So just wanted to tell you how the Shawn Mullins opening date at The Tin Angel went last Saturday night, April 11th…
It surprisingly went pretty great! I had slightly lower expectations going in, as I didn’t know how his audience would receive me, as an opener. It was a sold-out crowd that night, and I played a stripped-down, intimate show….just me on guitar and piano, and my amazing friend Rubin, on cello.
Well, we played our 7-song set, and I put as much heart and soul as I could into the music. And I was shocked at how well it went…Everyone was incredibly kind and gave me a warm reception. I sold more CD’s than I imagined possible. Even a handful of autographs, which is a funny thing to me.
Shawn played a really great show (yes, he did play his big hit “Rock-A-Bye”), and he is not only a great artist but a genuine, cool cat, kind-of-guy. After the show, he asked me to open some more dates for him early next year, so that’s exciting.
Someone videotaped the show, so soon as I get it, I hope to post the video footage here on my myspace page and also on youtube. Even a couple news songs, you haven’t heard yet.
Keep checking back here and on youtube for the videos. More soon…
p.s. does anyone have any favorite cover song requests for me to play in the future? Think Cat Power’s Covers record…Fire away…