My longtime friends Ryan Van Kirk and Brian Duffy (my current bass player) have formed a band, written a few great songs and recorded them with Dan Hannon. They'd just started their set when I walked in the back of the vibey, trendy room, packed with people on a sold out evening, a bar in the middle, tables all around, people standing, sitting, eating, drinking and shushing themselves silent while the lineup of singer songwriters played their 15 minutes each. In between each set, Garrett Moore, one of the artists and a staple there at Eddie's, MC'd the event and gave the crowd snippets of info on the reason we were there and updates on the amount of money raised in addition to ticket sales.
I was honored to play last and was given a little flexibility because of that. So I squeezed 5 songs into about 17 minutes. It felt like 10. I played 2 new songs then went backward in time:
Ever After (a song a parent would sing to their child about the truth behind fairy tales)
Give Me Words To Speak (with the crowd supplying the Na-Na's so beautifully)
Watch Over Me
My Savior My God
Thanks to Pamela for helping me with my hair and makeup (she showed up after it was sold out, but helped me actually find the place, so I got her and her friend Betsy in, as long as they agreed to do my "hair and makeup" ...then we decided that I wouldn't use any.)
Check out some of the line up!