February 3, 2014 by Tommy Link
It’s not that I don’t like winter. I just don’t enjoy doing a whole lot in the winter. And as a person who doesn’t go out of his way to do all that much to begin with, it probably explains why I like winter. But then, troublesome things like not keeping up with your blog start happening, and well, here we are.
So on the off chance I don’t muster up the energy to post again in a reasonable amount of time, let’s just make a quick run on everything going on this month (which some crazy-how is quite a bit).
First up, I’ll be out in Edinboro Friday the 7th playing some solo tunes for the happy hour crowd at The Hotel Bar. It’s a 6 to 9 affair, giving me an excellent excuse to work on my solo performing chops (another worthwhile activity pushed aside these winter months).
Secondly, another solo performance. Making a return to one of my favorite stages in Erie, I have so kindly been asked to open once more at The Crooked i for dear friends, Dr. Joe and the Disorderlies! The show is Thursday the 13th, and I’ll be kicking things with an hour set, starting around 10pm.
Next, same place, different day, and a few more people, Strangers and Liars will be at the i, opening (along with The Mighty Sea) for This American Song. Whole lot of great songwriters and musicians between these three bands. Pretty exciting stuff.
Strangers and Liars, being the societal minded group of people that is it, is also involved in some benefit shows near the end of the month. SaL will be PACA on February 22nd, performing from 7 to 7:45pm for the MATV (Mothers Against Teen Violence) event.
And who doesn’t like horses? TREC (Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center), run by our dear friend Heidi Zuck, is hosting a fundraiser at the Bel-Aire Hotel in Erie on Thursday the 27th where Strangers and Liars will be in attendance, playing music and snatching up h’ors deurves. The event goes from 6 to 9:30pm.
I’m not sure how I let February, a month of icy streets and aggressive weather, become so full of me being active and upright. However, I intend to make the best of it. See you around!