Vol. 6 No. 1 May 2018
“It’s been a long time coming
Some say it’s too long“
— Phil Collins, “I Don’t Wanna Know”
I know, it’s been a while since I put out a new issue, but at least part of what’s kept me busy was music-related. In honour of my 50th birthday in September, I put on a benefit concert called Five Four Fifty at the Kelsey Theater in Lake Park. The name of the concert stemmed from the fact it features five solo acts and four groups. In addition to fronting my songwriting/recording group Mystique, I also opened the show as a solo act for a couple of songs. The other acts were:
- Jamie Rasso
- Catlin Snow
- Paul Allen Christopher
- Jason Colannino
- Friction Farm
- The Diane Ward Band
- 900 Seconds
I will do more write-ups about these artists at a later date, because they were all kind enough to donate their time performing for this event and deserve more exposure.
The beneficiary of the performance was the Lake Worth charity Inspirit, founded by my friend and fellow musician Ginny Meredith. This charity pays musicians to play venues like hospitals, nursing homes and rehab units where people can’t get out to hear live music. It is a very worthy cause, and I was glad I was able to do a little something to help advance it.
So that was a cool event to do, but it did take a lot of time and effort, as did other subesequent non-musical endeavours, hence the neglect of this site. But now that Sunfest music and art festival is back, it is time for me to get this website going again.
This issue previews the West Palm waterfront festival, which begins on Thursday, May 3rd. But it also takes a look back at the previous year’s edition, because it is likely the last five-day version of this festival.
So, my apologies for the ten-month lapse in publication, but I’m finally back to typing now, so stay tuned for more coverage of the music scene…
May 3, 2018
Lake Worth, Florida
Sunfest: Looking Back, Look Ahead
Ad-lib to Fade: Sunfest Soundtrack