I have always been encouraged to be flexible and versatile. It suits me as I have a wide variety of interests and tastes. At the end of the day, I’m happy if I can make someone feel better through using my musical talents.
This past weekend I had one of the most diverse weekends ever! Not even counting my two church gigs this weekend, I wore many hats! Friday evening, I sang and played piano again for the Arthritis Foundation’s big wine tasting event at their Car Show in Dublin.
Saturday I played two rock and roll sets at the Tree Bar. First I filled in with the first band, whose singer was sick, so I sang and played covers I knew everyone would know. Later I led my new band, The Mustangos, through an hour of original music and enjoyed every second!
I enjoy playing music by myself. I had the pleasure of playing a few wedding ceremonies and receptions recently. However, playing music with people adds dimensions of playfulness and it’s even more enjoyable when those musicians are creative and soulful. I’m fortunate to find myself surrounded by great people and musicians.
I welcome you to come to an upcoming performance. This Thursday, July 27 I get to play and sing with my friend Jed Demlow in Delaware for their series in Preservation Park from 7:00 to 8:30.
“These guys were AMAZING! Very entertaining and gave a great performance. They kept the audience engaged, played all the songs we requested, and kept us laughing. Even the shiest of guys were up front dancing and singing along! We look forward to having Jed and Doug back at our other future corporate events!”
If you’d like to hear both a solo acoustic set and The Jeffs, come next Friday, to the University District Gateway! This evening is part of their Local ‘N Live series.
When: Friday, July 28, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: University Gateway District, 1556 N High St, Columbus, Ohio