It was the best of times, it was–not the best of times
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It was the best of times, it was–not the best of times

If you're reading this, you're probably thinking about having live music at your event or wedding or party. As I write this in mid-March of 2020, there's not a whole…

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Kat and Kate’s intimate backyard wedding

2020

It's been a busy season. It rained yesterday and last night, which was bad for the bride and groom whose cocktail hour I performed for. The Royal Palms and our…

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What’s Going On?

The Parched Desert On this Twenty-Seventh of July, in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Seventeen Dear Reader: Without doubt, it has come to your attention that, for…

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Is Your Wedding Boring?
Yes! I hired a real musician!

Is Your Wedding Boring?

Is part of your dream wedding that your guests will be bored? I’m guessing not. Probably you want friends and family to be entertained and dazzled on your most special…

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Should You Have a DIY Wedding?
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Should You Have a DIY Wedding?

The topic of DIY wedding puts vendors in a rage. The instinctive smirk will quickly give way to sarcastic quips, widening eyes, reddening face. The seven stages of DIY Denial…

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Be Cool to Your Meeting Planner
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Be Cool to Your Meeting Planner

Dear Musician: That lady with the leather binder and the focused look in her eyes is the meeting planner. She's responsible for this chic corporate gig you scored. She flew…

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Trusted Scottsdale Wedding Vendors
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Trusted Scottsdale Wedding Vendors

Are you sure your wedding vendors are going to do a great job? Sure, the Scottsdale wedding vendors you've researched have great Instagram feeds, slick websites, and good reviews. They've…

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