Looking back it always becomes obvious. Last year in April I did the first three solo shows in Seattle and Redwood City. In November and December of 2006 I did another 14 shows solo, but with the addition of a vid projector that showed a selection of my photos while I played guitar. The next series of solo shows is starting to shape up for April of 2008.
My friend Greg Gorman enjoys teaching photography and does several workshops per year at his home and studio in Mendocino, California. I am going to attend his workshop there in October and will play guitar and show my photos on the last evening of the workshop.
Well, we are working up plans to offer a special and exclusive experience in Santa Fe (and maybe a few other locations) next year. The 3 or 5 day experience – it’s not a workshop and not a retreat and experience is the best name I could come up with so far – will include something like this: an unamplified solo guitar performance in my studio, a performance by the quartet somewhere, walks with me into the mountains and to Santa Fe’s hidden spots, an evening at my house with a meal cooked by myself, and, making use of Santa Fe’s rich resources for taking care of our physical well-being, things like Pilates and acupuncture. Emphasis will be placed on covering topics like music/hearing/listening and our human development. Naturally this sort of experience can only work in a very small circle. Watch this space or sign up for our mailing list to find out more as this develops.