Dear Folks & Friends, May! How lovely. I dig it. I’m on my bike much more often, the windows of the house are open, and Sylvan can’t wait for school to be through! How ’bout you? Let me know! Here is what The Kid has going on this month. It is a little meager, but […]
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I’ve been cautiously optimistic about the strides Monroe County has taken towards viral mitigation, and now I’m even fully vaccinated, and I’m starting to perform in public again! This fun shot is from an epic busking moment on the streets of donwtown Bloomington, with a cute and toneful small size acoustic piano that my buddy Ross and I (He’s the one playing that snare drum) transported in the back of his mini-van!
I’ve been playing a LOT more piano than guitar, or even ukulele, these days. Piano is my first instrument, since I was 4 years old! And as much as I love to rock out on guitar, I have to admit that piano is my strongest instrument, and where I can most effortleslly express myself musically.
I also have been experimenting with playing more to ADULTS these days! Shocking, I know! But you know, I’ve been performing as Kid Kazooey to little kids for over 25 years, and a lot of those kids have grown up now and still enjoy a little kazooey in their musical offerings! You can catch my “Kazooey on Keys” show at the Orbit Room coming up real soon, Saturday, June 5, from 6 – 8pm. There’s a cover charge of $10, and the venue is SMALL – only room for 18 folks! If you don’t already know, The Orbit Room is WAY cool! It’s a miniature pinball palace, a gourmet hot dog (AND NOT dog) must eat eatery, and groovy local Bloomington Music Scene venue! This show IS for 21 year olds and older ONLY.
Keep checking back here at the website for more upcoming dates, and reach out to me if you have any questions! Remember, I REALLY AM a librarian, so I’m trained to meet your informational needs!
Love and respect, Kid Kazooey
Once again some fun gigs coming your way this summer! From Bloomington Concerts in the park, to Birthday Parties and fundraisers and live radio broadcasts! Not only from Kid Kazooey & the BallRoom Roustabouts, but also the most recent roustabout spin-off, LL3 (formerly called the Lara Lynn Trio).
LL3 consist of Kid Kazooey (lead singer, songwriter and vocalist of the BallRoom Roustabouts) on keyboards, and Lara Lynn (The BallRoom Roustabouts’ own ‘Gantzy Dander’, or ‘Mrs. Kazooey’, our amazing drummer and background vocalist, now fronting the band as lead vocalist of LL3! Their common 3rd member is the fantastic Danny Deckard on drums (who has subbed on drums for our Gantzy Dander during times of need), and sometimes the illustrious Steve Mascari on bass (former BallRoom Roustabout drummer, from the mid 90’s! ‘Papa Giovanni’!). LL3 specializes in the music of Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter, while hitting other great american songwriters of the 30s through the 60s, always keeping things Light, Sweet, and Upbeat!
We hope to see you at a show or two this summer!
Dear Gang, First and foremost, THANKYOU! Thank you all for coming and supporting Kid Kazooey & The BallRoom Roustabouts’ CD/Book Release party! That was a ball! But I tell you, it took a lot of work, and I STILL haven’t finished doing my taxes! SO, I’ll kep this one short and sweet! Here are some upcoming performances I […]
April 1, 2012 (No Foolin!) Free family concert! Be there or be rhomboidal! 3-4:30pm, at The Fountain Square BallRoom, 101 West Kirkwood Releasing into the world: Kid Kazooey & The BallRoom Roustabouts’ CD, Umpteen Moons! and Kid Kazooey & Joe Lee’s Childrens’ Picture Book, The 3 Eyed Dragon!
Dear Gang, just a few quick reminders and then we can all be on our ways, enjoying the last weekend of Spring Break (Bloomington-specific, I guess!): 1/ The Pirate Flags are celebrating the Day After St. Patty’s Day! Sunday, March 18, 8-10pm at The Crazy Horse. You’re favorite Songs of the Seas and some Rad Trad irish tunes dished […]
Dear Folks and Friends, If you don’t read anything else in this edition of Kid Kazooey Times, read this: Please help me finish my book, The Three Eyed Dragon by following this link to my Kickstarter campaign! Thank you, and for those with enough time to read on, please do so! February is gone and time keeps […]
Dear Folks & Friends, Here is a quick look at events coming up this month. Hope to see you out and about! Kaia CD Release Party. 8pm, Saturday, 2/11, Unitarian Universalist Church, 2120 N. Fee Lane, $12 adults/$8 children 12 and under. I mention this one because Kid Kazooey’s drummer, accordionist, and wife (Lara Lynn Weaver/Gantzy […]
Dear folks and friends, what do you think? Too fancy? I’m trying out this new e-mail format… we’ll see! Anyway, just wanted to let you know a few things: 1/ THANK YOU! For a fantastic New Year’s Eve Dance Party! And for buying and enjoying theLullabye Christmas CD! If you didn’t get one, even though the […]
Dear Friends, First things first, I have a widdle biddy cold today and must regrettably cancel today’s band practice for 11am at The Green Nursery! Now, while I have your attention!… I trust you all are having a peaceful and relaxing nesting time this week before New Year’s Eve. Some of you are done celebrating […]
Dear Friends, with the help of some very talented expediters, I’m thrilled to announce that the recording project I wasn’t even planning for, will be in me grubby little hands in time for dissemination at my show this Sunday, 12/11, at Max’s, 3-4:30p! The project is called “Kid Kazooey’s Lullaby Christmas Carols”. Some of you […]
Dear folks and friends, first let me say THANK YOU! I feel I have been the fortunate recipient of much support and love from you all, especially recently. I don’t know if it was that Click Clack Moo thang, or just the fact that I haven’t stopped doing this Kid Kazooey thing for the last […]