Lots of fun with FREEBO & Friends!

Coming off of a two-week extravaganza of performances by and with legendary bass player/singer-songwriter, Freebo, my time with this exceptional musician ended on a high note.  Freebo arrived in Loudoun County nearly two weeks ago to play a concert at the lovely Waterford Old School - a 200 seat auditorium that we filled close to capacity.  It was a great honor to open Freebo's show with my original music, accompanied by Dave Saunders, Walter Bain, Nathaniel Davis & Stacey G.  Freebo joined me on two songs before taking the stage for his own one-man show in which he delivered a moving performance that touched the hearts and humors of all in attendance. 
Food, food every where...gained five pounds, but I don't care!  Hans and Liz Hommels's previous years' experience running things at the Kennedy Center was obvious by their superior hospitality to Freebo on the day of his arrival and by the after-party they gave us with a profuse and delicious spread of food. nourishing our hungry souls late into the night.  UP UNTIL 4 AM- exhilarated and exhausted, I hopped to the fun task the next morning of assisting Freebo with his singer-songwriter workshop.  Attendees were exceptional..  Freebo illustrated the partial capo.  Cool! From there, we dashed off to play a concert at the lovely Stillwaters Supper and Songs in Marshall, VA..   Freebo opened for David Bromberg in NY the next day while a very tired me opened for "my self" at Hamilton Station Barns.  Three days later, Freebo came back to record with me on my new songs.  He (and fellow musicians) will add more tracks in CA.  With Freebo and Friends on this little album of mine, you just know it's going to be great! 
A Musician's Life is the Life For Me!  Next, we played a weekend-long house concert on a beautiful farm in Maryland. (Freebo's & CW's gig; I tagged along).  Our extremely generous host and hostess were two of the most warm and authentic folks one could ever hope to meet.  They spoiled us rotten with comfortable bedrooms; a serene setting; large pond with fountains; talented chef; endless supply of food, outstanding good humor; quality instruments on which to play and a parade of fun friends!.  This was a feast for the ears, heart, stomach and soul - a weekend-long jam with illustrious players: Freebo; CW Colt; D.C. sax player great, Ron Holloway; Bo Miller, superb musician from Texas and VA (brother of host); local musician, Billy Beam and The Unfortunate Sons Band; Phil Badell and more.  But alas, all good things must come to an end.  Now, it's back to the daily grind.  Even divas have to do dishes & pay bills some time Peace out for now!

2 comments

  • Terry Austin

    Terry Austin Maryland

    Great weekend, the music was over the top!! Thanks to all of the great musicians who played. Host and hostess I can't say enough. Great music, great food and not to mention all the people I had the wonderful opportunity to meet. Juliana looking forward to your next performance.

    Great weekend, the music was over the top!! Thanks to all of the great musicians who played. Host and hostess I can't say enough. Great music, great food and not to mention all the people I had the wonderful opportunity to meet. Juliana looking forward to your next performance.

  • Mary Eustice

    Mary Eustice Gaithersburg

    Juliana, Your music is so beautiful. I'm so proud of you and I know your mother would be too. Hugs and hope to get to hear you soon. Let me know if you are ever a little closer to G'burg. Blessings....

    Juliana,
    Your music is so beautiful. I'm so proud of you and I know your mother would be too. Hugs and hope to get to hear you soon. Let me know if you are ever a little closer to G'burg. Blessings....

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