Summer! - June 25, 2016
Alan after a haircut from Frankie, leaving for Maui. May 2016
It seems for the last 3 years or so I have only managed to get a couple of journal posts a year up on this site. The last one was 6 months ago. Same for the post before that. It's this musical theatre business that is keeping me so occupied and I'm loving it!
I recently returned from about 5 weeks on the road; 8,000 miles, 9 cities! It was a combination of business and pleasure. Highlights included musical reunions with Poeina Suddarth (in LA) and Felicia Figueroa (in Tucson); studio recording sessions with Susan Peck (in Albuquerque) and Angela Pope (in Taos); and Theatre site visits in Eugene (OCT), Ashland (OSF), Albuquerque (Adobe Theatre) and Maui (Maui Children's Theatre). Whew! For details check #dsmtour2016
In addition to promotional work for Alan's Confectionery (#AlansConfectionery), I'm in development for 2 new musicals, 'Homeless' (in collaboration with Kathryn Grimm) and 'Grand Jury'.
All this focus on theatre and recording means fewer live performances for ARTB. You can catch Whit live around town with his Jump / Swing band The Sportin' Lifers, Frankie is gearing up for recording with German singer/songwriter, Oli Heine, Susan is busy leading the choir and house band for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Albuquerque and I'll be performing once again with the Sleepy Hollow crew Friday and Saturday night, July 8, 9 at the 2016 Oregon Country Fair.
Next ARTB gig won't be until the annual Helsing Junction Sleep Over / K Records Fest in August (watch here for details soon).
Also, expect 2 new studio releases from ARTB before the summer is over.
As always, thank you so much for your support. For us, it's all about service. Making music is how we do it. You are why we do it! Have a healthy, happy summer!!!