Linda Sharar Player

 

I recently received a message from a music friend, Jim Trick, who I had met at an open mike in Salem MA.  We had listened to each other's songs at that open mike and talked a bit.  Our mutual friend, Christopher Williams, had lived in Marblehead for a period of time but had moved to Nashville and we shared a bit of friends musings and mutual missing of Christopher on our local scene.  So after connecting it was so very pleasant to listen to more of Jim's music and follow the progress of his writing, playing, and recordings. The message in my mail recently from Jim, suggested I open for him at a venue dear to me, the Me & Thee in Marblehead Ma.  I have been lucky enough to play on stage there a couple of times and always enjoy going to performances there as an audience member.  The volunteers are incredibly dedicated, they have a commitment I value and also a true love of and support for creativity of all kinds.  I gladly accepted the gig and am anticipating a warm, spiritual night of song sharing.  I'd love to see you there.  ;-)

There are so many wonderful tributes to Pete Seeger and his legacy being written.  I have written a few comments on my facebook page and am realizing now that the thing I can do the best to show my gratitude for his example is to try my best to follow it.  This means more music, more activism, more immediate action instead of postponing or procrastinating on the things that really matter.

The first order of action then for me, is to perform more.  Where-ever I can with my current schedule that includes a full time job and raising 2 young kids and a dog.  I will perform at my kids schools, open mikes, gatherings, my UU church, where-ever I can.  And write songs that people can sing along to.  Write songs people can relate to.  Write songs that are hopeful.  If I struggle with that, then play songs by others that meet those criteria.  Play to groups that need music.  Play to raise money for groups that have causes that I feel need to be heard.  That is where my heart will be to pay tribute to a man who protected all of our interests in such an unselfish way.  Godspeed Pete Seeger. You transformed the world we live in, one person at a time, with your songs, your dedicated service, and fearless, tireless love. Thank you.

Please note the gigs section of the website.  I'll be featuring at a new open mike in Somersworth NH this Thursday, sitting in at Gregg Cagno's gig on 2/22 in Dresher PA, and prepping for what will surely be a wonderful night of music opening for Buskin & Batteau at the New Moon Coffeehouse in Haverhill MA. 

Until we meet again... so long, it's been good to know ya!

hey folks!

 

Just getting this new site up and running.  Please be patient and come back to visit often!  Hope to see you out there at a show in 2013!

 

Linda

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