Saturday night was my cd-release show. I did two sets with the Emily Dunbar Band: Jay Bayles (bass), John Bonham (drums--seriously, my drummer is named John Bonham!), Robin Harrell (vocals) and Todd Brown (guitar). This basically means, I got a bunch of talented friends together and we had a ball. The Hastings Business Improvement District agreed to sponsor the event, which we held in a new downtown park. My brother in law Gus got some folks who run a taco truck to come sell delicious Mexican food and my friend Angela is friends with icecream man, who set up shop in the parking lot. I did interviews with the Hastings Tribune and our local NBC affiliate--both ran nice stories. I knew we had the making of a good night, but was still nervous about how it would all go.
It could not have been a more perfect night.
It dipped down into the upper 60s. More than 200 people showed up with lawn chairs and filled the park. No trains came by and blew their horns (we were less than a block from the tracks!). People enjoyed the music, food and weather and bought cds.
I've been so thrilled with the response. I've gotten so many nice emails and such great chatter on facebook. Friends of friends are ordering discs through the blog. It has been wonderful.