Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
– April 7th 2021
Join Iowa State University Professors David Stuart and Ryan Sheeler for our 2021 Master Class, History of American Rock n' Roll. Class available @ 9:00am on Facebook and the Surf Ballroom Music Enrichment Center's YouTube page.
Part 1 (35min.) -- Rock History: The Golden Age of Rock 1954-59
Regional Sounds and Artists
- Memphis – Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis
- New Orleans – Fats Domino, Little Richard
- Chicago – Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley
- Clovis/West Texas – Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison
- Los Angeles – Ritchie Valens
Part 2 (20min.) -- The Winter Dance Party of 1959
- Tour and Artist Overview
- Surf Ballroom February 2, 1959
Official Site: https://www.surfballroom.com/
Friday, January 29, 2021
Thursday, December 24, 2020
18 Now the birth of Jesus the [a]Messiah was as follows: when His mother Mary had been [b]betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, since he was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her, planned to [c]send her away secretly. 20 But when he had thought this over, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for [d]the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a Son; and you shall name Him Jesus, for [e]He will save His people from their sins.” 22 Now all this [f]took place so that what was spoken by the Lord through [g]the prophet would be fulfilled: 23 “Behold, the virgin will [h]conceive and give birth to a Son, and they shall name Him [i]Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” 24 And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, 25 [j]but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he named Him Jesus.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020
Tracky-by-Track #7 -- Walking In The Rain was a poem I had written many years ago.
This is about no one in particular; it is a mélange of people I’ve known over the years. I’ve always been fascinated about the idea of rain, and sadness and depression .. and yet the rain is a bringer of new life as well. Lots of imagery in this one. Musically I was going for a blues-pop feel like Jonny Lang or Clapton’s 1990s output. Come for the groove and imagery, stay for the long outro – where I let fly with some guitar. 😊