Every day going out to work with my good friend Don Campbell and the band is a good day at work. Over the 13 or so years that we’ve played together, we’ve shared many special moments together on stage. Last night was definitely one of them. Big thanks to Don for always trusting me to be his wing man, especially in moments like this One at Mill Creek Park in South Portland last night. Having Jonathan Edwards sit in for the back half of our set was amazing. Getting to back him up on his biggest hits? Priceless, and infinitely memorable. Thanks also to Jonathan for being so accommodating with the photo. Best complement of the night? He said to me after the show, “those were some great grooves back there!”
Maine and NH friends, please catch WCSH 6 tonight for their “207” program at 7pm to see Don Campbell along with the rest of the band (including yours truly). We shared 2 songs from the “Kites to Fly” CD in preparation for our shows this weekend in Camden and Kennebunk.
For everyone that is “from away,” here’s the video.
A big thanks to Rob, Beckie, Danny, and everyone at “207.” It’s always great to be a part of what you do.
I’m encouraged when I can meet new people, hear new music, and celebrate new experiences in my adopted hometown of Portland, Maine. I’ve called Maine home for quite a few years now, and one would think that I’ve seen all the sights and done all the thangs. But, there are days like today that reignite the excitement of living in such a cool area.
I have the pleasure of opening up for the legendary Kix Brooks, half of the famed duo Brooks & Dunn, at the gorgeous Seaside Pavilion in Old Orchard Beach. Owned and operated by the Salvation Army, this amazingly simple and beautiful outdoor amphitheater has been presenting concerts, and this is my first time laying eyes on it. Wow.
Reporting from Cape Elizabeth today, friends.
I’ve been recording for my longtime friend and musical associate Don Campbell, laying down hand percussion and drum set incidentals at my home studio.
Now that he has returned to Maine from his winter home of Nashville, we thought we’d get together in his summer home studio in Cape Elizabeth to get down to some nitty gritty. As I always want to be armed to the teeth, I brought a truckload full of gear, including a heap of shakers, tamborines, bells, hand drums, and more. The pieces that got the most action, though, were my Roland Handsonic, which has been a standby for almost a decade, and my Pearl Masters Studio toms, with my Meinl crashes.
A day with Don is always a good day, as we have worked together for tons for years. The fact that we got a ton of great work done is awesome, considering the amount of laughing and busting chops that we do.
I can’t wait to share some news about this upcoming project with Don! More on the horizon…