Jerry here. It’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog post for MBG. The time seems right.
So… 3 is the magic number?
MBG has 3 gigs coming up in the next few days. And not just 3 gigs. 3 gigs with 3 different line-ups.
Tonight we’ll be playing Ziggy’s (www.ziggyrock.net) down in Winston-Salem. Would be a stretch to call Ziggy’s one of NC’s premiere venues? I think not. Anyway, we’ll be doing a set of mostly original material. Who is we? Les & me, of course, and Doug (as per usual) on guitar. We’ll also be joined by our friend Benjy Johnson on guitar, as well as pedal steel monster Rick Nathey. There’ll be some other fine bands, too! Suitcase. They’re awesome. Lions & Liars (or is it Liars & Lions?). I haven’t seen them yet, but I think they’ll be awesome, too. Doors at 8:00pm. Music at 9:00pm.
Tomorrow we’re playing a private party. Rock & roll electric 3-piece. Listen for the noise.
Monday night we’ll be playing the big New Year’s Eve shindig at Old North State Winery. I heard that tickets were selling fast, so it might not be a bad idea to go ahead and get yours now. We’ll be rockin’ from 9:00pm until 1:00am or so. And… we’ll be joined on guitar by George Smith! George has played in some great local bands (Porch Dog Revival, Mood Cultivation Experiment, etc.), and now he’s going to be a Bad Guy for a night. Yep. Awesome.
3 is the magic number?
We’ll be releasing 3 songs in January.
I know we’re a bit behind in our song of the month deal. Well, we’ll be caught up in January, since we’ll be releasing 3 at once. Can you handle 12 minutes of MBG in one sitting? I think you can.
3 is the magic number?
As of January, MBG will be down to 3. That’s not really magic, but it is indeed happening.
Most of you know that Steve will be stepping away for the MBG stage at the end of the year. No drama. No lawsuits. Just time for a change. I hope you’ll take time to read about his decision here… http://stevelindsley.typepad.com/thoughtsandmusings/. We obviously wish him nothing less than the best. And I’d be shocked if he didn’t end up back on an MBG stage on occasion.
There you have it. The latest & greatest from MBG.
We hope that you had a fantastic 2012 and that 2013 is even better.