Hey Orion - Welcome! Great name. I have a 3 year old friend with that name and appreciated his parents' vision in coming up with that. I just got this e-mail today from Freebo (used to play with Bonnie Rait). Since you are the only one I "know" from LA - I am forwarding it to you. It is a blast to go to one of his house concerts. Just delete my comment after reading - hopefully you don't mind me sending it on...
A quick note to give you a last minute notice about a house concert tonight (Saturday 24th) with HAROLD PAYNE, JAN GARRETT & J.D.
MARTIN, and Me! Jan and JD are here from Colorado, so Harold and I thought we'd help them out with some Southern California hospitality.
All four of us have one foot in The New Thought World, so it should be a wonderful night of great music, spirituality, fun, and camaraderie. If you live in So Cal and you're free, we'd love to see you. And if you have friends here, please let them know.
Come help us celebrate this incredible time of optimism and hope for this new and exciting chapter in our country's history.
Here's the information of the time, contact info for reservations, and short bios on each performer:
For & information, please contact Bruce & Debbie at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-404-1620
City of Hawthorne, just south of LAX
A evening of positive music from Award-Winning Songwriters!
House Concert at Bruce & Debbie Elkind Home
Saturday Jan 24, 2009, 7:30pm
About the artists:
Harold Payne: Performing songwriter Harold Payne’s songs have been recorded by acts such as Patti LaBelle, Rod Stewart, Bobby Womack, The Temptations, and literally from Peter Paul & Mary to Snoop Dogg.
He has played just about every imaginable venue--from amphitheaters to Tupperware parties. His performances are soulful, heartfelt and humorous, and usually include his notorious song improvisations. He plays both solo and with the group Gravity 180 and has been a empower/ posi-award nominee the last 2 years. Most recently, Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child released the Payne/Womack song “Daylight”, which climbed high up the UK singles and Billboard Dance charts.
Jan Garrett and JD Martin: are award-winning singer-songwriters from the mountains of Colorado. JD is a writer of 15 Top Ten Hits by an array of artists from Reba McEntire to Peter Cetera. Jan is a jazz singer and (yes) certified laughing instructor who has toured with John Denver, Steve Martin and the Dirt Band, and has appeared on the Tonight Show. In live performance they are deeply inspiring, fiery and funny….a compelling blend of luscious vocals, good humor, and masterful lyrics inspired from a broad spiritual perspective. Both Jan and JD won New Thought Songwriter Tribute awards in 2006, 2007, and 2008. www.Garrett-Martin.com
Freebo: From bass player/band member with Bonnie Raitt for a decade to countless studio sessions and tours with artists ranging from John Mayall, CSN, Maria Muldaur and Ringo Starr, to T.V. appearances on "Saturday Night Live," "Midnight Special," and "Muppets Tonight.” His CD “Before The Separation”, was nominated in 5 categories in the JPF Awards, had 2 songs in the top 10 of the International Songwriting Competition, and won the prestigious South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Competition. Freebo was named LA Music Awards '08 winner of Best Folk Artist, as well as winner of "Most Uniting Song" for the Empower (Posi) Music Awards in 2008.