Monday, June 28, 2010

Every Tuesday at Riviera Supperclub

Every Tuesday night, cruise out to La Mesa (10 min. east of San Diego out the 8 fwy) to The Riviera Supperclub and Turquoise Room. Join me for an hour and a half set of tunes with players from The Neverout, Brawley and other special guests. 9pm - 10:30pm. Always bring a few bills for the tip jar, order yourself up a delicious meal or beverage and enjoy a night out without the weekend warriors! It's early enough that you'll still be able to function the next day at work...

Whatdaya Call It? Genre Labels

I struggle with the idea of labeling. I understand that people need a way to describe things, shelf them in an orderly manner, and have a way to compare to others. My struggle is...where do I fit? Or more specifically, my music?

With distinct elements of blues, jazz, country, rock (and sometimes punk) in my songs, it seems to me that the only clear description would be rock. That too, however, has become a convoluted descriptor. Originally, wasn't rock the obvious evolution of American roots music?

Labeling aside, I will continue to pepper my set with a mixture of instrumentation and genres. I love the spontaneity of a mix of players interpreting my songs. And choosing my covers based on my mood or the feel of the show. Perhaps sometimes it will be a blues show. Or a country show. Or a rock show. Does it matter?