There is sooo much Candy Lee action going on this weekend, there's something for everyone!
Tonight, Friday, July 18th: Candy Lee and the Sweets open for National Park RadioGeorge's Majestic Lounge. We start at 9 and only play for about an hour, so come out early. Bring your dancing shoes, grab a beer, and get your groove on!
Saturday, July 19th: Kid Friendly, Kid Centered, Firefly Fling @ the Botanical Gardens. There will be music, story-telling, fire dancers, and other entertaining performers. Candy Lee and the Sisters Sweet perform!
Sunday, July 10th- 2 shows!!
- Fayetteville Public Library, 2pm- listening room experience with the full band.
-324 Ballroom @ Jose's on Dickson Street- solo performance
NEW BLOG POST
I was asked to do a blog post about my recording process, so I did! You can read the blog, complete with a video of my Cover of Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic," which shows my layering recording process here:
Hard Candy: Recording is a Process
Kody Ford, Founder and Editor of The Idle Class Magazine, suggested that I change the name of my Blog to "Hard Candy." I thought this was genius, so I took the suggestion. Both my daily Truth Posts and my Honesty Blogs will now be under the name "Hard Candy." It will be an easier name to say and remember, and it will put a "brand" on my posts. "Hard Candy" is a good representation of what my posts are generally like- a mixture of sweetness with (what I perceive to be) cold hard truth! This is not to be confused with "candy-coated" or "sugar coated," which means to "minimize the unpleasantness of," which is not at all what I intend to do.
Hard Candy" is more a representation of a concept I'm big on- dualism, and the realization that life is filled with dualities that are integral parts of the greater whole. Life is full of positive and negative experiences. Without the negative experiences, the positive wouldn't seem so good. It is important to take the negative experiences in our lives, and turn them into something positive; if nothing else, to treat them as a learning experience, or a chance to really appreciate and cherish the positive. Life is about finding the balance between these dualities, which is something I try to embody in my songs, and now in my "Hard Candy" posts as well.
If you don't get a chance to view the full blog, just check out the video!
If you're into supporting good causes and listening to good music, please come out and help feed the hungry and homeless at the ONE Boogie Event at the Garner Farm this Saturday, June 28th.If you follow the link from the Facebook event page, you can purchase tickets online. https://www.facebook.com/events/238135336397074/?ref=br_tf
Here's the video promo Benjamin Del Shreve and I did for the event:
I also forgot to post this cool news clipping about Candy Lee and the Sweets' performance at the Artosphere event at Crystal bridges!
The following Sunday, May 18th, is Fayetteville's Block St Block Party. Tons of activities, live music, and food and beverages to be had there. Come support our local businesses and music scene. Candy Lee and the Sweets will be performing at the Maxine's Beer Garden at 6pm. More information here: http://blockstreetbusinesses.com/
I'll also be performing solo tonight at Wasabi from 7-10pm, and then THIS Sunday morning, May 4th, at Common Grounds for brunch from 11am-2pm.
Tonight I'll be at the Fayetteville Public Library for the Lyric Writing Panel featuring Shawn James, Barrett Baber, and Candy Lee. In honor of Poetry Month, the singer/songwriters will have a discussion about how to write lyrics, how to form them into a song, and they will be playing a few examples of their own! The event starts at 6 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/272483212926244
This Thursday, I will be providing the musical entertainment for the Two25 Art Callery Opening in Bentonville, featuring artwork by over 20 artists. https://www.facebook.com/events/1389687157979711/
And on Saturday, I will join Randall Shereve, Amy Gillham, and Not-Zachary Biondi for Last Saturday Fayetteville in celebration of Poetry Month at the fayetteville Underground! https://www.facebook.com/events/292969064193274/
My new album, "Human Conditions," is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify! Go check it out if you get the chance!
And if you live in the Fayetteville area, I will be performing solo at Kingfish next Friday, opening for War Cheif from Little Rock, AR. You can get a preview of their music here: https://www.facebook.com/warchieftheband/app_470868196288052
As part of National Poetry Month, I'll also be speaking at the Fayetteville Public Library Wed, April 23rd for the Lyric Songwriting Panel Discussion along with Shawn James and Barret Baber. It will be mediated by Kyle Kellams at KUAF. It's free, and there's no registration required. Here's a link to the event: http://www.faylib.org/events/lyric-songwriting-panel-discussion
Also in celebration of National Poetry Month, I will be performing at Last Saturday at the Fayetteville Underground on April 26th. There will be a variety show of sorts with poets, and singer-songwriter, Randall Shreve. The show starts at 7:30pm.
I realize it has been a while since some of you have purchased my new album. After all of the album expenses, I'm short on funds for postage. I've put "Human Conditions" on my bandcamp page so that you can download the album for free in the mean time by entering $0 in the "name your own price" section http://candyleemusic.bandcamp.com/album/human-conditions. If you haven't purchased the album, and would just like a digital download, feel free to name your own price! ("The Gate" is up for download as well). "Human Conditions" will be available on itunes soon :)
I've also got a show at Wasabi tonight. So, if you want to chill out and listen to some sweet tunes while eating delicious sushi, I'll have my albums for sale there too :) Hope y'all are having a wonderful Friday!!!