Wow! This year has zipped by at the speed of light! Enjoying a warm early September in Connecticut having just returned from adjudicating the Rising Star Competition at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. This is something I do each August when I’m available and I enjoy it very much. It is wonderful to see great young talent and reconnect with old friends.
Our year has been busy with Carpenters Remembered shows in Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey with more to come into the...
Sending biggest hugs and good wishes for 2018!
2017 was a busy, successful year with We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered and the Holiday version of the show, Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas. We performed across the U.S. in beautiful Performing Arts Centers, Theaters, and Casino show rooms throughout the year. We made our Live Nation debut at Chastain Park in Atlanta opening their Delta Series in the company of artists that included Willie Nelson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and George Benson and received a...
Hello beautiful people – Summer is almost here and the sun is shining in Connecticut – finally!
We had a wonderful Holiday tour with Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas and many adventures on the tour bus and in airports in snow storms, hail, icy roads, and nearly the whole band coming down with a cold at one time or another in December. We survived and had great shows and met so many wonderful people! After a brief Christmas break we were back at it with We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered from...
Happy New Year too!
We are off and running with our Holiday show tour. Hope to see you on the road at our Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas show. (Check Tour page for dates.)
Coinciding beautifully with our tour is the PBS airing of Carpenters Christmas Memories, which features clips from Karen & Richard’s beautiful Christmas television specials. Definitely take the time to watch this special and support PBS. Also check out Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters which has been airing on PBS for the past year and...
Wow! What a summer people!
We made it to Downey, California, the home of the Carpenters with our show We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered. This was an intention we set for our show from the beginning and yes, dreams do come true!
In early August Mark and I made a trip to L.A. to do advance PR for our Downey show. We had TV coverage from ABC, CBS, FOX News National, and also radio interviews with KNX & KPFK, blogs about our show from NBC & Best Classic Bands, print in the Tolucan Times & The San Gabriel Valley...
Hello all and Yahoo – it’s Spring!
Had a busy winter with our Carpenters’ shows, Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas for the holiday season and since the new year we’ve been back out with We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered. As always we have the chance to meet the wonderful Carpenters’ fans and in many of the cities we visit, we are able to reconnect with family and old friends. We’ve been so lucky to play such beautiful theaters and casino showrooms – all with great...
There’s a chill in the air and though it’s sad to see summer go it’s time to gear up for a busy holiday season. For today though let me tell you what has been happening through the summer and early fall! We had a couple fun shows at Mohegan Sun in CT and the Cicada Festival at Mt. Gretna, PA with We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered. Fantastic sell-out crowds and wonderful Technical and Hospitality teams. We made some new friends!
We released our CD for the Carpenters’ shows entitled We’ve Only...
Well it’s a hot one in Connecticut! We’ve been having a great summer after a most dire winter. Have been very focused on the We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered show. July saw us at the Wolf Den at the Mohegan Sun – always a favorite spot to play and a chance for Mark and I to see our hometown crowd. We’re off to the Cicada Music Festival in Mt. Gretna, PA for Aug. 6th and really looking forward to it. The show actually SOLD OUT in early May. Love those Carpenters fans!
We had a wonderful show at the...
Hope your new year is off to a great start!
Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas had a fab set of Christmas shows at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, Suncoast in Las Vegas, and IP in Biloxi. Thank you to all the incredible teams we worked with at all of those venues – off the charts great! Thanks especially to our wonderful audiences who turned out in droves and sang along with all the Carpenters’ hits and Christmas songs and took the time to say hello after the show.
We are very excited to be showcasing We’ve...
Hard to believe we are well into the fall! It was a great summer in the Northeast. I had some nice work with the Heartbeat and Galvanized Jazz Bands and also made it up to Toronto to adjudicate once again at the Canadian National Exhibition’s Rising Star Competition. It is always inspiring to see the young talent and work with the rest of the team. Thanks to Vicki McKinney for continuing to bring me back.
September and early October were spent at the Arts Conferences. Mark Brett, producer extraordinaire, and I visited...