I just dropped in and, wow, I’ve been AWOL for a while. Not everyone is on Facebook, and I apologize to those who depend on this site to see what I’ve been up to.
My monthly gig at the Sleeping Moon Cafe is no more. For a couple of reasons, but primarily because the Sleeping Moon Cafe is no more. They are looking to relocate and reopen. I wish Mark well, but I shan’t be playing there again regardless. The second time you drive 50 miles to a gig and arrive to find someone else already set up and playing, you can’t help but conclude that maybe it’s time for something else.
For the third year I have applied for and failed to be accepted to perform at the Lake County Folk Festival in Eustis, Florida in October. To say I’m disappointed is insufficient. I really thought I’d taken my performing to the necessary level, but alas, my opinion doesn’t count. I believe I need to improve the body of work I have available for people to review. I guess I’d better get to work on that.
I have my application in for the Barberville Fall Jamboree in November. I’ve yet to get accepted, but I have been previously and feel pretty hopeful about that one.
I’m working on putting together a group of other talented performers to play the festivals. All solid people and I feel confident that we can put something together that is pretty special.
There seems to be sufficient confluence of on-line services and affordable technology that will allow me to put on live, streaming mini-house concerts via my “Brett Cammack – Classic Acoustic Americana” page on Facebook. If you like what I’m trying to accomplish here, please Like that page for me.
I’ve been caught up in a lot of non-music stuff the past six months or so, but things are looking pretty good and I think I’m going to have the time and money to really start hitting the open mics and working in media to make a body of work available.
I also must take a moment to mention some fine people that have left us in the past month or so. Jerry Banton, Don Van Duesen, and Bea. All lovely people that I will miss very much.