With all due respect to all of the wonderful venues that have ever hosted the Patrick Clifford Dog and Pony Musical Extravaganza(tm), and all of the talented and beloved partners-in-crime who have ever shared the stage with me, I have to say that I'm more fired up about this event than any in recent memory.
See-- did I mention?-- I used to be in a band, and the band was very popular in New York, but then the band broke up, and the singer moved back to Ireland. But then the singer said he was coming back for a visit, and we thought it would be mighty craic altogether to make some noise for the first time in almost 20 years. So that's what we're going to do. Helping us out will be the always wow-just-wow Paul Morrissett on fiddle.
No rehearsals, no safety harness, no seven-second delay... and no way you're making it to work on Monday.
Who: David Yeates and Patrick Clifford (or, since this is my blog, Patrick Clifford and David Yeates) Where: The Kerry Hills Pub, Rockaway Park NY When: Sunday, October 4, 7pm Full info...
You may have guessed that I'm not the only WDVR host who is also a musician. However, you may not have guessed just how many DJs can in fact make music without the aid of a CD player.
On Friday, September 25 at 7 p.m., come to the Virginia Napurano Cultural Arts Center in Sergeantsville NJ and hear for yourself; this showcase fundraiser has something for just about every musical taste. Sadly, I will not be performing at this one; happily, I will be the audio engineer for the event, so I can personally guarantee that these acts will sound mindblowingly fabulous, the subwoofer response alone worth the price of admission. Full info...
The true believers are hard at work trying to find a new home (or homes) for our west/central New Jersey, Sunday afternoon session. Hopefully, by the next time you hear from me we'll have nailed things down a bit more.
Meanwhile, the group has found one strong contender in Patriots Crossing Tavern (1339 River Road, Titusville, NJ 08560, 10 min south of Lambertville at the Washington Crossing Bridge), We'll be meeting there THIS SUNDAY, September 20, from 1pm to 4pm. Looking forward to the old (tunes) and the new (room); come on out to join in or just listen.
THIS SATURDAY, October 19, I'll also be part of the Kerry Hills' Halfway to St. Patrick's Day festivities. Joining me will be Marty Guilfoyle, who is fully licensed to drive the single biggest accordion I've ever seen.