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Hey! Thanks for checking out my website. If you are new to my music then you can have a little listen here at Reverb Nation. If you like what you hear, then consider following us on facebook as well by clicking here to www.facebook.com/nancyatlas27.
Oh my. I am a tad behind here. Can it already be a month that I haven’t checked into this site? So much has happened that it almost feels like a year. So lets see. Chad smith was my last entry. What has happened since then? Hmmmm… Well… about a week after Chad did our show it was announced world wide that he would be playing the SUPER BOWL with the RHCPers. I mean WHAT?! Yeah. So. That pretty much is totally wacka doodle. I mean that is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME bizarre confluence of events. So from my Fireside Sessions at Baystreet to the Superbowl. CRAY- ZEE Jay Zee. So after Chad basically blew the roof off Andy Aledort followed up and blew the doors off, then came the etheral golden voice and keyboard madness of Danny Keane. Are there even words for what went down on Jan 24th with Randi Fishenfeld on violin? I’m not sure. Am I bragging? Not really. I’m actually just shaking my head in disbelief and reflecting. Truth be told I had no idea that this series would be doing what it is doing but here we are riding a sold out house each week in the dead of winter and just absolutely loving it for all the right reasons. Last friday night we had Blues Madness with Johnny Rosch who I would kind of like to bring to Africa and drop in the middle of an animal pack to see what would happen. The dudes voice is so layered and raspy and ROARING that I think the big ass lion king would do a runner with his tail between his legs if Johnny took a deep breath and let it all out. I was standing beside him for a whole show just kind of in awe at his vocal force. You need two knives to cut that cake sucker.
ANYWAY. The series continues. Brian Mitchell is up next. Valentines day. If you like Dr. John and anything at all to do with New Orleans then come on down. He will not disappoint. He was a key member of Levon Helms Midnight Ramble band when Levon was still with us. The week after *(feb 21) we are breaking out some oldie but goodie originals and then ending our series on Feb 28th with Arno Hecht of the uptown horns. I may even shoot a firework out of my ass for the grand finale. You never know what you’ll get each week at the Baystreet Fireside Sessions sponsored by Dan’s Papers but one thing is for sure: it will most likely be better than sitting on your couch in February.
Ok. I have to go to bed. I’m spent. Thank you for checking in. I will definitely try to do a quick update before March. Right now I’m on fumes and just had to drop in and say THANK YOU to everyone coming down and supporting the series. Shows are starting to fill in for the summer already so we will have a nice batch of new dates coming soon for when the warmer winds blow.
As is custom: May you look down at your feet and find them under the warm covers while sweet white snow blankets the sleeping earth. In that moment you are truly alive.
Rock and roll,
Hi there! Happy 2014! Thanks for checking out my website. If you are new to my music then you can have a little listen here at Reverb Nation. If you like what you hear, then consider following us on facebook as well by clicking here to www.facebook.com/nancyatlas27. We have some shows coming up in the middle of Long Island (The Space at Westbury Jan 23) so facebook is a good way to keep track of us. Also our albums are for sale on itunes which is just a hop, skip and a click away under the MUSIC link the top of this page. My personal recommendation is our last album, “It Aint That Way Now” but you can definitely just stream parts of it from Reverb nation if your curious and want a little sonic nibble. Either way, thanks for stopping by and welcome, welcome.
So WHAT A NIGHT!! January 3rd was one for the books. 48 hours before the show however was pretty, shall we say, ulcer ridden. A nasty blizzard was locking down on Long Island, the theatre was calling to see if they could cancel and I was knee deep into learning a seven song Zepplin mash up with no voice from singing over a raucous New Years crowd at the Talkhouse. So yeah. January 1st slightly sucked. I was a Gigzilla (kind of like a bridezilla but just more about my show and not so much about wedding favors). However the beauty of playing many, many, many shows is that you get to know that you will get through it and it will, most of the time, all work out. By January 3rd stars aligned. I held steady, kept the date and put my horns down for the charge. Chad was in, the band was ready to play hard for whoever showed up. We were slightly shocked that everyone came. Like more than everyone. Sold out. In true NAP fashion I believe we snuck some people in that didn’t have tickets but that is between you, me and this website. How could you turn away someone in the freezing cold?
So the show was.. off the hook. Insane. Fun. Mind numbingly blissful. The crowd was on fire. The circle complete. The energy kept flowing till the very last note.
I got a call from a paper today and they asked, ‘Do you have any reflections on last weeks show?” and I told them this :
Sometimes as an artist you get the supreme blessing of having a vision and then seeing that vision become a reality. Last friday’s show with Chad Smith was the very rare circumstance where the reality SURPASSED the vision. That it was even better than I imagined.’
I hope you join us this friday for another 90 minute set of drifting above the ethers. This week we have guitar monster, Andy Aledort who aside from being Dicky Betts side man (as if that wasn’t enough) has played with Jimmy Paige, is a world renowned go to guy for Hendrix and is just well, delicous. COME JOIN US! Tickets on sale at Baystreet.org. Come down and let it all go for an hour or two. That is what a good show should always do and that is quite honestly our goal. That and making some great memories with old friends who also happen to be insane musicians.
May you take time to look down at your feet and find them surfing the upper right corner of your Deluxe Fender Reverb amp in 3 inch heeled boots while one of the best drummers in the world takes a solo and you shake your butt with all you got and the only thought going through your mind is “I got this. I completely and utterly got this despite what my baby butt may look like right now.” because you are happy and alive and who gives a shit what other people think. Really.
Welcome to 2014. We plan to bring it full on.
Much love and a bag of Doritos,