In Photo L-R: (Selwyn Birchwood Band, Samantha Fish, X the official band page!, Pat Metheny, John Hiatt, Taj Mahal, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Chucho Valdés Oficial, Whitehorse, LINDY, Mainland, Alan Doyle, Pērkons, The Psychedelic Furs, NIkki James Band, Doug Mug Swanson, Richard Butler)
This New Year Card has become a yearly tradition in my growth as an artist- I gather up some of my favorite images from the year and issue a email and paper Thank You card wishing everybody a Happy New Year. I have met so many great folks on the road and have gained so much invaluble experience.
In addition, everybody has treated each other really well- most of us work for little or nothing, never know where the next job will be and work some really really long hours- so to be doing that with pleasant and super talented people capable of intelligent conversation, patience, respect, value for one another and even better- just being natural, caring, laughing at jokes and smiling- makes it fun and inspiring. I love this team.
I wanted to make sure I say "thank-you" to a lot of people I've worked with. Happy New Year & thank you to Metro Times Detroit, The Ark - Ann Arbor, St. Andrews Hall, ROM, Cliff Bells, JazzCafe Detroit, Michigan Theater, UMS, Bluesfest Windsor, Toronto Blues Society, Folk Music Ontario, Detroit Blues Society, Nikki James, Analogue Gallery (TY Lu!), Richard Flohil, Meadowbrook, The Magic Bag (Willie), Arnie Goodman, Barry Fisch,Garezers, Ikars Ruņģis (find a way), Detroit Jazz Fest, Hopcat Huma room, Canadian Music Week, Furious Slides, Callahan's Music Hall, Blues Festival Guide, Majestic, Magic Stick, Boo's, & a million more great people/venues I have met on the road! From Britabrookesphoto.com.
**And more importantly please make a donation to help Cindy Wasserman from Dead Rock West at this link - I just donated & I just lost my job, how about you! Pay it forward! #NoHeidiScrooges