazzed!

DSC05609In case you haven’t heard us in awhile, we now have a 7-piece band!  Our folk-rock-Americana is filled out with not only guitars and Charlie’s mandolin and Jeff Ray’s bass, but with congas, flute, and fiddle – a tight, rockin’ sound that’s guaranteed to move your dancin’ feet!

So come on out and support your home-town (and regionally-important) folk festival – and us!

See you in the park ~

Let’s all have a great weekend ~  (And pray to send any rain on Saturday and Sunday into the Gila Wilderness.)

120810 Charles&Greg 020crLove and Peace,

Greg

PS  Friday, I’ll be playing bass with elder bluesman Scott van Linge and drummer Rodney Henderson (The Loose Blues Band) at Diane’s Parlor, 510 N Bullard, downtown Silver City, 6-9 pm.

Four Different Performances this Weekend and Next

Hey Friends ~

As we’re planning our weekends, I thought I’d let you know I’m looking forward to four different sorts of performances:  with the new Gypsy Feet Band, with the Loose Blues Band, solo, and with Charlie and few guest musicians still to be determined. Hope to see you soon!

20150410_205752Friday, 24th, 6-9 pm:  Greg and Charlie and the Gypsy Feet Band will perform original folk and favorite folk-rock covers at Diane’s Parlor, 510 N Bullard, in Silver City’s downtown historic district.  Fine food and drink, and fine folks.

Saturday, 25th, 6:30- 9 pm: The Loose Blues Band will play classic blues, rock, country and folk at Diane’s Parlor, 510 N Bullard, in Silver City’s downtown historic district.  Fine food and drink, and fine folks.

Thursday, 30th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm:  Greg will play a couple of solo sets of original folk-rock and favorite rare folk-rock covers at Diane’s Parlor, 510 N Bullard, in Silver City’s downtown historic district.  Fine food and drink, and fine folks.

Saturday, August 1st, 9 – 11 am:  Greg and friends (assorted members of the Gypsy Feet Band) will perform original folk and favorite folk-rock covers at the Farmers Market, east of Bullard Street between 7th and 8th Streets in downtown Silver City.

Thanks for supporting local music ~

Love and Peace,

Greg

rockhoundnight4PS  In coming weeks, we have gigs at The Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, Rockhound State Park, Pickamania, and the Festival of the Written Word!   To see the full schedule, click here.

“It Makes Sense to Me” – new recording

DSC04758Hi Ya’ll ~

And thanks, from Jean, Jeff, and myself, to everyone who came out to our performance yesterday at Yankee Creek Coffee House. You were a great audience.

“Makes Sense to Me” is an original.  It’s fairly new and rarely played out, and this is our first released recording – a live, single-track.  My blessing to all the world.

 

We got a few other recordings we’re happy with – though for some reason Jeff’s bass was faint – not in performance, just in the recording.  Where’s the sound engineer when you need them?

Enjoy!

Full Moon Energy, New Video, & Upcoming Performance

Big thanks to Jeff Ray for taking some phone-camera videos of Charlie and me last Saturday at the Yankie Creek Coffee House, here in Silver City, NM.

I’d like to share this video of my song about being away and coming “Home again.”  (Second song on the page)  Hope you like it!

The Waxing Gibbous Moon energy of the last week has kept us up late many nights and working most of Sunday redesigning my website.  I’m so excited about the changes (Thank you, Jean Ann~ ), I want to point out that my site’s now both more attractive with things easier to find, but we can now listen to recordings of my original songs and watch videos of some performances without leaving my site and having to deal with the quirks of YouTube and other sites.

I hope you’ll check out the rest of the site, “like” things, comment, share, and subscribe if you haven’t already.  Thanks ~  (You can unsubscribe, of course, at anytime.)

I intend to be more regular about posting.  I’m going to aim for one short post like this once a week.

Just to scan all the post titles on the right column of this site is a heady flashback to all the great shows and guests Jean and I hosted over 5 months on “Silver City Acoustic” (on our local community radio station, Gila-Mimbres Community Radio) – including Lloyd Maines (Grammy award-winning producer and phenomenal musician I’ve been admiring for decades) and Terry Hendrix (award-winning Texas singer-songwriter I’ve come to appreciate immensely) and many, many more amazing guests, local and touring, that we had the pleasure to meet.

Speaking of local and touring musicians, did you know our own, local, amazing bluesman Jammin’ Jeff used to tour with Bo Diddley for twenty-some years!?  Yeah!  What a great couple of shows we had with Jeff in the studio.  Hope to do it again.

Coming up:  this Saturday, I’ll play bass with friends, luthier and bluesman Scott van Linge and killer percussionist Rodney Henderson – as The Loose Blues Band9-11 am at the Farmer’s Market – one of the last markets of the year.

There are still tables piled high with the last of summer harvest, so don’t miss it!  Not only do you get to buy the best food available in our world, but then you can relax, enjoy some music, even dance, and reconnect with friends and acquaintances on this wonderful Harvest Moon weekend before we all huddle indoors for the winter!  It’s still nice to be outside on a Silver City morning!  Hope to see you there.

Quick look ahead:  Charlie Alfero and I, perhaps with guests, will be playing at Diane’s Parlor the last two Fridays of this month, the 24th and 31st (Halloween – costumes?), 6-9 pm.  Expect fun!