November 2012 Poop Scoop
Greetings music lovers! Can you believe it? It's NOVEMBER already?! What happened to this year? With Thanksgiving right around the corner I can't help but to reflect on all the many things for which Leo and I are grateful. First off... with the election FINALLY behind us, we will no longer have to tolerate the barrage of annoying phone calls and obnoxious political commercials! AAAAAAMENNN! I know we are ALL grateful for that! But seriously folks, Leo and I are truly blessed. My injured arm is finally showing signs of improvement. Yaaaaaaay! It's only taken a mere 9 months :P Seriously...I'm not complaining...it's healing and that's what counts! Business is also picking up with our new mobile dog grooming biz
Tubby Time Mobile Grooming. What's that you say? You didn't know that in addition to seriously rocking, the Dogz also groom DOGS?! Dats right :) We sho do! It's a lot of work but it's very rewarding. Anyone who knows us, knows we love anything involving helping our furry friends. We are blessed with being multifaceted. That being said, if I might add another shameless plug to my other biz Painted Paw Portraits. If you're looking for a unique Holiday gift, why not consider a custom oil pet portrait by yours truly?! Ok...shameless plugs...CHECK. Now, back to the blessings. We have been so overwhelmed with love and support for our return to the stage after our three year hiatus. The Sleepin' Dogz family of fans and friends is as strong as it ever was and we love you all so much! A thousand thank you's. We are healthy and happy, what more can we ask for? Can I get another AAAAmaayon?!
We have lot's of musical yumminess going on this month. Since I'm late in getting the newsletter out this month (slackah) I want to give a shout out to the fantastic folks at the Ft. Pierce Farmer's Market. We played there Sat, Nov 10th and it was a blast! A special thanks to Theresa Dormi with Kee Botanicals for getting us rebooked there! I'm sure we'll be booking there soon. We'll be returning to our home base Waldo's on Sat the 17th and Fri the 30th. Both shows are 8pm-11pm. On a side note, Lee Olsen and Joe Smith from Waldo's have a talk radio show called "The World According To Waldo's". It airs on 107.9fm and via live streaming on iheart radiothursdays from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Here's another fun tidbit... Sleepin' Dogz wrote their theme song! So tune in and have a laugh :DBut I digress...back to the shows! On Fri Nov 23rd we will be rockin it with the kool kats at Blue Star Wine Bar. We love Kitty, Glenn and the rest of the Blue Star peeps. Show starts around 8:30pm til mid. On Sat, Nov 24th we return to the oh-so-hip Kilted Mermaid.We had a super groovy time last month when we played there and are very excited to return. Show starts at 9pm. On Sunday, Nov 25th at 2pm, we'll be performing at Endless Summer Vineyard & Wineryin Ft. Pierce, FL. What?! A vineyard and winery in Ft. Pierce?! Yes...and it's waaaay cool! Can't wait to spend the day jamming and tasting some delish local wines. Yummmmo!
So there you have it....November in a nutshell. We hope to see you soon.
~Food Comas & Warm Gravy Lovin'~
"In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy."
-Brother David Steindl-Rast
October 2012 Poop Scoop
Ok, so the looooong wait is finally over! Leo and I are officially booking SD shows. We are very excited to get back on the horse and gallop our way to the stage. Of course we're doing it in true Sleepin' Dogz fashion...we've booked dates before we even have a show together! We work best under pressure, or so we have to tell ourselves in order to keep from freaking out. We decided in order to get our chops up, we would start out by simply trying to relearn our own material! Such a weird feeling to pick up my guitar and not have the first clue of how to play "Shaykitoph" or "Secret Admirer". Songs that we've played in various venues hundreds of times...gone from our tiny brains. Scary. But having blown the dust off our instruments...and ourselves for that matter...we're hoping that with a little practice, everything will fall into place in time for the barrage of shows we have scheduled for October!(Fingers Crossed) Once we're running like a well oiled machine, or even a squeaking, rusty machine, we'll start to add some new material and perhaps add in a lil' keyboard work by yours truly. However, I play the keys the same way I play the guitar....taking a deep breath, desperately hoping my fingers land in the right place! Sometimes yes...sometimes...eeehh...not so much
:P But it's fun, nevertheless, and we plan on bringing that element into the show more and more. So here we go!
We'll be starting off by playing each Wednesday in October at our home base, Waldo's in Vero Beach begining around 7pm. We have a very special place in our hearts for Waldo's namely due to General Manager Lee Olsen for his efforts in memorializing my brother, Michael, with a beautiful bronze plaque on the outside deck. We love that place! Next, we'll be making our first appearance at Inlet Wines & Brew in Sebastian on Fri, Oct 12th and Sat, Oct 20th from 8-10pm. We're excited to perform for Jesse and the IWB crew. Our next adventure is playing at Blue Star Wine Bar! We're so stoked to bring a little Dogz action to Kitty and the Blue Star's, stars. We'll be there on Fri, Oct 19th, and Fri Oct 26th 8:30 to midnight. On Sat Oct 27th we get to perform at another Vero venue for the first time, The Kilted Mermaid! We love it's eclectic, trippy vibe and look forward to rocking out there. Show is 9-midnight.
And so we begin a new chapter in our musical lives. I can hardly wait to see what's in store...
Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect." -Alan Cohen
Here it is folks....the moment you've aaaallll been waiting for...Sleepin' Dogz...AWAKE!!! Dat's right...I said it...Sleepin' Dogz is finally ready to start booking shows again. Leo and I are so grateful to have such amazing fans/friends. We're starting out with relearning some of our old faves and working some new material into the show. I've written a few theraputic songs for me regarding Michael, and as you would expect, they're a bit too personal and painful to perform out, but I plan on placing them on our next record. For those of you that don't know this already, I injured my left arm and have been unable to play guitar for 4 months. Boooooo.....But...the bright side is that in the meantime, I've been teaching myself to play the keyboard in it's place...Yaaaaayyy! I found significantly less painful to play (for my arm, not necessarily my ears). Although I'm no Jon Lord, I'm doing the best I can and its been a fun challange. And the really super duper shiny bright side is that my arm is doing better and now I'll be playing both in our shows. Now to all you Smoking Man fans, don't you worry your purty lil heads. We are still planning on rocking in both projects. We've been having such an amazing time. Nothing like the feeling of belting it out with Sheldon Shrum and hearing Leo rip out a screaming lead with the band thundering full-bore! So be sure to check our tour dates page for either a Smoking Man or Sleepin' Dogz show. Who knows? Maybe we might even combine the two and have a Smoking Dogz show....or.... how 'bout... Sleepin' Man...no? Well...either way, we're back everyone, and looking forward to seeing you soon! Woot Woot!
