Some shows open an entire new world for me. My upcoming show at the Kirkland Arts Center on Saturday, May 12th at 4pm is a performance I was lucky to get thanks to being in the right place at the right time back in December.
Update: it was awesome…
It’s out of the ordinary for me to bring my guitar to work and carry it around for the day. This past December had one of these unordinary days, however, because I was recording the first episode of Break Room Balladeer.
Riding the bus with a guitar isn’t necessarily an enjoyable thing but, hey, it’s not that big of a deal if I can play music for people.
After work, I met up with Brynna (my fiancé) to attend a new art installment at Kirkland Arts Center. I arrived pretty early with my guitar in hand and as soon as Brynna arrived, I went out to put the guitar safely in the truck.
There was supposed to be some kind of live music that night. Brynna’s sister, Geneva (who works at the Kirkland Arts Center) was waiting for the jazz band to show up to perform at the opening but they never did.
A manager at Kirkland Arts Center had seen me come in with my guitar previously so she asked Geneva if I was any good. She said yeah, which was nice and then asked me if I wanted to play.
Of course I responded positively almost immediately. I’m always down to perform spur of the moment if I have the chance.
So I went back out to the truck, grabbed my guitar, and played for the next hour and a half for the attendees.
It was such a punk performance too. I had now sound reinforcement, no speaker. I was just playing my acoustic and singing in the corner. Then I was asked to “turn down.” To which I could only comply by playing my acoustic guitar softer and bringing my singing as well.
To be fair, I am loud.
Still, it didn’t deter them from inviting me back!
Now it’s time for the Kirkland Arts Center 2018 Kirkland Arts Studio Tour which features the best work from more than 40 local artists and ‘m performing.
The event is taking place on Saturday, May 12th at 4pm at the Kirkland Arts Center and the best part is, it’s entirely free.
My first time playing at Kirkland Arts Center was a fun and impromptu show that I was just in the right place and the right time for and I’m going into this next show with the awesome energy from the last. It’s sure to be fun so if you’re nearby, you should come out!