I’m finally getting around to setting up a formal blog, besides MySpace… Thanks to my promotions manager, Mark Bengtson, I will hopefully have an increased presence on the web. He’s also making sure that I get some stuff up on the crazy gigs I’m playing… soon- I’ll have pictures too! Just a matter of me getting that digital camera to work!! (Why can’t they be simple like accordions?!?!?)
This past weekend marked a return to the “World’s Longest Oktoberfest”- at Helen, GA. Perfect weather, a great sound man and Ed Klancnik providing the beat for our dynamic duo act gave us a lot of fun. The audience was a great mix of traditional Germans and fun loving southerners- which allowed us to jump around with a lot of different repertoire… of course, the FL Gator contingent demanded some gator chomps in retaliation for our performance of “Rocky Top”—which we gladly obliged with being that the Gators beat Tennessee on Saturday….
It was a pleasure splitting stage with Al Nowak and the Edelweiss Orchestra from Cleveland, OH. I always enjoyed Al’s old recordings and it’s great to see him and the band, including Heidi- out on the road.
Hope to have the opportunity to return back to Helen in 2009— we’ll keep you posted as that schedule develops!