~ Celebrate Final Night of Wednesday Night Acoustic Jam ~ 12-28-05 marks the last and final night of the Wednesday Night Acoustic Open Jam at the Hull Avenue Tavern. Come help me celebrate three successful years of hosting and performing at the Hull Ave Tavern. I want to thank all the excellent musicians who have come out and shared their talents with everyone. Note: Beginning in January 2006 the owners are trying out another rock jam for Wednesday evening.
Diane & Greg Schmidt Congratulations to Diane & Greg Schmidt who got married last Saturday, Nov 12th! Best wishes for a long and happy marriage! Big thanks to all Ben Jammin, Kyle Patten, Use Of Time and Rick Dressler for helping with the celebration.
"It's Finally Going to AIR! The Hull Avenue Tavern Jam will debut on Mediacom cable channel 15 on October 31st & November 7th. The Hull Jams immediately follows my new show "TeleVision Treats" airing at 10:30pm Monday evening. Please note that "TeleVision Treats" only runs 14 minutes, so the Jams will start at 10:44pm. But I recommend tuning in early to catch the music videos in "TeleVision Treats" first episode. To recap, Hull Avenue Jams are on cable channel 15 at 10:44 pm on 10/31 & 11/7/05. Enjoy! Sincerely, Tony Clark". The preceding was an email I received from Tony Clark on 10-26-05. Mark it on your calendars!
Chris' Cancelled The owner (Tracy) has suffered a stroke. Land Shark's performance dates for October 21 & 22 have been cancelled. We hope and pray that Tracy has a speedy recovery.
Update 10/04/05 The acoustic jam is on Wednesday, October 5th, 8pm-12am.
Hull Ave Tavern - Open For Business The floors are shiny and there are lots of neon lights. There is a new jukebox. The tables and chairs are black lacquer. The acoustic jam is scheduled to begin on October 12th but there is a good chance that it will start on October 5th. Stay tuned!
Back To The Hull In October One of the new owners called me up on 9-8-05 and assured me that the Wednesday Night Jams will continue in October (after the remodeling process).
No Wednesday Night Jam - Hull Ave Tavern Closed There were rumours that it has been sold. Reliable sources told me that performers arrived on Friday evening only to find that the doors have closed and a sign saying "closed for renovation until late September".
www.homegrowntheband.com The 3 piece acoustic project has sprouted roots and is officially dubbed as Homegrown. We have played at a private party up in Kelly, IA and was the opening act for JiMi PiG. Our last performance last Friday night (8-12-05) celebrating Dan's birthday party at Joel's home in Kelly, IA was "AWESOME!". Part of the "magic" that evening was the combination of the cool night air, bright half moon, hot chili soup, tequila and beer! We were very relaxed about playing that we cut shot into "jam mode level". I hope we continue to play at this level. Here is the cast and crew: • Dan Jones (vocals/acoustic guiar/mandolin) • Buz Wiley (acoustic bass, acoustic bass guitar) • Larry Berenguel (vocals/acoustic guitar).
3 Piece Acoustic Project I've agreed to join Dan Jone's project to put together a three piece acoustic ensemble. Starting rehearsals on June 7, 2005 with plans to debut in October or sooner if rehearsals go well. Stay tuned for more updates.
Videos I've posted a few video's of the performers. The videos are only 15 seconds and they're exciting!
Land Sharks Band In February, I've been asked to sit in on a few gigs with the Land Sharks Band. See the schedule for dates and location. 02-07-05 update: I thoroughly enjoyed playing with the Land Sharks Band and I've been asked to continue playing with them for the March and April performances.
I'm still working on my CD.
For those that can't make it to Wednesday nights at the Hull, check out Orlondo's and Bourbon Street.