~Suntans and Sweatiness~
"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey." ~Kenji Miyazawa
Well Dogz fans.... it sure has been a loooonggg time. Two years and two months to be exact. After the devastating loss of my brother Michael, it's taken me this long to claw my way through the thick, sludgy muck of grief to finally breathe a little again. It's been a long and excruciating process. To be quite honest, there were times I was doubtful I was going to be able to survive such an intense level of agonizing heartbreak. But...I did. The support I've received from all of you has been overwhelming. I forever remain humbly grateful for all the hugs, emails, phone calls, and cards. Those that knew and loved my brother, and there are many, will never be the same. He was a funny, smart, kind-hearted, generous man with a beautiful soul. He will be forever missed.
I never expected to be physically able to perform again. My emotions are so interconnected with my music that every time I would attempt to sing a note, even of some happy little ditty, my throat would tighten up, and I would start bawling. I couldn't even sing in the shower! I was sure the music that had once lived in me, died with Michael. But slowly....oh so slowly...the tiny little spark has begun to faintly glow again. It's all been baby steps. But steps nonetheless...and I'm grateful for them.
One of these steps has begun with the reuniting of Leo's old band 'Smoking Man'. For those of you that weren't around the Indian River County area in the late 90's, Smoking Man was THE best rock cover band around. The line up included Sheldon Shrum as lead vocalist, Leo as lead guitarist, Chris Peterson on drums, and Steve Sanders on bass and backup vocals. Sheldon can be heard on our "Sleepin' Dogz" CD singing back up vocals and playing bass. They're band absolutely slayed!!! Well...with one of the objectives being to get my broken ass out there singing again, the band has reformed with the original line up and myself as a new addition. It's been a blast! I'm playing crunchy, electric guitar (wooohooo) and singing back up vocals as well as the occasional lead vocal spot. Being more of a support person rather than center stage has taken a ton of pressure off of me. I found it to be the perfect way to get my feet wet again. The material is all cover songs for now, until I'm strong enough to perform my own material. I'm not quite ready to allow myself to be that vulnerable on stage yet. But the cover material totally KICKS BOOTAAYY!!! Fun, party music...just what the Dr. ordered. It's still going to be a while before I'm ready to perform as Sleepin' Dogz, but in the mean time, we're doing some serious RAWKING!!!! Smoking Man is in the process of booking shows and we will post them on our Sleepin' Dogz tour dates page.
Some other big news...Leo and I finally tied the knot! I know what you're thinking, " Really? I thought you guys were already married!" Yea....we get a lot of that! But we actually made it official April 16, 2011. We're both thrilled. After such a horrible tragedy, we felt it was time our families had something happy to celebrate! And celebrate we did! We had a lovely, intimate beach ceremony with my amazing brother Christopher officiating. The reception was held at the River House in Vero Beach with our faaaaaavorite musical group, "The Sarah Mac Band" performing for us. It. Was. AWESOME!!! They came aaaaallll the way from Tallahassee and it meant the world to Leo and I.
So here we are, Mr. and Mrs. Burke, moving on to the next proverbial chapter. We look ahead with great anticipation for what the future holds both in our music and our day to day lives. Thank you for being a part of it all.
"The world was never meant for one as beautiful as you."
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I tell you that
my dear brother Michael committed suicide last Tuesday,
July 14th. I am completely lost. Leo and I know that we
have the support of you all and we are forever grateful,
however, I will not be singing anytime in the near future.
This has stolen the joy from my voice and it's going to
take a long time to get it back, if ever. Thank you all
for your love and kindness.
June Poop Scoop
So here we are in the second week of June and
I’m just now getting the newsletter out! I’m
punctually challenged, which has always gotten me into
trouble in day job land…hence the current career
choice. It’s not that I don’t want to accomplish
tasks in a timely manner, I’m just easily distra…oooo
look…a pretty butterfly out my window…oh…uhhhhh…I’m
sorry. What was I saying?
Anyway, I’d like to start off with a heaping helping
of gratitude to everyone who offered their condolences
regarding Caesar. You guys really came through with your
kind and supportive emails proving yet again, that the
Sleepin’ Dogz family is a tight one.
We’d also like to thank those of you who were able
to come out and support the Humane
Society by attending our benefit concert at Sebastian
River High School. It was big fun performing on a theater
stage and even better knowing it helped the fury critters
of Indian River County!
Speaking of fury critters, I’m embarking on another
creative journey involving people’s pets. Some of
you may not know this, but I not only enjoy the blessings
of the musical muse but I also dabble a bit in the visual
arts. Lately I’ve been having fun painting pet portraits.
Since I’ve found it to be thoroughly pleasurable
I thought to myself, “Hey…why not try and
make a little extra cabbage with this?” (So here
comes the shameless plug) If you or someone you know would
like an original oil painting of the family pet, let me
know. You could have a lasting memento, and help support
a starvin’ artist at the same time! Where’s
the bad thing there?!
…..and now for something completely different.
(my homage to Monte Python)
We’d like to humbly apologize to our buddies in
the Sarah Mac Band
for having to postpone our Tallahassee show with them.
Due to the proverbial “circumstances beyond our
control”, we were unable to make the trip and had
to back out last minute….not cool. We ask forgiveness
and hope to plan a show with them very soon. After all,
it isn’t fair to hog up all of Leo’s dreaminess
for myself. I know it’s only right to spread it
around a bit.
We will, however, be traveling at the end of this month
to our favorite venue in St. Petersburg, Fl, Prostar
Sound Stage. On June 26th, we have the pleasure of
opening for Lorna
Bracewell's final show in the Bay area…at least
for a while. Lorna is leaving to be a full time doctorate
student at Uof F in Gainesville. We’re all very
excited for her and wish her well. The show will also
include performances by gifted songwriter Lexi
Pearson and the psychedelic sounds of Beatnik
Castle featuring Francillia. Tickets are $10.00 at
the door, which includes tasty goodies and some of Jeanette’s
“special” fruit punch. The doors open at 7:00pm,
show starts at 8:00pm.
