First Post of 2017

Greetings Music Lovers!

I’ve been very remiss and have failed to keep one of my New Year’s resolutions: to write something every day. Happily I’m keeping another important one: to learn something new about WordPress every day.

New Year’s Eve was a blast. In the afternoon I entertained a wonderful group of seniors at the CareOne facility in Hanover, NJ. Then in the evening I performed with Rio Clemente, the Bishop of Jazz and his Abbotts as part of First Night in Morristown. In the band with the one and only Rio were Gene Perla on bass, George Andrews on drums, PJ Parker on vocals, and yours truly on guitar and vocals. What a fun concert! We had a large, responsive audience. As an added bonus we got to enjoy the second set by Frank Vignola and his Guitar Gods group. Frank and Vinnie Raniolo were on fire! And Nicki Parrott rounded out the group with her impeccable singing and bass playing.

Here are some pics Marcia took of the Abbotts:

New Year’s Day started off with another senior’s performance, Monday 1/2/17 started with a musical get together with Warren Vaché and Norman Edge and was topped off with the first gig at the Upstream Grille with Rio and the Abbotts. Today started with a musical get together with my pal Larry Maltz. From there I will move on to a performance at a CareOne facility in Paramus, NJ and end the day with some private lessons at Do Re Mi School of Music.