Summer’s almost over! You’d never know it though, this has been the hottest week or two all year. That’s what’s so cool about this place we call home though, you can go see live music all year round and almost never have to worry about the weather! Oh, speaking of live music and awkward segues :
I’ve got shows coming up! This Sunday the 8th I’m at Pomar Junction in Templeton from 11:30 to 2:30, it’s my first time playing out there but they have some GREAT wines and I’m very excited to have a glass and play some tunes.
Oh, then on Saturday the 14th I’m heading down south to Santa Maria’s Riverbench Winery from 12 to 3 to play some music, and this one has a fun little twist. I’m only allowed to play original music, no covers. That’s pretty different for me, I usually go about 50/50, I’m excited to give it a shot though.
Details as always are on the shows page! – www.lorenradis.com/shows
There are only a few months left in my “In Honor Of…” ( music.lorenradis.com ) project, 4 to be precise. This was a really cool experiment, trying something new like this. When I originally envisioned the project, one of my big motivations was simply to keep myself working. I hate feeling like I’m in a rut creatively and I’ve always gone through ups and downs as far as my growth as a musician. Being stagnant is one of the easiest ways to lose interest in something so it’s important for me to always be bettering myself, trying new things, and I felt like a monthly recording project was a good way to do that.
Of course, I didn’t know at the time that this would also be, by far my busiest year of shows ever. I’ve made tons and tons of contacts all over SLO county and played more shows than I can keep track of and it’s been an incredibly fun experience and it’s pretty much the sole reason my wife has been able to stay at home with our new baby as long as she has. It has also, however, been a ton of work, for myself and my wife, and the monthly recordings have added to that workload considerably. So while it’s been fun, I can’t say I’m going to be sorry to have a little extra free time to spend with the family once it’s over. I’ve been mostly happy with the output, even with the constraints I gave myself. Seems like you guys have enjoyed it too, the cover EPs have been getting lots of attention. So anyway, thanks a lot for making it a worthwhile experience, and remember to check back every month on the 15th, I saved some of the best stuff for last
Alright, thanks for reading, talk to you later!