Sing-along with Tuesday April 17th, 6-8pm!

One thing I get on my soap box about (aside from the fact that we all need to chill out via long slow inhales and exhales) is that as a culture we don’t get together and SING.

Not only that but there are only a handful of songs that we can sing together. Seriously, take a random group of people ranged in age from 21-60 and what songs are we going to know all the lyrics too? Country Roads and umm…that’s it. And that’s sad people!  Everyone should know the words to Route 66, Me and Bobby McGee, and Heartbreak Hotel shouldn’t they? EVERYONE should know Mustang Sally, and Cats in the Cradle right?

But know that there is hope. The times they are a changin’. Sing-alongs are on the comeback.  Take my good friends and local musicians Teresa Boyd and Jason Wells who started a great sing-along project a few years ago called the Ning Nong Sing-along. Lots of my friends here in Portland are musicians and potlucks and parties often turn into impromptu sing-alongs. It’s such a great way to connect with others: singing, laughing, and creating music. But in general, t’s not something we do as a larger community.

But fear not! I am bring it back to the people! Tuesday March 27th, from 6-8pm at Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi Ave.  Back in the 1990s I played cover songs in bars and I am dusting off my old list of songs, along with some new ones.

I’ll be joined on stage by two wonderful local musicians percussionist Andy Sterling and Bassist Matty V and we’ll be playing songs that most of us with know and you are encouraged to sing-along.   There will be random mash-ups and improvised songs too. And know that you don’t have to sing, just being there is great support.

We need YOU (and your kids too as it’s a family friendly event) to help pack the house so this can turn into a monthly event and get this town singing, smiling, and laughing together. After all we are here to connect and love each other, aren’t we?

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  1. dflynn says:

    Come tomorrow night and sing with me!

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