A gig in babyland
Baby Stella was born August 22. She is perfect and her big brother loves having her around. These are happy times in the Sharp household and I’m loving just being present with my babies. I’m not sure what my plan is for re-entry into the music world yet, but I did pick up a show this Saturday that I wanted to tell y’all about. (details in the shows section)
I hope to do a lot more jazz gigs in the near future, as I miss singing all of the time and there’s only so much of my own music I can play live each week without touring.
I’m playing on Saturday with Slim Richey and Meaux Jeaux at Romeo’s. I’m really happy that they needed a sub for their regular singer and they thought of me. I have always thought they would be great fun to play with. I had the honor of rehearsing with them at ‘Camp Peckerwood’, their home near Driftwood. How can I describe it other than to say…only in central Texas. They have the most beautiful view from a toilet I think I’ve ever had.
I also want to tell you about The Groundwork Music Project. I really believe in this non-profit, which brings free music classes to underprivileged pre-school children in Austin. After sponsoring some classes and volunteering a little, I have become a board member. So you will likely hear more from me about this project from time to time. One thing I want to point out right away:
THESE COMPANIES ARE COOL. They are donors to the Groundwork Music Project.
The Whip In – South Austin convenience store with an extensive beer/wine/cigar collection
Nada Moo – Austin’s own non-dairy ice cream company
For Alistair’s 2nd birthday party, we are putting out a collection jar for the Groundwork Music Project instead of presents and Nada Moo has donated their dairy free ice cream for the kids… good thing with all of the allergies and clean diets these days. I think my kid is the only one of his peers who has ever eaten refined sugar. I’m certain the other mothers would cringe to see our trick for keeping him in his high chair and pleasant in restaurants – a packet of sugar slowly doled out for him to draw his finger through and lick… Hey, I give him the raw sugar when possible and never the pink, yellow, or blue brain tumor powder.