OK, so where the heck have we been you might ask.
Yes, we've been quiet for a while. After our final show in March with La Fusión, the old School Theater crew simply took a break to rest up and pay attention to our day jobs. But now, renewed and refreshed, we're back and ready to tackle another season of shows.
We sure went out on a couple of high notes. Back in March, The Blackwater Trio delivered a powerful performance in their 5-piece version. Their fabulous harmonies, instrumental wizardry, fine original songs, and powerhouse delivery clearly set them at the very top of the local music heap in my book. We're bringing them back shortly, but this time they will be in their true trio format for a CD release party in August (tickets will go on sale in late July for an August 12th performance). I love both forms of the band, but the trio volume will be much easier to manage in our room.
But first up in our new season of shows is the return of La Fusion, for one of the final performances of the band. Sadly, we'll be losing singer Andres Diaz to Arizona shortly as he take advantage of a really great job opportunity (at least it keeps him in this country a while longer). Andres has been a key member of our house band the FMA All-stars and a good friend as well, so the Old School Theater will miss him doubly.
The last time La Fusión played for us was one of the most successful and fun shows ever. After spending the afternoon filming a live performance video at the theater, the band was all warmed up and ready when the crowd poured in. And what a fine crowd it was, especially considering that the very same night was when the Yalobusha Brewery was featuring one of their biggest draws, former Dire Straits member Jack Sonni. It was a fabulous night with a fun dance lesson (what was I thinking?) beforehand and the resulting packed dance floor later. This next show will no doubt be a blast as well.
Well, duty calls. There's more cooking, but that's all the news for now.