What a Weekend! Home from Music Industry Weekend

Well, we did it again!  Another FANTASTIC weekend of music in the Redwoods of Bosch Baha’i School. It was a wet, wet, wet weekend – 3-inches of rainfall in two and a half days. im000152 Still not enough to dampen our spirits or slow us down at all.  By Sunday morning the sun reappeared and all was well for our trip home. 
It was really great to see my musical comrades once again and play music with them.  Of all the Baha’i events I attend each year, the Music Industry Weekend stands out as the best.  Check out the website for links to pictures of this year’s event.
I took along a box of my New CD “Each One Teach One – Songs for the Army of Light”  I managed to sell or trade a bunch of them and came home with CDs from some of my friends.  If you have not yet heard The Bohnoff’s new CD “Mobius Street”, I encourage you to check it out. What a finely produced CD! 

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Jeff & Maya Bohnoff

 Jeff Bohnoff presented a workshop on digital recording and humbly prefaced his remarks by saying “I’m not a recording Engineer, just a guy who has learned some things”.  Well Jeff, there’s no greater proof of that than your new CD.  Besides, we know what you do for a living at Apple.  You’re the guy Recording Engineers call when they need help.  We could not have asked for a better presenter.

Ali Youssefi

Ali Youssefi

Kudos also to Ali Youssefi – a fine musician.  I once commented that Ali’s music “had a simple elegance that masked its sophistication”. He showed some of that sophistication this weekend quite clearly.  And since Ali has a degree in “Music Therapy”  I might just have to call on him to straighten out my head from time to time!

Now it’s time to re-group here in Tucson and get my “studio” set-up to record some “secular” tunes to submit to the Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association annual Folk festival selection committee.  This should be fun.

///Darrell
 
Darrell Rodgers                                             
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist
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4 Responses to What a Weekend! Home from Music Industry Weekend

  1. praveen says:

    This is great , can you also post the guitar chords for the songs ,
    we can sing them.

    Praveen

  2. Naree says:

    Hi Darrell,
    Though not a musician, I truly appreciate all the wonderful Baha’i-inspired or Baha’i-based music everyone is creating!! When at Bosch, did you and others talk (or already have talked) about creating a podcast/radio program that features all the latest up and coming (as well as established) Baha’i musicians? It would be great to have all of this amazing music centralized and interactive for Baha’is and non-Baha’is.

  3. Darrell says:

    For Praveen,
    Guitar chords will come eventually when I publish the song book.

    For Naree,
    Have you geard radioNUR (http://www.radionur.com)? Browse there and click on connect or browse directly at: http://www.radionur.com/10701.html
    There are two ways to connect. You’ll hear many of the artists who participate in Music Industry Weekend and a bunch more.

    ///Darrell

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