It's been awhile since we've talked, isn't it? Don't take it personally, there's been a lot going on around here. Y'know, life. Yes, we're still friends, time won't change that. What's my schedule like this weekend? Wow, what a question. I'm glad you asked.
Tomorrow night we'll be at Norb Andy's Tabarin like we are every Thursday, and Mr. Jeff Adams will be our special guest, making his solo, singer-songwriter debut. I'm sure you've seen him sit in on several Thursdays; he's a monster guitar player. I'm really excited to have him show off his original work, as well as those lead licks he pulls off every week already.
Speaking of which, Jeff will also be joining us on guitar this Saturday for the Trio's triumphant return at Mowie's Cue after a much needed break. So, I guess we'll be the Chris Maxey Trio+1 this time? Jeff adds plenty on guitar, and it sure has been a blast trading licks with him in practice. I'm really looking forward to this show; it's something you definitely do not want to miss. The band will be starting at 8:30 with a small acoustic set to warm things up, followed by three sets with the electric blues-rock you've come to know and love. Come get you some of this, it's going to be great.
Yeah, I thought you'd ask about that. Our EP has been put on hold due to some family medical emergencies (everything's good now, thanks for asking). However, it's only a short delay, and we'll be rescheduling with Ric Major of Middle Option Music this week to get a few tracks down to "tape". We'll keep you posted on updates as they happen.
Finally, the Trio will be one of many bands that are playing a benefit for a brother musician and his fiancée, Jason Bassett of the band Seeing Daylight. Last month they lost their home and all of their possessions to fire. Luckily no one was hurt, but they also lost the family dog. The event is being held this Sunday from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Curve Inn, and the Trio takes the stage from 6:00-6:45, right before Seeing Daylight plays. I think we'll bring Jeff Adams out for this one, too.
We (musicians) often say support your local music scene, but benefits like these mean more to local musicians than any packed Saturday night. Come support a great cause, have a couple beers, and rock out with us. It's more than a worthwhile way to spend a Sunday, and it would mean a lot.