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PostSubject: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:24 am

I'll be driving down to Huntsville, AL today for the 12th Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival at the Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment Center.  This is the longest running CBG festival in the country.

This year, they are opening up to quite a few newer acts.  They kind of had to as they moved the date a week from its typical Memorial Day weekend.  So, some of the bigger names in the CBG world will be headed to the St. Louis CBG festival this weekend.

So, I sent a demo and got on the roster for Saturday.  Big Chris & D'Bare Bones Band will be making their debut performance at 4 PM.  Yes, there are more than one musician involved.  My brother Darren (aka sabidoo) is headed down Saturday morning to play drums.  I have another guitarist that I met at the CBG fest last year who is going to play lead for me so I can concentrate on playing the songs and singing.

Please pray for me because I want this to be a great demo for the album.  If I do well, I can direct people towards the Facebook page.  Soon I will have some demo versions of my songs up on Reverbnation so you can get a feel for what I am doing.  The album will have a ZZ Top/Glenn Kaiser vibe to it.

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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:52 am

Oh right on dude!  How exciting!  Please keep us posted with how it goes!  Is anyone going to be recording video of the performance?
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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:25 am

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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:51 am

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Oh right on dude!  How exciting!  Please keep us posted with how it goes!  Is anyone going to be recording video of the performance?


I am taking my tablet and hope to get someone to record for me.  I put a new 64 GB card in the computer so that we can get a few songs.

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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:12 am

Praying for you tomorrow.
Keep us posted how it went there.
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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:05 pm

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Oh right on dude!  How exciting!  Please keep us posted with how it goes!  Is anyone going to be recording video of the performance?


I am taking my tablet and hope to get someone to record for me.  I put a new 64 GB card in the computer so that we can get a few songs.

Would love to see that!
I hope you have a great time.

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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:35 pm

The two main acts tonight really put on great shows.  The crowd was huge (3-4 thousand).  There were a lot of hippie type people there, some beatniks, and a lot of folks just out or some free music while they drank beer on a Friday night. Tomorrow it is supposed to rain, so they are moving all of us indoors, so that will cut down on the crowd. You will have the same types of people out tomorrow, but you will have a lot more CBG builders and players here then.  So, the pressure is on to be good!

If I were just going to play any ol' music, I don't think I would be as nervous.  While some of my blues songs aren't Christian songs, a ton of them are.  So, I will e shining the light of Christ into a place where He may not be welcome.  I will not back down, though.  I think Satan just wants me to be scared and run off like a frightened little kid.  I know that my God is bigger and I will not be afraid of this giant.  Hopefully, the blend of lyrical styles will soften the delivery, but I definitely want to make Jesus known while having a great time playing the music I've written.

Here's my setlist:

Amazing Grace (done like Disciple's version)
Telephone
Giant
When Your Time Comes
Life's Just Bad
Standing In Line @ Walmart Blues 
Punch In The Face
Daddy's Little Girl  (about sexual abuse)
Bound For A Throne (parody of Bad To The Bone)
Girl In The Window (about child neglect--Google the song title and learn about a student I had in my classroom)
You Are My Lord
Talkin' 'Bout Jesus

So, while mostly new tunes from the blues CD, I did sneak a couple of Mission Of One songs in there!  With a little talking to the crowd, I might actually have to cut some songs to fill my hour and not run over.

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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:34 am

Talking Bout Jesus is a favorite of mine.  Wish I could be there to see you play.  I'll bet you and Sabidoo will do great.

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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:35 am

Go get 'em!
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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:40 am

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Talking Bout Jesus is a favorite of mine.  Wish I could be there to see you play.

That's my all time favorite song.
It would be cool to see you and Sabidoo playing there live.
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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:00 pm

WE SURVIVED!  Not a single piece of fruit or vegetables was thrown!

We sounded a bit rough, but we never got a real soundcheck and I didn't get a chance to practice with the lead player.  Add in my own foibles, and I am sure we sounded rough.  However, the applause was good for the 100 or so we were playing to. 

All in all, it was a good time and I proved I could do it.  Also, we were able to talk about the Lord in a totally secular setting.  If they didn't get enough Jesus from me, then Gypsy Carns took the stage right after us.  So, together we hit them with a one/two punch!

I haven't had a chance to look at the video we shot.  If its decent, I'll get some up on YouTube.  If it isn't, well.......You mean we videoed?  LOL

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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:44 pm

Very cool!  Glad you had a good time.
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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:49 am

I hope to get to watch/listen to my video this week and maybe get some posted to YouTube.

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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:41 am

Good news. I am happy for ya. If I remember correctly There were times when you felt depressed about not being able to share your music. Last weekend was a blessing for you and others I think
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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:07 pm

Sounds great, I hope the vids where decent enough to post.

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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:01 pm

alldatndensum wrote:
I hope to get to watch/listen to my video this week and maybe get some posted to YouTube.

We'll be sure to judge it . . . er, I mean, enjoy it as soon as it's up  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:48 pm

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If they didn't get enough Jesus from me, then Gypsy Carns took the stage right after us.  So, together we hit them with a one/two punch!
That's pretty cool you got to "open" for a bigger name (at least in Christian blues circles).

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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:37 pm

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alldatndensum wrote:
If they didn't get enough Jesus from me, then Gypsy Carns took the stage right after us.  So, together we hit them with a one/two punch!
That's pretty cool you got to "open" for a bigger name (at least in Christian blues circles).



With Gypsy's set, though, it was more about promoting his grand daughter Macey.  They actually were billed as Macey Mac and Gypsy.

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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:53 am

Good to hear it all went very well.
Looking forward to the video.
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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:24 am

You won't get the video.  The sound is just too distorted.  I don't know if it is lousy mic on my tablet or if the guy doing it is too close to the stage taking in too much volume.  I almost bet there would have been a different outcome if he had just moved back in the theater and zoomed in a bit.  Alas, the world may never know.

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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:48 pm

Ah bummer.

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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:09 am

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PostSubject: Re: This is a BIG weekend for me!   Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:45 am

Welcome to KaramKaram to CHM.
Nice to have you aboard of CHM.
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