Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Blowholes at Majestic


The Blowholes performed at the Majestic Theatre for the Starlight Gala on October 15th, 2005, which was a fundraiser for the theatre and their programs. The performance part of the evening went without a hitch and it was a true joy to perform for the wonderful audience in attendance. Everyone in the band volunteered to do this and worked their tail off to do what was needed to do to pull this thing off. Sam Kincaid's sound engineering really made the band sound great! Robert Crum's photos of the band made us look great!

Naturally, The Blowholes are looking forward to our next performance - let me know when it is because I don't have a clue! Hopefully soon though. I'm hunkering down this Winter to work on some new compositions for the group.

Rob

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

XTET at Sahalie Wine Cellars in Corvallis

This Saturday, October 22, the Xtet will be performing at the new Sahalie Wine Cellars, at the corner of First and Monroe Streets, in downtown Corvallis. This is a wonderful new venue for live music in Corvallis, with a warm atmosphere, a beautiful wine bar, and wonderful food. Come on down, sip a glass of Oregon's finest wines, and enjoy the eclectic musical tastes of the Xtet. We'll be featuring the pyrotechnical percussion of The Viking, the flamboyant fluegelhorn of Rob Birdwell (of "The Blowholes" fame), the gemeinschaftish guitar of John Bliss, as well as the beautifully basipetal bass of special guest Steve Willis. See you Saturday.......

XTET at Sahalie Wine Cellars
Thursday, October 22, 7:30 - 10:30 PM

Saturday, October 08, 2005

ASCAP Award




I received a letter today from ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) informing me that I've been awarded a cash sum as part of their ASCAPLUS Awards program, which is an awards program that provides cash and recognition to 1): active writers in the early and mid stages of their careers, and 2): to established writers whose main activity is outside of broadcast media.

I'm very honored - thank you ASCAP and the ASCAPLUS Awards Panel!

Sincerely,

Rob Birdwell
ASCAP Member

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Leaping the Dunes

I love this scene - the dunes on the Oregon Coast near Newport.