Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Original music

THERE'S A VERY cool event going on Saturday at Spirit Knob Winery featuring local musicians playing original songs. It's organized by Zeke Cernea and includes Katie Jean, Logan Kammerer and Devonte Clark.

I used to play original music all the time. The Funions recorded three CDs of original songs. Then I joined the dark side and cover bands. So much for the originals. I play out all the time, however. And there is a correlation.

Name the guy in The Funions who now plays drums for Fielder!
Very few bands around here can make it and have a following doing originals. Fielder, which is fronted by Logan, is a rare exception. Most everybody else does covers. When people go out to a bar or venue to hear a band, they want to hear songs they know. It's just that simple.

You have to be really good to pull off originals. The folks you will hear Saturday are really, really, really good.

Cori Lyssy and I are going to try our hands at originals. I used to write songs like mad, but now I'm so darned happy all the time, I just don't have the same motivation. That's a poor excuse.

This is going to be an awesome evening and I wish Zeke and the crew the best of luck.

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