A Blog Post about Playing Music! What else Did You Expect?!

I haven’t talked much about my last few gigs, amidst my focus on my upcoming album slated for an early 2017 release The King of Dreams.

So I thought I’d spend the next few minutes talking about my last two gigs! Over the last few months I’ve had a few festival gigs, and I thought I’d share those experiences here! In June I played at Three Gates Gathering in southern Missouri. It was a delightful gathering with some awesome people! The first night, Rowena of the Glen performed her rocking witchy music. The next night I took the stage for what proved to be a really fun set! Here’s a video of just one of the songs I played, “Brothers of the Night.”

Here’s another snippet of another song from Three Gates, a song to appease the rain, which fell for a good half hour to an hour before my performance! My song “Thunderbird.”

And two months later on August 27th (which, at the time of writing this, was yesterday) I played the Turkish Culture and Food Festival here in Kansas City, run by a fantastic interfaith organization the Dialogue Institute. I didn’t really know what to expect from this going into it, but I already knew they would have a nice range of performers already there: a dance group from Burundi, a Native American drum band, and of course Turkish folk music and dance! I was supposed to play at 3:15, but everything was running so smoothly that I hit the stage half an hour earlier.

I opened with a song I’ve never performed before, a song to emphasize the Dialogue Institute’s mission of interfaith dialogue and understanding through diversity, “Clouds in Every Flower.”

I also performed a never-before-performed song “Garden of the Mind,” which was not only a first for me performing it in front of people, but also it was a first for me to feature harmonica too!

I’ve got two more gigs coming up in the next few months, one in September for Kansas City Pagan Pride Day, and on in October, a house concert with Mama Gina! Stay tuned for updates about both of them!

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About paganbran

I'm a bard who uses my music and musings to spread ideas of Peace, Nature, and Stories. I walk a Buddhist path, and am a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, something of a strange mix that I've labeled "Bardic Dharma". I love reading and learning about any spirituality. I believe Peace is one of the most important ideals to strive for. We can't hold hands when we're pointing fingers.
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