June was supposed to be a month of almost no gigs, and I was going to deal with some home projects and basically do nothing, and then a friend of mine called in the second week and said, "What are you doing for the next ten days? I just tested positive for COVID this morning." So...into the pressure cooker! He emailed me the music for Trading Places, I played through it once, and headed to the Alliance Theatre for the first of a dozen shows!
Fortunately, I was sitting next to two of the best woodwinds guys in Atlanta (Sam Skelton and Seth Kuehn), and they, along with the conductor Rick Edinger, gently guided me through. Man, it was a lot of fun!
|You can see my little monitor for viewing Rick the conductor!|
|tunes in my room|
|our 2021 setlist taped up backstage|