Springing Ahead

Well, the days are getting longer, the temperatures are becoming less unbearable, and tonight we set our clocks ahead by one hour to begin Daylight Savings Time. It also seems that, after months of virtually no activity, my musical life is starting to spring ahead as well.

In addition to the bi-weekly appearances with the Epworth United Methodist praise band, I’ve also just taken over the bass duties for the local cover band, Time Peace. Gary, the former bassist has decided to move on, and may friend and guitarist for the band, Rick Thomas, asked if I wanted the job. We’re currently in rehearsals, getting the material worked out, and will be hitting the gigs before long. Our first weekend is April 24th & 25th, so I’ll be posting details on that gig soon.

I’m also in the early rehearsing/getting-to-know-each-other stages of another band, which may or may not develop into something tangible. There is definitely some talent involved, but whether we can work things out logistically and creatively, remains to be seen.

Also, next week I begin rehearsals for “The Music Man” at Whiteford High School, with performances on March 20, 21 and 22. Immediately following that show will be Pippin at Ottawa Hills High School on March 27, 28 and 29.