One last thing…I’d like to give a shout out
to our friends Sheldon Shrum, John Aughinbaugh (formerly
of 4 Steps Closer), Ray Hengerer, and Dave Ullrich on
the birth of their latest band “Crooked Creek”.
With Dave’s Nashville style “Tele” riffs
combined with Sheldon’s Tennessee laden vocal twang,
they’re everything you’d want in a country
rock band. Kudos guys!
Don’t forget to check out our “Tour
Dates” page for details on all of our June Schedule.
"The future belongs to those who believe
in the beauty of their dreams."
May Poop Scoop
Hey, hey, hey *in my best Fat Albert voice* it’s
May! I have many apologies this month. First off, sorry
for being so late with this month’s Poop Scoop.
I was a little tied up at the beginning of the month,
but with good reason. My parents celebrated 50 years of
marriage on May 2nd! That’s right…five-oh!
It was an emotional day. They had to start off their morning…in
mourning. Our family dog, Caesar passed away. He was the
fifth kid in our family and my folks were pretty sad.
However, we’d spent months planning an awesome shindig
for later that evening and they didn’t want us to
have to reschedule. So they slapped on a brave face and
came to the party. I’m pretty sure the saving grace,
was that my sister Patty and her son Marky unexpectedly
flew in from Colorado for the event. I can’t decide
what part was cooler, seeing the look on my mom and dad’s
face when Patty and Marky finally popped out from hiding
in my bathroom, the part where my brother Chris (and my
ceiling) got drenched from the exploding champagne (Totally
my fault...I left it in the freezer, duh!), or how excited
my mom looked when the surprise fancy-schmancy limo came
to pick them up for dinner. All in all, it was a wonderful,
love-filled occasion and I’m sure Caesar was looking
down on all of us with his big brown eyes, wagging his
The second apology goes out to all who came to the Melbourne
Art Festival expecting a 45-minute set from us, only to
get a 20-minute show. No hard feelings to those in charge,
there were a lot of really great acts and these things
happen when you’re trying to squeeze in so much
in one festival. Besides the little schedule snafu, we
were treated like total rock stars! I’m talking
roadies scrambling to unload our gear, a green room area,
huge stage, and an amazing sound system. We even had these
super cool dog tags as our stage passes. We were still
wearing them days after the show…does that make
us total goobers? We had an incredible time and hope we
get invited back next year.
The final apology is for all who came out to the Patio
last Sunday. We were asked to start at 4:00pm instead
of our usual 7:00pm. We had folks showing up to see us
just as we were finishing up! It was frustrating for us
so they have decided to switch us back to the original
time, 7:00pm. Sorry about that. So just to reiterate,
we are at The
Patio in Vero Beach, every Sunday starting
at 7:00pm. Whew! Confusing enough?
Now that I’ve gotten all the apologies out of the
way, let me tell you about a couple of upcoming shows.
On May 15th, we are tentatively scheduled to perform at
Theatre for the Ft. Pierce Main street Spring
Wine Tasting Event. The part we’re
not sure of is whether we’ll be in the theatre lobby
or outside on the sidewalk. Check our tour dates page
for show info. On May 23rd at 7:00pm, we’ll be putting
on a concert at the Sebastian
River High School. Tickets are $10.00 at
the gate and all the proceeds will benefit the Indian
River County Humane Society. We’re
really excited to be able to play a small part in helping
this great organization. So come on out and help some
dogs while listening to some Dogz. Speaking of furry friends…there
is a really great dog named Survivor that’s looking
for a home. If you’re interested in adopting, please
contact Debbie Dalrymple (786) 897-3810 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out our “Tour
Dates” page for details on all our
"Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings
in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through
and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy."
~ Eskimo Proverb
(Thank you Caesar, we’ll miss you)
April Poop Scoop
First off, I want to give a big ole hug to all who sent
us such overwhelming messages of love and congratulations
on our engagement. I don’t mean a quick pat on the
back courtesy hug, either. I’m talkin’ a full-on
body press enveloped in love, careful you might crack
a rib, kind of hug. Mmmmm….can you feel it? A thousand
Our show at the Sebastian River High School Concert Series
was unfortunately post-poned until May due to soggy skies.
Our humble apologies to those who made the drive only
to arrive at a canceled show! I would particularly like
to thank Keith the electrician and his awesome wife for
braving the highways on their hogs (that’s motorcycles
in biker-eese) even in the poopy weather, only to end
up calling the cops….err…umm…I mean
police officers. Why the need for law enforcement, you
ask? I mean it’s not as though Sleepin’ Dogz
shows are known for causing beer bottle flinging bar brawls
or the like. No…nothing that exciting. Some moron
locked their keys in their truck. Okay…it was our
truck and the moron was me, but it was an innocent mistake!
But on the upside, we did get to hang out with some really
nice folks and discuss the musical genius of Kelly Ritchie
while awaiting rescue. Another fine example of just how
awesome our fans really are!
We have a few exciting shows lined up for this month.
First off we’ll be performing at the Hibiscus
Festival in Vero Beach, FL on Saturday, April
18th. It’s a yearly celebration to increase awareness
of the historic downtown sector, and raise funds for the
sponsoring non-profits that work towards the preservation
and growth of the area. This will be the third year we’ve
had the chance to perform at this fun, all day event!
5,000 people attended last year. There will be all kinds
of art, 12 music acts, and plenty of food and drinks.
It’s free and the best part…it’s doggie
friendly! Yay! We’ll be doing an hour long set starting
at 2:00pm at the street stage in front of Bodega Blue.
Then on the 24th, we’ll be performing in Nance
Park at the Indialantic Friday
at Fifth Festival. That’s a lot of
“f’s”! Their theme will be Spring Fling
so they’ll be featuring all kinds of plants and
green products in addition to food venders and children’s
activities. It’s unfortunately not doggie friendly
(except of course for us) however it’s another free
Sunday the 26th finds us at the Melbourne
Art Festival. This is a huge two-day event
that saw over 60,000 people last year! We’re so
excited to finally have a chance to perform there. We’ll
be laying out a 45 minute set at noon on the main stage.
