Respect your coffee shops. Hipsters and people without wifi at their own homes understand what Im talking about. I never realized how important a Joshua Cup, Roasted Café or Jitterys Joes was until I started this East Coast trip a few weeks ago.
Nothing makes you feel less accomplished than using public wifi in a McDonalds while Bingo is being played. Big shout outs to Beanwood Café in Bordentown, N.J. Ive been catching the train (six stops from where Im staying) almost every day just to read what the nice commenters on Macon.com have to say.
The trip has been going great (thanks for asking) and the shows have been a lot of fun. More people are aware of Cherry Street (the actual street and the song) than I realized. This past Friday, we dropped the video for Catch Me, the second single off of my 10,000 Hours EP. Thanks to everyone who has shared it so far, as its surpassed 4,000 views in two days. Next time youre on YouTube, give it a look and e-mail me what you think.
This time around in my listing of events, Im going to attempt to please a few more people who think my lack of knowledge of Travis Tritt, or my negligence to mention the Powerstation Club is such a crime. (Ive been there and Ive eaten at that pizza place downtown, give me break.)
On Friday night, the Otis Redding Singer Songwriter Camp for Kids will be having its big show to wrap up the week of writing and creating. I was a counselor at the camp for three years and Im so bummed that I wasnt able to be there this year. The show is held at Mount de Sales Academy at 6 p.m. and its free. Please come out and see these talented young people put on a great show!
Later Friday evening, my good buddy Louise Warren returns to the Opening Act at 7 p.m. If you are still ignoring this girl, give her a listen and Im sure she will entertain.
I have to shout out Vinson Muhammad with this one. He invited me (although I cant be there) to Saturdays Kingdom Sound experience gospel meet and greet jam session. Its being held at the New Haven Empowerment Center in Macon. I had a chance to meet Vinson and his crew and talk with them a few weeks back.
These young guys are doing great positive things in our community and deserve a light to be shined upon them. All musicians, vocalists and listeners are welcome and refreshments will be served.
Saturday, you can also catch EG Knight at the Opening Act at 7 p.m. Later, at Billys Clubhouse, Flat Bridge will be taking the stage with some classic covers and originals for you. Big shouts to all the DJs who will be rocking a stage this weekend (DJ KD, Drive and Laylo Lopez, to name a few). You can find them at any of our local nightclubs.
To round out your weekend on Sunday, the Tubman African American Museum will be having their International Taste of Soul event in their building from 3-6 p.m. From Africa to Asia, America and beyond, you will be taken on a culinary journey. Twenty-eight local chefs will have tables set up for you to indulge in. The cost is $25, which includes a tour of the museum, food, entertainment and much more.
Floco Torres is an artist/songwriter. Contact him at email@example.com.