A couple years ago I fell in love with a song from 1944 called The Java Jive. The version I love is performed by the Ink Spots. I had never even heard of the Ink Spots before that. The love of that song and my determination to learn it on the bass while also singing, lead me down a path that has been both challenging and super-duper rewarding. I proceeded to listen to tons of songs from way-back to find the particular ones that moved me. After much practicing alone (not always so fun for a bass player to play alone:) I am able to meet my band of seasoned pros for a two set evening of songs that date twenty years before and after Java Jive. I have had so much fun and now I am in love with every single tune that we play for this show…what a gift these old songs are.
The Most Excellent Fellows: Chris Beaty on guitar, Ken Chastain on drums and vocals, Greg Lewis on trumpet and flute, and Michael Nelson on trombone, are kind enough to back me up on this project. I am grateful for their willingness to lend their expertise and good vibes! Thanks to them, we have a pretty lovely live show to offer!