There will be juried fine art, music all day long, food
and yes…it is also FREE! Are we a recession friendly
band or what?!
We will also be playing at a couple of new venues this
month. Well…one of them is an old new venue. Remember
the Fisherman’s Wharf in Ft. Pierce? Well now it’s
Buoy and we’ll be rocking out there
a couple of times this month. Also new to our venue list
will be The
Patio in Vero. For all the details of these
shows as well as the rest of our April schedule, visit
~Chocolate Bunnies and Jelly Bean Dreams~
“How can you consider flower power outdated? The
essence of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony.
That's all anyone has ever wanted. How could it become
~ Robert Plant Led Zeppelin
March Poop Scoop
Well…March is upon us and I’m going to, pardon
the pun, spring right into some exciting news!
I guess my little Valentine’s Day newsletter conjured
up the Casanova in Leo. Forgive me for being…shall
we say…Gumpesque, but my life that morning was exactly
like the box of chocolates left on the spotless kitchen
counter for me to discover. Not only did he clean the
kitchen, he also accompanied the chocolates with two beautiful
bouquets of purple and yellow tulips, a squishy pair of
pink slippers, a Swiss Army Knife (What…I really
wanted one!), and a mushy, romantic card. As far as I
was concerned, Leo received an “A+” in V-Day
romanticism. Imagine my teary-eyed surprise when he then
proceed to blow me completely away by asking me to marry
him! Yea, you read it right….we’re FINALLY
gonna make it official. *Sigh* Can you see the little
hearts popping over my head? We’re both really happy.
I just wanted to share our joy with you, our awesome fans.
Okay…on to more news. The Dogz are going through
a little metamorphosis. We’ve decided to do a little
experimenting with an invisible band. What I mean by this
is that we’re slowly adding pre-recorded bass and
drum tracks to the songs. That way when we play, Leo can
rock out with his electric guitar instead of his acoustic
all the time. I can belt it out a little harder, too!
We’ve allowed ourselves to get a little stagnant
and we figured this would be a good way to make the show
more exciting for everyone including ourselves! You can
only do the sleepy acoustic duo thing for so long before
you’re dying to rock peoples faces off! Since we
can’t afford to pay a full band and still make any
kind of living, it seems the logical choice for us. Now
I realize there’s a bit of a stigma involved with
using backing tracks. The words “cheesy” and
“cornball” come to mind. However, these tracks
were recorded by real musicians, playing actual instruments,
rather than simulated stuff. We think it’s pretty
cool. We’re going to be sneaking them in a little
at time so you never know when it’ll happen. You’ll
just have to come out to the show and experience a little
face rocking for yourself. We hope you’ll like it,
This month we'll be performing at the Ft.
Pierce Art Walk on Wednesday the 11th. It’s
a sidewalk art show in the historic downtown area featuring
artists, sculptors, and craftsmen discussing history,
themes, and technique. They’ll even be showcasing
the notorious Highwaymen. We’ll be doing our thing
in front of the law offices of Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A
at 102 North 2nd Street starting around 5 PM.
Then on the 14th, we’ll be performing at the 17th
Annual Pelican Island Wildlife Festival at Riverview
Park in Sebastian, Fl. This is a wonderful festival created
to promote and support the Pelican Island National Wildlife
Refuge. There will be plenty of other bands and activities
all day. Festival is from 10am - 4pm. With free parking,
free admission, and free activities, there’s no
reason why you should go! It’s totally recession
friendly! Just give what you can. Sleepin’ Dogz
will perform one long set at 11:45am. We’re all
about preserving the naycha.
On the 21st, we’ll be putting on a show for the
River High School Concert Series in the courtyard.
Tickets are $10.00, which goes directly towards the Sleepin’
Dogz starvin’ artist fund. Show starts at 7:00pm
and goes until around 9:30ish.
For more details on these and all the other March shows,
visit our “Tour
Jeannie soon-to-be-Burke (*sigh*)
"Music has been my playmate, my lover, and my
~ Buffy Sainte-Marie
February Poop Scoop
Ahhhh…February…the month for lovers…*sigh*
Don’t you just LOVE, love? I know I do. Yea, I’m
a cornball, but hey I AM a chick after all! We dig flowers
and mushy cards! Guys…a little helpful hint for
ya…if your gal says, “I don’t need any
of that stuff honey, I know you love me.” Don’t
fall for it…it’s a TRAP! She’s totally
bluffing! So you betta get yo’ butt down to Hallmark…oh…also…do
not get her a funny card, either. Giving her a funny card
on V-Day you might as well just say, “Babe, can
I sleep on the couch?” Trust me on this one guys,
when in doubt, go with flowery and romantic…it’s
a winner every time. I hope I’m not coming off as
the Valentine nazi! I’m just a friend trying to
offer you a few golden nuggets of wisdom to make sure
everyone is gettin’ plenty of sweet lovin’.
A pal-entine, if you will. No? Ok…I’m a goober…sorry.
So speaking of pals, here’s some neat info about
our friend Sarah
Mac. For those of you who don’t know, Sarah
may be a rockstar by night, but she’s also a social
worker by day. This occupation brings her in contact with
some amazing people. She’s actually in Africa right
now traveling with this noble organization called Unseen
Stories. They work to bring awareness to the atrocities
of human trafficking. She’s meeting with different
government officials in Benin and visiting various villages
to educate parents and children about the problem. I’m
so awestruck by her selflessness and bravery I just had
to share the news with you. When I grow up…I wanna
This month we’ll be sticking around the home front.
If you’re looking for a nice, romantic place to
bring your lovah for a Valentine’s Day dinner, come
to the Osceola
Street Cafe in Stuart. We’ll be performing our
intimate, mellow show starting around 7ish. Think of it…
a little candle lit, delicious dinner…luscious Leo
laying out some sexy grooves on his guitar all while I’m
gently singing Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s
Get It On”. Hmmmmm…could be a great way to
not end up on the couch…unless you’re into
that kinda thing.
Be sure to check our Tour
Dates page for the skinny on all our Feb shows.
~Chocolate Covered Caresses~
"When you realize you want to spend the rest
of your life with a person, you want the rest of your
life to start as soon as possible."
