The Risk Factor

There is danger in living every day. Lucky me, I still get to take chances. Always grateful for the Luck Factor!

I’m hoping this cover version of Sting’s Fragile will give you a good vibe.

Music Saves Lives, It Saved Mine

Tis August

The Way Red taught me to play Speak Low!

Things are picking up this month. I’m doing a new show as part of Hollywood Fringe Festival with week end shows thru August.

Tickets available

https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/7194?tab=tickets

Gatsby, an immersive Illumination

Chapter 1: East Egg

Review by DAVID HAVERTY

AUGUST 08, 2021 certified reviewer

What I liked

Once I got my ticket I got a text message from “Daisy” calling me “Nick” Don’t be alarmed. It’s not a spam text like I initially thought lol. Awesome use of the space. A live upright bass is played throughout the night as tone and underscore which was elegant and driving the pace. 
The actors are fantastic. They interact with you and want you to verbally respond to their questions.

What I didn’t like

Wish it was longer. I was having such a great time I wanted to hang out in that world a bit longer. Which is NOT something I’ve ever said about a Fringe performance before. Kudos.

My overall impression

Truly felt like I went to a swanky dinner party.

Hello normal?

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Roadmap, our latest production featuring Devyn Rush and Joe Goldberger:




Mask on, mask off……coming out of a plague or danger ahead? Making new friends during safer at home orders is different and for many, more difficult.

I found a new friend on nextdoor.com. Her name is Marylou Watkins. She posted a poem there that so resonated with me I felt compelled to write music for it.

Determination

We’ve been mandated to stop so many businesses in California due to stay home orders. My usual way of doing music, live for audiences is not allowed, gatherings not allowed……for now.

The mix and mingle that means so much to me has moved online. I see some wonderful folks in 2D. Some are people I have done things with in real life, some I only “meet” online. We can all be global this way.

I cannot stop doing music even when the work is gone.

This circumstance has given me a long awaited sabbatical. I hope I have used it well and will continue to use it well. I’ve been producing music, covers and originals that I publish at my YouTube channel. My band members & I coordinate and create music videos remotely.

Here are the results so far.

Hanging with my co-writer on this one Doug Legacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMGK8mfKh88https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBrbEBeiElk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMGK8mfKh88https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBrbEBeiElk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMGK8mfKh88https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBrbEBeiElk

Big fun at the Hollywood Bowl

What a pleasure it was to play string arrangements by David Campbell and Oliver Kraus conducted by David Campbell.  We were at the sold out Hollywood Bowl with The Dave Matthews Band.   What a great evening it was participating as part of the string section.

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DMB Sold Out!