April 2016

This month I stuck close to home and played a lot at Disney and in the LA area. I feel really lucky that I don't have to travel far to work and do what I love for a living. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the travel too, but sometimes it's nice to be a homebody!

This month I also played at Clifton's Cafeteria with 2 different bands. First with Ginger Pauley and the Hoosier Daddies for a 20's themed night, and then with Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang for a Swing Dance night. Clifton's is a very unique venue in downtown LA and I can't recommend it highly enough. It's hard to describe - it's a regular cafeteria by day and the food is quite good. But at night they shut the kitchen and it morphs into a night club with a wide variety of entertainment that includes great bands, burlesque, and even variety acts on occasion. I had so much fun that I think I'll go back there just to dance and enjoy the venue even if I'm not working.


The view from the stage at Clifton's. This is what a happy dance floor looks like!
I'm behind Dave Stuckey who is on the left and Chris Dawson is seated at his keyboard in front of me.

This month I'll head up to Three Rivers to play the Jazz Affair with the Au Brothers (guitar & banjo), Jerry Krahn (guitar), and the Blue Street Jazz Band (bass.) The setting for this festival is in one of the most beautiful parts of California (the High Sierras) so I'm looking forward to the drive and enjoying the majesty of this great state!

Thanks for stopping by!
– Katie

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