~Billy Crystal, from the movie "When Harry Met Sally"
January Poop Scoop
Happy New Year! Yea… I know I’m a little
late in getting out this month’s Poop Scoop. I’m
so sorry about that! I have no excuse other than to say
that I’m a horrible procrastinator, which of course
is on my list of “Things About Myself That Need
Work” for this year’s resolutions. Well…
the list is sort of still in my head…I haven’t
gotten around to actually writing it yet, hence the procrastination
problem. It’s a vicious cycle!
May the Gods help me mend my slacka ways!
Well last month we had a tentative show booked at The
Copper Rocket in Maitland that actually came into fruition
and let me tell you people…I’m sure glad it
DID! We showed up at the venue not knowing what to expect
since we’ve never played there before. We like to
keep our expectations on the low side so as to avoid being
disappointed. I know, I know…it’s kind of
a pessimistic way of looking at things. (Also going on
the list) But hey…if you think you’re going
to have a stinky time and it DOES in fact stink, you’re
prepared…and if it actually turns out awesome (which
in this case it did) it’s like…ten times more
awesomeerer! Let’s just start by saying it was such
a great venue! I mean the groovy vibe there is very tangible.
We were one of three acts to perform for their Southern
Fried Sunday’s concert series. Its such a cool idea…they
put out this amazing, home cooked spread of delicious
eats and have several bands perform. They were even thoughtful
enough to put out some vegetable casseroles for the vegetarians.
The bonus for us was having a chance to hear Thomas
Wynn and the Believers. Blew. Our. Minds! They are
sooo good. I mean…just ridiculously good! Then to
top it off Big
Jef Special finished the show with some smoking hot
rock-a-billy with Anthony Cole from Mofro
(another awesome band) sitting in on drums. All in all…a
fantastic time for us.
Another show that was equally mind blowing (side note:
I hate to overuse the term for fear of it losing it’s
potency but it certainly applies) was when we returned
to our favorite St. Pete spot, Pro Star Sound Stage. Dawn
Willey was simply amazing even though I mispronounced
her name into the mic about 10 times! (Sorry, Dawn...I’m
such a GOOBER) Her rendition of Bette Middler’s
“The Rose” left everyone riddled with goosebumps.
Finishing off the night was the captivating Adrianne.
Oh, by the way, when I told you guys about her in December’s
Poop, I gave you some bad info (imagine that). I said
her music was on Grey’s Anatomy when in actuality,
it’s a show called One Tree Hill. Either way…it’s
cool to have your music on a TV show! With her uniquely
beautiful voice, her painfully personal lyrics, and her
witty stories in between, she is a definite treat. Another
magical night for the Dogz.
Be sure to check out our Tour
Dates page for details on our January schedule.
In this new year, we wish you peace, joy, prosperity,
love and of course... hope.
“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we
seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”
~Martin Luther King Jr.
December Poop Scoop
So, are we all feeling freakin' jolly or what?! With
all the eating that's continued to take place since Thanksgiving,
Leo and I are feeling...well let's just say...Santaesque.
I'm so sorry it's taken so long to get out the December
Poop Scoop. I've been preoccupied since I've temporarily
taken on...gulp...a DAY JOB!!!! (Yes, you read it right)
It's been a loooong time since I've had to start my day
with the obnoxious, heart stopping sound of an alarm clock
and frankly um...yeeeaaa...I'm not likin' it! But the
people I work for are awesome beings that I love all ta
pieces, so that makes it bearable. I'll be done with it
soon and be back on the musical horse more focused and
certainly more appreciative of the alarmclockless lifestyle
to which I've grown accustomed.
With the Holiday Season upon us, it's so easy to get
freaked out! I mean there's the hectic panic of shopping,
mailing out cards, wrapping gifts, climbing through hot,
dusty attics to pull down boxes of sparkly, shiny what-nots,
dealing with huge balls of tangled Christmas tree lights....
yadda, yadda, yadda. Before you hall off and clock the
rude person that shoves passed you in line at the mall
in a despirate attempt to get that one, perfect gift,
let's try to slow down and remember what this time of
year really represents....STRESS...oh...uh... I mean LOVE!
That's right, the miracle of love, togetherness, and the
appreciation of blessings. Whether you're celebrating
Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Floober's Day (ok, I
made that one up) that's the common theme and I like it.
So this month we'll not only be performing at our usual
home based venues like Osceola Street Cafe and Waldo's,
we'll also be returning to the West Coast of Florida for
a couple of shows. First we'll be at the Palm
Pavillion in Clearwater Beach on Thurs Dec 11th. It's
literally right on the Gulf and it's beautiful. Then on
Sat the 13th we return to our FAVORITE venue of all, Pro
Star Sound Stage in St. Pete! This will be an amazing
showcase as we share the night with fantastic singer-songwriters,
Willey and Adrianne.
Adrianne has had her music featured in the TV show Grey's
Anatomy! We’re not worthy!!! Tickets are 20.00 which
includes a delicious shrimp cocktail, fresh mozzarella
and tomatoes, alfredo tortellini, antipasto platter, chocolate
fountain, and holiday punch! Doors open at 7:00 pm and
the show starts at 8:00 pm. So come on out to support
original music and have both yer belly and soul filled
with goodness! We're also excited to have a show pending
for Sunday, Dec 21st at the Copper Rocket in Maitland,
Florida (near Orlando). Be sure to visit our tour dates
page and check for details on this show as well as all
of our appearances.
Well, that pretty much wraps up Dec and the rest of 2008
for that matter! So as you're watching the ball drop this
year, be safe and know that we are surrounding you with
positive vibes of love and appreciation.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you
did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the
safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.
November Poop Scoop
Okay people....*in my best southern preacher voice*....now
is the time-uh, to riiiiiiise up-uh... and have your voices-uh...
be heard-uh!!!! That's right, put down the remote control,
step away from the Guitar Hero (which is tough to do,
I know) and CAST YOUR VOTE!! Whatever political party
you are affiliated with, be it Republican, Democrat, Independent,
Libertarian(what the hell IS that, anyway?)or anything
in between, you will not be allowed to have any complaints
about the condition of things unless you VOTE. Who wants
to miss out on a great opportunity to complain about stuff?
