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This is a band project that I was invited into along with my 14-year-old son. The event was a variety show sponsored by Intel and it was held at the Chandler Center for the Arts. My friend Ed Clapper and his daughter Aris did an acoustic duo last year and this year they decided to make it into a band by adding my son Sage on bass and me on drums. Throughout rehearsals we had worked on four different songs, but we ended up choosing “Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes for the night of the show.
There was quite a bit of drama when we showed up for the event and the building had lost half of its power due to a faulty transformer. Because of this the sound system was reduced to one microphone and the lights were limited to some house lights and a spot light. Luckily by the time it was our turn to perform, they had brought in a generator so we had the full lighting and sound system to work with.
The beneficiary for this year’s charity event was The House of Refuge East. More info on this organization can be found athttp://www.hreast.org .