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The Wet Darlings – Video Previews

To whet your appetite even more…

The Wet Darlings CD Release at Skully's - 10pm on June 12th

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New Weekly Gig at Vonn Jazz Lounge – Crosswoods

The New Basics Brass Band will start a new weekly gig at the Vonn Jazz Lounge at Crosswoods on Feb. 15th. What better way to spend your monday nights than to get on down with some n’awlins second line and funk!? What’s that you say? You can’t think of any better way? I didn’t think so. Come on down, have a couple of drinks after your lame beginning of the work week, and let us help you unwind. See you there!

CD101 Andymanathon

Just finished up playing with The Wet Darlings at the 2009 CD101 Andymanathon. It’s a fund-raiser for underprivileged children that DJ Andyman puts on every year. He stays on the air for 48 hours straight and asks for pledges and donations whilst taking song requests, auctioning off items, and also featuring local bands performing live on the air in the CD101 Big Room. We were honored when Andyman called us and asked us to participate in the event. Seeing his dedication to this cause was truly an inspiration, and I really couldn’t do more than smile when I saw him pushing through the last few hours of the event.

The Darlings scrounged up what money we could and made a band donation to do our part, which was probably the most rewarding part of the whole experience, but that’s not to discount the whole playing live on the airwaves bit. Playing in a room with a few people watching isn’t so weird, but seeing a few and knowing that there are probably thousands of people listening is a weird feeling. Kinda hard to muster the energy that comes from a typical live show, but I think we did pretty well, after listening to the recording of the segment that we were featured in. We played one of our originals, “So Long Lover,” and then a rendition of “O Holy Night,” to keep with the spirit of the event.

In any case, I haven’t heard the final results, but before I left the CD101 studios, I heard them announce that they had raised over $31,000, which is a wonderful feat. Although we only played a tiny part in the fund raiser, I’m glad that we could do our part in the endeavour, and really witness the spirit of giving that the holiday season is all about. Click here for more information on CD101 For the Kids. While you’re there, check out CD101 and all their cool upcoming events. When a local independent radio station  goes all out for a charitable cause they way these guys have, I have no problem giving them a shameless plug, so please check them out online and tune into 101.1 fm.

UPDATE 12/21/09: Found out this morning that the Andymanathon managed to raise over $42,000 for the kids. Thanks to everyone who made a pledge and sacrificed to support this wonderful cause.

Kevin Dean Returns to Ohio

Kevin Dean is making a return to the Rumba Cafe in Columbus in support of his debut album, “Long Live the Ashes.” I’m really excited about this, as I’ll not only get to see one of my good friends for the first time in months, but I’m also really looking forward to playing debuting some of his new tunes at this show! I would strongly encourage anyone who hasn’t checked out his tunes to look him up on iTunes and take a listen. Kevin’s just beginning to blossom as an artist, and I firmly believe he’s going to do something great with his talent. Come check it out before he’s too big to come back to Columbus.

Thursday, June 18th at 10pm

Rumba Cafe

Also Appearing: Miss Molly!

– Link to Facebook Event

Comfest 2008

Currently Listening to: Vertical Horizon – Finding Me

For those of you who will be at Comfest this year, maybe we’ll run into each other!

I’ll be playing at the following times/locations:

Friday June 27th at 6pm on the Gazebo Stage with The Wet Darlings.

Sunday June 29th at 2pm on the Gazebo Stage with Jared Mahone.

Sunday June 29th at 8pm on the I Wish You Jazz Stage with The New Basics Brass Band.

Hope to see you there! Enjoy the weekend of great music and celebrating the community!