I got back from vacation and got a message from a bass player I know that one of the areas musical icons, Dave Brosky, wanted me to come over to his rehearsal space and play a bit. This guy has been recording and playing here for 20 years. Apparently he's tired of working with a "pickup band" that never rehearsed enough to put together a tight show and hence charged the bass player with helping him form a new permanent group. Last night I went over and we all had a blast. Music ranging from R&B, reggae, swing, and rock both originals and original treatment covers. It felt great to stretch out a bit from the classic rock/ blues stuff I've been doing for the last two years. Don't tell anybody, but I actually had the brushes out!!! Well this morning I got a call from the bass player and we discussed the business end a bit. But the bottom line is that both he and Steve want me in. We start rehearsal next week working toward the gigs he has scheduled starting in October. Great area clubs, some big shows and festivals as well as private parties plus more recording. I just wanted to tell y'all (I just got back from Tennessee and Kentucky). Sam S.