January 2010 kicked off with a really special night at the Hotel Utah.
Chris Gee, one of my oldest friends in San Francisco, was in town from New York and joined us onstage on guitar. When Chris and I met, we kick-started one another into songwriting and musical performance. Endless poems, chords, and melodies were exchanged… and then we each followed our muse with separate bands, reuniting every few years for an epic “talent show” at the musical manor he lived in.
Though he’s heading back to NY shortly, it was so special to have the opportunity to perform with him. After us, we heard from our friend Chi McClean with great arrangements and beautiful vocals, Valerie Orth (whom I’ve known since back in the day, and have been wanting to do a show with – she’s fabulous!), and my friend Jesse Brewster, who seriously will crack you up in between his awesome songs.
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