Friday, February 8, 2008

Prepare to Folk Out at the Conservatory

What? Rock gets to be a verb. Why not folk?

Aaaaaanyway... every second Sunday of every month throughout the year, Tacoma Metro Parks hosts an acoustic concert, featuring local musicians, at the lovely W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park. Shows start at 1 PM and last about an hour and a half. This particular Sunday will feature the Conservatory debut of yours truly, the Izenmaniac himself.

Primary billing goes to those who booked the gig, Don Izenman (look! he has the same last name as me! weird...) and Goodwin Trent. The two of them have been making music together in Tacoma for years in a variety of groups. Mr. Trent, as fine a bass player as you are likely to meet (his bass has no frets, I can't work it) is currently recovering from major back surgery (is there such a thing as minor back surgery?), and so, to fill out the ensemble, Don enlisted his youngest spawn, some weirdo named Joe.

Maybe Goodwin will feel great and I'll just hop in on a few songs. Maybe I'll be playing along for the entire hour and a half. We shall see. I can promise that it will be fun no matter which of us is playing when. You can expect a blend of folk, country (the good kind) and acoustic rock, with both covers and a few originals peppered in.

In addition to the music, Saturday is also the opening of the Hilltop Artists glass exhibit, so that display will be in full swing for the show. Free music, free art, oodles of plant life... what more do you need?

Plus, for only the second time ever, you get to see me performing on a mandolin. How cool is that?

Sunday, February 10th. 1 PM - 2:30 PM. Be there or be whichever polygon you find the least cool.

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