Hi and Happy Holidays! It has been my pleasure to become re-acquainted with two old friends from my college days at the University of Rhode Island. Both are fine musicians in the Folk Music/Singer Songwriter genres.
I met Jim Remington in 1964 at URI. In later years he and I ended up playing together and went out on the road playing such fine venues as Cafe Lena in Saratoga, NY, The 2nd Fret in Philadelphia, and The Hickory Tree in Lancaster, PA. The last time I saw Jim was around 1982 – just before he moved to Colorado. Thanks to Facebook and Ed McGuirl, Jim and I have made contact once again. We have also discussed the idea of collaborating once again. He sent me two of his CD’s made over the last ten years. The songwriting and the arrangements on both are just wonderful. I highly recommend them to you. If you would like to get his recordings, you can contact him at:
Jim Remington, Box 1412, Westcliffe, CO. 81252
Ed McGuirl has captured the true essence of Americana/Roots/Blues music in his classic and impressive musicianship. He and I have become friends on Facebook – bridging the gap of the many years that have gone by. He sent me some CD’s of his work as well which I would like to share. You can contact him through his Facebook page, if you would like to get his CD’s.
Ed and Jim worked together for ten years in the Greencastle Band and took Irish and Celtic Traditional music to a different level. Originally released in 1981, this classic recording is also available on CD. You can contact either Jim or Ed for a copy.
I started playing out again in October at a new venue that opened in Lehigh Acres, Florida. Over the summer, I was beginning to feel the need to perform again – get the response of people listening to me and to see if I could develop a following. I have found all of that in this wonderful little venue called The Rolling Stone Libation Company! I play there every Saturday evening from 6PM til around 9PM! Also in residence while I am playing is a fantastic local artist named Jonathan MacDonald – drawing sketches of the patrons and displaying his artwork around the stage area. Here is a sketch he did of me while I was playing!
Nancy and I have met some very interesting and wonderful people at the “Stone” – as we call it! Many come from Ft. Myers and Bonita and other surrounding towns as the “Stone” is growing in popularity. The menu and the food is extraordinary – their burger is the best around served with homemade potato chips. They serve a huge variety of excellent beers and wines. “Magic” is the one word I use to describe the Rolling Stone Libation Company. If you are ever in the area, you should make it a point to stop in!
Also making new friends and fans on Street Jelly! This is an on line “Busking” site where musicians can play for everyone a get tips! I am performing there every Friday Afternoon at 4:30 PM EST!