Not me! I love to complain! :D
Speaking of getting out the vote, Leo and I would like
to thank all of you who took the time to vote for us in
Original Music Festival competition. We had
a blast at the Festival! We didn't actually win, BUT we
were finalists for song of the year (Shaykitoph) and Leo
for musician of the year. That's pretty cool, right? We
received so much love and lucky wishes from so many of
you guys, we feel like winners anyway! So yaaaaay, we
love you, too! Which brings me to another point...with
Thanksgiving just around the corner(that's right, I said
it), it's caused me to reflect on just how blessed Leo
and I really are. Not simply just for the creators of
Tofurky,(because what else do you get to eat when you're
a vegetarian on Thankgiving?!), but for a huge myriad
of things. I mean, we get to play music for a living,
it gets a little tight sometimes but we're able to make
it work, we have our health and the health of our families,
we have amazing friends that we can always count on, we've
got our beautiful kids (Pig Pen and Melody), we're in
love and we have the most dynamite, supportive fans! So
how's that for a grocery list of goodness?!
I'd like to take a moment to give a props to our friend
Steinberg. I had the wonderful opportunity
to go see her one woman play called "Oh my God, Don't
Centre For The Arts in West Palm Beach. It
is an absolutely BRILLIANT play written and performed
by Amy, with fabulous musical accompaniment by one of
our favorite people, Keith
Berger of Borderline, a cool band from Boca
Raton. Here's what the Palm Beach Post had to say about
it, "Both sacred and profane, Amy explores the topics
of spirituality and sexuality, searching for the many
connections that exist between the two and the experiences
her characters share." It just wonderful and I highly
recommend you check it out. Not for the kiddies, but a
must see for the adults!
We'd also like to give a big YAAAAAYYYY to Leo's sister
and her family's band Shae
Laurel for making their first trip to perform
in Ireland! Shae Laurel consists of amazing sis Janet,
her lively husband Andrew, and their four vivacious kids:
Andy, Jessica, Kathryn, and Christian. They perform all
over the world doing a mix of Celtic, Traditional Irish
and great original music. They were, of course a smash
hit in Ireland, and we are just sooooo proud of them!
Okay, onto our November shows. We'll be making our second
appearance at Orlando
Brewing Company on Nov 7th! We had a ball
last time and are looking forward to our return. On the
9th, we will make an attempt at savin' our souls-uh by
performing at the Unity
Church in the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens.
We'll be playing a couple of songs at both the 9am service
and the 11am service (as long as we don't burst into flames
upon entering the building). It's a new adventure for
us so we're very excited! On the 23rd, we'll be playing
in a different garden, the Heathcote
Botanical Gardens, that is. We'll be helping
them celebrate the 21st Annual Garden Festival, one of
the largest Fall garden exhibits on the Treasure Coast!
It goes on from 9-4 with a $6 admission at the gate. We
also have a few shows lined up at our home venues like
Street Cafe, our new Brevard venue The
Cove, and a show at Tradition
in Port St. Lucie. For details on all of our November
performances, stop by our Tour
A quick reminder, don't forget to send us your pics. If
you have pictures of a live Sleepin' Dogz show, your pets
(anything from reptiles to canines to rocks!), your beautiful
selves, or just something you want to share...we want
it all! Just email it to me at email@example.com.
~Hot taters and tofurkey love~
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
October Poop Scoop
How I love the haunting winds of Fall, and October is
my favorite month of all! Candy and gourds and debates...oh
I have a lot of stuff I want to tell you about for this
month so I'll get right to it. First of all, we are so
excited to find that we have been nominated for a few
awards for the 8th Annual Songwriters Showcase of America!
I am so tickled to see I'm up for best songwriter of the
year, Leo for best musician of the year, and the Sleepin'
Dogz for best act of the year! Can you believe it?! OK...so
your mission...should you chose to accept it...is to help
us actually win by casting your votes at the SSA
Website. In order to place your vote you may have
to enable your cookies on your browser by following the
steps they've outlined on their site. After you're done
you can reset your cookies to your original setting. I
know it's a bit of a hassle, but you'll be helping us
out a bunch!
In addition to our favorite home based venues this month,
we have a few special shows we'd like to tell you about.
We kick off the month with a gig that seems taylor made
Hour at Tradition. This is a doggie social where folks
and their furry friends come together to shake hands and
sniff butts...a perfect venue for the Sleepin' Dogz! We
dig any gig where we can bring our Melody. They'll be
doing an early Halloween celebration with a pet-parade-costume
contest. There will be prizes and many pet related vendors.
It all takes place Thurs, Oct 2nd, at Tradition Square
in Port St. Lucie, FL. from 6-8 pm. For more info call
Then on Friday the 3rd, we hit the road for a quick jaunt
to Tallahassee to share the night with our best musical
buds the Sarah
Mac Band at The
Warehouse. Doors open at 8:30, show starts at 9:00.
Tickets are $7.00 at the door. We're such fans, we can
On Friday the 24th, we'll be performing a couple of searing
sets at the Vero
Beach Downtown Friday Fest . We'll be sharing the
night with the blues based rock band the John
Quinlivan Band . The party is held on 14th Avenue
between 20th and 21st Streets in historic downtown Vero
Beach from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. We'll be performing in front
of the fountain starting around 6:15pm. I think the last
time we played there, I was in my old band Elegant Mess
and Leo was in Smoking Man! Anyone been around long enough
to remember those days!? So needless to say, we're excited
to return to the Downtown Friday Fest stage.
Thurs the 29th head back to Orlando as we make our debut
Peacock Room. Joining us will be O-towns own Preacher
Rock (great name), and Jonathan
Silva. There's no cover and the show starts at 10:30
Finally, October 30th brings us back home as we perform
at the first ever "A Day of Unity" women's gathering.
This is a fundraiser at the Vero Beach Community Center
benefitting SWAN (Sheroes Women Association Network).
SWAN is a non-profit organization that provides social
services to women who have been victims of domestic violence.
The event will feature live music, food, guest speakers,
and a raffle. Our favorite Sebastian duo Hair
Peace will also be there laying our their tasty jams.
For more information call 772-581-9688.
We'll also be performing shows at our home based venues
such as Waldo's,
Street Cafe, and Ft.
