Monday, January 31, 2011

Jeff Monday Jan.31/11

Hey out there...
If you were @ the Deerfoot Casino in Calgary on Saturday then you already know what I'm talkin' about. We want to thank everyone who showed up, in spite of the wintery weather (it was another sell out BTW) and rocked the house. We also want to thank the Slugs, who started the night off and got the place into a good space. We (KS&S) haven't played together for almost a month now but we had a great night in spite of the layoff. I'm know it's because the guys are such great players and work on their craft constantly so that when we get back together, even after some time off, we can still kick it pretty hard right in the guts. We won't dwell on how yours truly forgot a few important moments in Action (sorry Paul) and Angie (sorry Keith) but hey, I was having fun and I literally forgot what I was supposed to be playing!
It is really an honor for me to be working with such great players at this point in life. I know that without that level of skill to inspire me, my attention and desire would fade away fast as it has in the past. I also want to say what an amazing bunch of guys this band is made up of. I have worked with lots of people in my life and these guys are total pros. No prima donna attitudes which can get old and destroy a band and it's spirit very quickly. All good friends yet there is a desire for the highest quality that is the unsaid, invisible bond between us. I like to think that we all, in our own individual ways, contribute to that spiritual musical connection... As you can tell by now, 2011 is off to a good start. We have 16 new shows on the board and at least another 10 or so, as of today, hanging around for consideration to massage into our schedule. We have a good reputation out there which is gold. We have the best fans and that is everything to us. I know I've said it before but our fans are the number one reason why this is all happening and why I have the privilege of connecting with you at this moment. We also have the amazing Pete Petrovich who produces our shows and we are better for having him out front every night. He brings a confidence of knowing that removes any concerns one might have in regards to the quality of the audio and how we are sonically presented. Thanks Pete. You are the best and everybody out there knows it.
So, armed with all this talent, good will and potential, we are definitely looking forward to this year's possibilities. Let's make 2011 a great one together. Because there's only so many summers in a lifetime and I think I speak for everyone when I say that we want this summer of 2011 to be a part of the good memories that will fill the soul. We are going to do everything we can to make sure that happens. Care to join us?

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