Wooden Nickels

31 July 2021

I don’t know when I first heard the idiom, “Don’t take any wooden nickels” but I’ve heard it enough to remember the phrase and what it means.  Perhaps it was something Bugs Bunny said. The saying comes from the 1920s, and I wasn’t born quite that early so I figure I must have heard it […]

Words Are Fun!  Especially when they contradict each other…..One of the things I love most about songs is the way the words fit with the music.  I tend to prefer songs with lyrics over instrumentals, and I prefer words with music over poetry.  That doesn’t mean I don’t like instrumentals or poetry, I just prefer […]

We are going to find out first-hand what our future will be, as we venture into the unique experience of returning to live performance venues after a world-wide pandemic. Either by Government mandate, by committee or self-imposed, most of the venues (places where we perform) are still under restrictions – opening cautiously with limited seating […]

Despite stops and starts and bookings and cancellations, somewhere between wishful thinking and an abundance of caution, somehow there are signs that we will be returning to live concerts soon! There is a very important concert coming up April 30 – Friday night at 7:00 pm Western Daylight time.  This will be a live streamed […]

What Day is it?  What Year? If you’re like me, one day rolls into another without much variance. While I wait (still on lockdown in California) the years, the months and the days roll into one another without fanfare.  It doesn’t matter what day you shop for groceries, what day you do laundry or what […]

Testimonials

"I cannot wait for our market to hear Jim’s voice; it truly is spot-on and a beautiful tribute to John’s music."

Lori Kirby, Marketing Director
Capitol Civic Centre, Manitowoc, WI

"It was one of the best programs we have had here and I hope you will come back up next year. The sound and look were perfect and my friends talked all night about how much enjoyment and sentiment your show gave us."

Bob Hartunian
Fawnskin, CA.

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