Pierce Farmer's Market. For details on all our upcoming
shows, be sure to check out our Tour
~Tricks and Treats~
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive. "
~ Dalai Lama
September Poop Scoop
So here we are slap in the middle of hurricane season
and I think Posiden is taking a little pent up frustration
out on us! Maybe he sat on his trident?! Nothin' a little
sweet lovin' from Aphrodite couldn't fix. :)
So Leo and I are preparing to have some new promo photos
done but we've been feeling a little...um...portly. We
decided to give the "Cabbage Soup Diet" a try.
I figured, "Why not? What do I have to lose besides
my plumping posterior?" Besides, Leo's Irish! If
a meal has either potatoes, cabbage, or beer... it's a
winner. It's worked pretty well so far however, there
is one draw back...let's just say... we've been stepping
on a lot of ducks and our house has been overrun with
barking spiders! This isn't the worst diet we've attempted
though. The WORST diet EVER is known as the "Lemonade
Diet" or as Leo and I affectionately call it...the
"Poop Your Pants Diet". Oh yes folks, it's THAT
bad. Let's just hope we never have to go down that road
again. We look forward to another photo shoot! We had
a blast with Melody at our last one. She's such a superstar!
Our schedule this month begins with a maiden voyage to
Brewing on Friday, Sept 5th. We don't often
get opportunities to perform in Orlando. So for all you
O-Town peeps, this is your chance to come out and show
some love to the Dogz! I'd like to take this opportunity
to plug an upcoming show of one of our dear friends and
fellow songwriter, Lorna
Bracewell. Leo and I first met Lorna over
a year ago. We are constantly baffled at the talent level
and depth of writing for someone so young. Regarding her
voice someone was once quoted as saying, "She sounds
like an angel that swallowed Bob Seger" and I pretty
much think they nailed it on the HEAD! So if you're in
the PSL area on the 17th, you simply MUST check her out
at Les Beans.
A special thanks to those of you who have sent in pictures
of your critters for us to proudly display on our Dogz
Dogs page! Keep 'em coming!
The rest of the month we will be hanging at the homestead
performing shows at our favorite venues such as Osceola
Street Cafe, The
Moorings Club, and of course, Waldo's.
Until Posiden has relaxed a bit, we don't want to travel
too far from home base. Gotta batten down the hatches
and all. Be sure to check out our Tour
Dates page for details on all of our shows.
"No matter what language we speak, what color
we are, the form of our politics or the expression of
our love and our faith,
music proves: We are the same."
~ John Denver
August Poop Scoop
August already...can you believe it? Next thing you know
we'll be relentlessly pummeled with Mariah Carey's melismatic
voice singing "All I Want For Christmas Is You"
in every grocery store and mall in America! Where is this
year going? I'm having trouble keeping track! Well...we
had some adventures over the past week or two. Some of
it being awesome... like spending time with our best buddies
Rachel and Chris at a beautiful lodge in Virginia where
Leo had...get this...his very FIRST smore...like ever,
I mean like...in his whole LIFE!! We've posted some pictures
of it on our site. It was quite a site to behold! We also
had a chance to play "Guitar Hero" for the first
time. Let's just say, I'm glad I don't have it at home!
Why? Let's just flash to a month from now...picture our
pasty, sunken-eyed faces, racked with delirium from sleep
deprivation and hunger because can't figure out a way
to feed ourselves without releasing our death grip on
those little plastic guitars. Yea...it wouln't be pretty.
Definitely an addictive game! Some adventures being not-so-awesome...like
my root canal...sorry...no pics of THAT on our site! Ewwwww!
But all in all, we're focused, feeling dandy and ready
to tackle another month.
We'll be pretty much sticking to the East Coast this month
with shows at some of our favorite home based venues such
Moorings Club and Osceola
Street Cafe. We will also be performing a few sets
at the Stuart
Green Market for the first time. We know we usually
have a blast at the Ft. Pierce Market, so we're excited
to check out Stuart's!
We're working on booking some dates with our BFFB (best
friends forever band as dubbed by Sarah herself) the The
Sarah Mac Band. We're thinking some time in the fall.
We love them and can't wait to share the stage with them
again! We'll keep you posted.
Just a reminder, don't forget to send us pictures of your
pets for our Dogz
Dogs section of our website. It was initially ment
for just dogs, however, it's evolved into displaying pets
of aaaaallll kinds. It started when I felt guitly about
having our pup Melody on there and not our beautiful cat
Pig Pen. Now we feature everything from Melvin the potbellied
piggy, to Smitty the fridge dwelling kitty, to doe-eyed
alpacas, and leapin' lizards. So if you have a critter
you would like displayed on the coveted Sleepin' Dogz
site, just email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the
mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
July Poop Scoop
July, with her juicy
sky…every afternoon, she has a good cry! Anyone
else diggin’ on the daily showers? The rain that
is…although, you should certainly dig on a daily
shower, too. I mean, you don’t want to be all stinky!
Unless that’s your thing…in which case…hey,
who am I to judge? (*sniff, sniff*…phew!)
So…are we feeling independent this month? Well
then, let’s celebrate! On Thursday, July 3rd, Leo
and I will be gearing up for the holiday weekend as we
rock out on one of our favorite watering holes, Waldo's
in Vero Beach. Then we will be heading up to Eustis, an
adorable little town just North West of Orlando, for their
of July Celebration. It
will be held in the Historic Downtown area & Ferran
Park, 6-10pm. There will be fireworks at sundown, a parade
at 7:30pm, 3 stages of music, kids stuff, food, beer,
wine, & it’s all FREE! Woohooo!! We’ll
be doing a few sets starting at 6pm on the “Alexander”
On the 11th , we’ll be hittin’ the deck at
The Cove in Satellite Beach. Then
on the 12th and again on the 18th, we return to our Stuart
Street Cafe, for a few sets of reaaaally
laid back (I’m talkin’ lowww key) versions
of our tunes. We absolutely LOVE Lauren, Amy, Marilyn
and the rest of the crew at Osceola. They are so freakin’
nice and the food there ROCKS!
Next we do an early morning show at the Ft.
Pierce Farmer's Market on July 19th (my mom’s
birthday). Music begins around 9am…that’s
right A.M…and goes till around noon. For those of
you who have yet to come out to the Market let me just
say you’re really missing out. Ok…I know what
you’re thinking, “The Ft. Pierce WHAT?”
