Well, I have gotten out of the blogging habit, working on other music and band projects. But, I’m going to try to get back at posting on a semi-regular basis.
We have just off album #3, ‘Secession’, for press-up. Should be for sale within 2 weeks!
Hang with me and I’ll try to do better at bringing you the latest from JGB!
This Saturday February 25, The Saloon at the NC Music Factory in Charlotte, NC will host the annual Charlotte Music Awards Singer/Songwriter Showcase. 15 talented local musicians will take the stage, each perfomring a 3 song mini set, each vying for the title of Singer/Songwriter of the year.
The show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available online for $8 or $10 at the door. For more info, check out www.charlottemusicawards.org.
Jeff’s set starts at 9:45 pm and he will be performing 3 of his best originals–all acoustic! Family and friends will be there to support and cheer Jeff on as he entertains and wows the audience with his musical talents. Some JGB merchandise will be for sale and they are going to be raffeling off various items from some of the performers.
We’d like to see you all there, so come on!!
Even though the Soul Shack Studio is brand-spanking new, it is getting some upgrades that are all about separation. In order to get good, clean sounds, Jeff is constructing an Amp Room to separate the bass and guitar amps from the main studio, as well as a vocal booth, complete with padded walls and new mic stands.
We’ve already had several groups come and record, and currently Voodoo King is laying down some tracks. Word has it that Jeff has hit the nail on the head (or should I say hit the stick on the cymbal…) when it comes to a great drum sound.
I know, I’m behind in getting started this year. The holidays wore us out–fantastic recital/concert/party with all the students, Christmas with 7 children and various other family members, big New Year’s bash…phew! But, nonetheless, 2012 is here and the Jeff Gates Band is ready to rock and roll!!
Jeff is making big plans for new music this year now that the studio is up and running. Top-notch equipment rivals any big name studio. In the meantime, you can still catch the band at various locations performing tunes from the “You Make Me” album, as well as your old favorite cover tunes.
Happy New Year, Fans of the JGB!!