I have finally gotten to some actual gigging. It's been a long time. I had a minor porch concert event recently and am gearing up for my day long gig at the Twin Cities Harvest Festival. Really, it's just me playing as many of my 70 or so songs on my list as I can. And most of the time, no one is really paying attention. But...it pays well and I really need to start doing this again,
It's been a weird couple of years. I finished a CD and had nowhere to play for about a year and a half. During this nightmare that is Covid, we have done almost no travelling. It helps that for the day job I can work from home, but the days just seem to blend into one another.
So, at least I can stay focused on my upcoming performance. I am working on building up the fingertips going at it about an hour a day just paging through the songs and playing them. Along with some of my originals I am doing music by Cat Stevens, James McMurtry, Peter Case, Hank Williams, John Hartford, The Indigo Girls, Robert Plan, Jason Isbell, Todd Snider, Woody Guthrie, Martin Mull, Hal Ketchum, Lyle Lovett, Mike Hart, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, Michael Johnson, Dire Straits, Horslips, John Hiatt, Robert Earl Keen, Leo Kottke, Ray Davies, John Denver, Jim Croce, Steve Gibbons, Bruce Cockburn, and maybe some more.
I'd better keep practicing!
It is I, Stephen Berg, music god.