On The Runway........

Met a guy a couple of weeks ago named Tom DiMenna. Nice guy who is also a songwriter in his own right. We talked for about an hour over coffee and he informed me that he had a performance date that he wasn't able to keep and said he thought HIGHFLIER would be a good stand in to take his place for the evening of Monday, Feb. 12th. To make a long flight short he set up introductions between me and the venue owner and it was agreed that HIGHFLIER would go in and perform. The timing is great an it will be our first paid Portland, Maine performance. Now how cool is that!

It will just be John and I as a duo however so just guitar and bass but since it's a Monday night it's fine. They do book groups with drums closer to and on the weekends so this is a nice beginning to what we hope will be opportunities to be ourselves as a trio with Joe on the throne filling out the songs in his usual expert way. Looking forward to that I can assure you. John and I have been rehearsing and more than once we commented that the music just isn't the same without Joe's tasty embellishments- individually we are all good players but it takes all three of us to create HIGHFLIER.

Be that as it may, I think John and I will be well received and the full compliment of HIGHFLIER will just have to get together and blow the place away at some later date. In the meantime I have offered my recording expertise to Tom Dimenna to help him get his 12 songs well recorded as a thank you for this gigging opportunity. We'll start that process Thursday, Feb. 8th and he's really looking forward to it. I think I will start backing him up on the 12 string and down the road he and I will occasionally perform as a duo with me sitting on a stool in the back corner trying my best to help color in his music. Should be fun. He'll get an accompanist and I'll get to play more.

Well, that's it for now. There are other test flights that I'm waiting to hear back on and will keep the news coming as I get it. HIGHFLIER on the runway, over and out.........