I was half way through my second set on Saturday at the Greeley Farmers Market and I had just started playing Classical Gas. A family walked by with 3 young children. The youngest child, who I am guessing was maybe 4 years old, broke free from her father and ran up to my Crate Street EX amplifier, which sits on the ground, and hugged the amplifier smiling a huge grin on her face. It was obvious that this young girl had serious vision issues (and possibly other issues) judging from the weirdness of her…Read more
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Happy New Year!
It's cold here in Colorado (11 degrees for a high today) but this year is starting off great. I have upcoming performances in January and more in the works for the rest of the year.
I am working on some more new pieces and hope to have them under my fingers soon.
The new sound system I recently purchased is drawing rave reviews for its clarity and its ability to project the sound with minimal volume, which is great because I don't like to perform at Rock and Roll volumes.
So check out the…Read more
This Friday, September 7th, give yourself a break and go to Sweet Heart Winery on Route 34 west of Loveland, to relax and taste some fine wines and listen to yours truly play solo guitar music from 6pm to 8pm. It's a great way to let the stress of everyday life disappear.
See you there!
They year is off to a good start. I had a great time performing at the Sweet Heart Winery in Loveland and the audience enjoyed the show while they tasted the various fine wines vented at the winery.
I also had fun performing at the Loveland Museum for the opening of the Innate Confluences exhibit. This is an interactive art exhibit and is great fun. Be sure to check it out.
I am working on my summer performance schedule and I will be at many Farmers Markets in the Front Range area. Be sure to…Read more
My 2017 Farmers Market World Tour was supposed to kick off this morning with a gig at the Drake Road Farmers Market. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other ideas as the temperature dropped into the 20's and it snowed and snowed and snowed. The Farmers Market was cancelled, which is the first time I have heard of a market being cancelled due to winter weather. How very Coloradoan.
Next up is Sunday May 7th from 11am to 3 pm at the Harmony Farmers Market in Fort Collins. Come on out for great…Read more
We are having an early spring here in Colorado, and I have come out of hibernation. I spent the winter working on new material, both original pieces and cover tunes. I also assembled a collection of music composed by other solo guitarists. I look forward to playing this new music for you soon.
Brian's 2016 Farmers Market World Tour continues at the Larimer County Farmers market held on Oak Street In downtown Ft. Collins. See calendar for more details.
Last week I spent a beautiful Sunday morning at the Loveland Farmers Market. The weather was perfect as were the fruits, vegies, meats and other products that the vendors had for sale.
I hope to see you Saturday at the Larimer County Farmers Market.
It's that wonderful warm time of the year when it's great to be outdoors and it's great to play guitar outdoors. I just finished practicing guitar on my front porch while occasionally glancing up to catch a glimpse of Long's Peak and the other 14ers I can see. It is very inspiring. I wonder if I could see my house from Long's Peak. I think I would need a great pair of binoculars to see that far and a house this small.
I'm working on learning more solo guitar instrumentals by guitarists such…Read more
Hello again. It's been a long time since I've posted any blogs. A lot longer than I thought.
Much has happened in the guitar world. Not so much in my life though. I am continuing to learn new music and trying to figure out my sweet spot in the musical world. I have had the opportunity to listen to a few of my idea tapes from decades past and was surprised to hear how my musical pieces have developed over time, and even found some old original compositions that I had totally forgotten. I have…Read more
The arrival of the technology of the 21st Century has brought some casualties. The biggest loss is that we no longer know how to listen anymore. We cannot focus on just sound, in particular music without a visual prompt. When was the last time you sat down, closed you eyes and just listened to a piece of music? We are so trained in the art of multitasking that we get all nervous and edgy with just aural stimulation. We eat to music, work to music, drive to music but we never listen to music by…Read more