We also planted more new nut and fruit trees, we ordered from RAINTREE NURSERY in Morton, WA. Their bareroot tree clearance sale was last weekend. So, we just HAD to order a few more trees...apples, plums, and pears....SMILE. We've been pruning and planting trees. They are a great company to work with...great prices, a large selection and the trees have always gotten here promptly and in wonderful condition. Check them out.
Last night, Wednesday, June 6th, Steve had lotsa music fun at HIDDEN RIVER in Rainier. It's always OPEN MIC AND DINNER night at HIDDEN RIVER on Wednesdays, and Steve loves to get out and do music...this is the perfect place, no pressure and all levels of musicians just enjoying each other with some great food, beer, wine etc....last night's special was Salmon or Sliders. Steve got home 'round 1 am, I'd say, smiling THAT BIG beautiful smile of his....and we stayed up,...snacking and I [T. Jan] love'd to hear about his night out. Steve got to play his fretless bass and loved it's deep 'GROWL-Y' sound....I love it too when he's at home rehearsing...I'm such a lucky person to get to hear that sound every single day.
I [T. Jan], got to see HIDDEN RIVER a few weeks ago for the first time...I'm getting stronger and finally got into our truck for along awaited drive AND sandwich out...[A BIG DAY]... Since it's been almost 2 years since I've been out of the house, except for a few times at my doctor's in Yelm AND one time, at one of my favorite Bluzzz queen's SHELLY ELY's home for pot luck last summer...and another time to UNCLE SAM's BAR AND GRILL in Spanaway for a gig last fall,..so,the trip to HIDDEN RIVER was very special indeed. AND, I want to say...it is a very beautiful place....check it out. OK?...I'm gonna go back as soon as I can too.
More music stuff...Steve and his long time friend, music instructor MIKE KARNES, are getting ready..well,.rehearsing on Sundays for a relaxed, fun gig in Olympia at an Art Gallery downtown...this is being planned for the first part of July... when Mike gives Steve all the details I'll post them right away. Steve's gonna be doing some really cool bass solos, on many of the tunes with his 'growl-y melodic' fretless at this gig...sounds soooo cool at home...I know everyone will love this. Steve and Mike both have almost 50 years each of musical experience on their instruments...this is gonna be amazing.
Also, next week, Steve will be performing solo at THE PHOENIX RISING SCHOOL in Rainier, providing some special background support for the older kids poems and end of the year performances for their parents and families. He's looking forward to this.
That's the news for now. See ya soon. T. Jan and Steve
Found JEFF BECK doing 'A DAY IN THE LIFE' on YOUTUBE. Steve's rehearsing this cool tune, he's doing the melody [bass solo].