When I was in high school I was in a pick up band with some classmates. We mostly played for our own pleasure in our homes or in the music rooms at East Noble High. But once we played at Lutheran Homes, in Kendallville. Lutheran Homes was what is known as a nursing home. My mom and my sister worked there at that time, as nurses aids. Today they’re called CNA’s.
I went on from that little school-mate pick up band to playing in private clubs, nightclubs (bars), concert work, and full time in the music industry. I have now come full circle.
Next month I will be performing for the residents at Lutheran Life Villages, in Kendallville. Lutheran Life Villages was formerly Lutheran Homes. I’m also booked at Miller’s Merry Manor in Lagrange, in August. It is so interesting the twists and turns life can take. From lights and rowdy crowds and loud amplifiers to acoustic guitar, and some suitcase drum percussion and an audience that isn’t fueled by alcohol. I am excited at this new phase. I hope to do more of these shows. They’re short, so my carpal tunnel effected hands can handle it. Plus my 15 year old son will be with me – he’s my percussionist – and that makes it really special.
If you know of any opportunities that might fit our presentation, let me know. We aren’t into doing more than two sets on any given day, and we aren’t available on Sabbath (7thd Day, called Saturday). We are interested in a 1st day (Sunday morning) opportunity, if we’re allowed to share from The Scriptures.
So on to the new chapter of my life.