We sure enjoyed our time in Florida this winter... all the sun... the fun.. the friends... and all the venues and shows. I did 110 shows in our 5 months there. Whew! But, it is really nice to be back home in NC. The last two weeks have been busy... booking more shows for the summer and playing shows here locally. So far my shows here have been public shows at bars and coffee houses.
But tonight in Hendersonville, NC I am providing music for a wedding event, something I do a lot of. As I'm preparing for tonight' show it hits me how very different these events are compared to what I've been doing for the last 5 months. There seems to be more pressure when you're an integral part of someone's most precious life event. There's lots of "thinking" going on about my setup... should I revert back to my previous Pearl drums on the rolling cart with a stage skirt or just go with what I've been doing for the last 6 months. Both look nice, but at the moment I'm leaning towards staying true to the suitcase setup. It sure looks nice to me. What do you think?
By the way, if you or anyone you know is getting married and needs music, I'd appreciate you letting me know. Even though there's more pressure, I have played at over 1,000 wedding events so far and feel pretty comfortable doing them and love the interaction with the families and friends.