But it is soooo cool….that’s right…I
said it! I mean, picture this…you’re casually
strolling along the beautiful Indian River, the sun is
sparkling off the water as it gently laps against the
seawall. You’re munching on an orgasmically delicious
danish from Joe
at Mr. Bread's Artisan Bakery and perusing
the fresh, locally grown veggies of Sal
& Holly at Varri Green Farm. All while listening
to your favorite duo (ummm…that would hopefully
be us) perform their hearts out!
We finish up the month with a double header on the 26th
as we party by the pool at
Waldo's in Vero Beach at 1pm and
then high-tail it to Satellite Beach as we return to The
Cove at 6pm ish. I say ‘ish’
because we may run into some delays heading up there.
But who am I kidding? Pretty much all of our gigs are
on an ‘ish’ basis. Anyone who know us knows
that we’re a bit…let’s just say…punctually
Other news, we now have two color choices for the tanks.
Now you have your choice of pretty pink, and yummy yellow.
FYI, if you order them at our website,
please keep in mind that the spaghetti tanks run very
small. So if you usually wear a med, I’d order a
large or even an XL if you like your shirts loose. Conversely,
the regular style t-shirts run a little big…just
to make it more complicated…so if you usually wear
a large, I’d order a med. I know…big pain
in the rump…but they are really awesome shirts…totally
worth the confusion!
So that wraps up the month of July. Please celebrate
safely! Don’t forget to stop by our 'Tour
Dates' page for changes and updates in our
Ooooos and Aaaaahhhhs,
"If everyone demanded peace instead of another
television set, then there'd be peace."
~ John Lennon
June Poop Scoop
June…in Florida…whew! I walked out our front door today
and literally almost burst into flames! Nothing quite
like spontaneously combusting to start off your day. It's
been mighty pretty, though. Leo and I spent last Sunday
on an awesome boat with our bestest fwenz Chris and Rachel.
Yeah…we were living like the rock stars we wanna be… sipping
on ice-cold beer, tooling around the beautiful Indian
River. Apparently I didn't wear enough sunscreen. I, in
turn, developed a very intimate relationship with a can
of solarcaine. Definitely worth it!
Ok…. enough about my shiny, red patooty…let's get to some
June news. First off…what do you guys think of our beautiful
new website?! Isn't it fabulous?! We love it. Once again
I've gotta give a shout out to Chrissy at www.bringthebling.com
for everything she did to create the site we've always
wanted. Here's something we're doing for a little fun.
In our “Photos” page there's
a section called Dogz Dogs. This is where we would love
to display all our fan's doggie pics. So if you have a
portrait of your precious pooch, email it our way via
This month we're gonna to be on Florida's West Coast…A LOT. We kick things off on Thurs the 5 th as we make our maiden voyage to Clearwater's Palm Pavilion . It's a cool little place located directly on Clearwater Beach. Next it's back to Channelside in Tampa when we return to the swingin' Stump's Supperclub on Friday the 6 th and then rip it up at the Channelside Courtyard Sat the 7 th . Then it's a barrage of Green Iguana shows. Sunday it's back to Green Iguana's Veteran's location for a chilled out afternoon jam. Thursday the 12 th we get down to the nitty gritty in Ybor City.
Friday the 13 th (oooOOOooowoogie boogie) we try our luck at our first appearance at the North Westshore Location . Sunday the 15 th it's a double header when we have the joy of being one of the many musical acts to perform at Amore's Restaurant in Venice, Fl. for the 2 nd annual Stir The Soul Reunion Show . We wrap up our West Coast whirlwind later that night at the Green Iguana in St. Pete !
Finally, we return to the East Coast to get in on some much needed home time. We'll be at the Ft. Pierce Farmer's Market , Cobb's Landing, and our beloved Osceola Street Café in Stuart.
Be sure to check out our Tour Dates page for all the juicy little details of the entire June Schedule.
~Sunshine and Glee~
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
- Jimi Hendrix
May Poop Scoop
Me-Oh-My it's MMMMMMay! Lots of things blooming and growing…like my butt! Funny, I don't remember it being this size when I put on my bathing suit this time last year. I guess Leo and I are going to have to add a few more miles to our daily run! Speaking about my butt…how about those gas prices?! It's easy to get freaked out about how expensive it's gotten (gas…not my butt). I've decided to try and work on quieting the panic welling up within myself by meditating. It's pretty cool actually. I think all of us should take a moment in the day to step outside, close your eyes, listen to the wind rustling through the trees and focus on a little inner peace. Let's all try it now together… oooohhhhmmmmm, ooohhhhhmmmm, oooooohhhhhmmmm... ahhhhh that's better.
You know what else makes me feel better? Listening to great music. Let me just say if you haven't check out the Sarah Mac Band yet, you are missing out! We had such an amazing time in Tallahassee when we had the privilege of opening for the SMB at their CD release show. Their latest project, “Awakening” is brilliant! You don't have to take our word for it, check out the April addition of the National music magazine “Paste ”. How cool is that!?? We love them and wish them much success.
Oh ya, we had our picture on the front page of the Press Journal Lifestyle section for the Hibiscus Festival in Vero Beach. We'll it's a pic of the back of my head (my best side) and Leo's guitar-shredding hand, but we thought it was pretty cool. It was a great time!
Ok, so this month we should be launching our new and gorgeous website! Yaaaayyyy!! You'll be able to check out our schedule, news, pics, and buy our CD's, Digital Downloads, and our beautiful new T-shirts. It's been built by the talented Chrissy Trujillo at www.bringthebling.com. She does excellent work and I can't say enough great things about her. If you or someone you know needs a site, Chrissy is your girl!
The first weekend of the month, we are making our way back to Florida's West Coast as we take on Tampa once again. Leo is going to sell one of his kidneys to pay for the fuel…isn't that sweet? (breathe….ooohhhmmm…it's ok…) May 1 st and 2 nd , we'll be taking on Ybor City. Thursday we hit Green Iguana for a late show. Friday, we will be the Featured Artists at Tre Amici @ the Bunker. Saturday, it's a swingin' time at Stumps Supper Club in the Shoppes at Channelside. Sunday we'll be wrapping up a great weekend by doing an afternoon show at Green Iguana on Anderson Rd.
Then it's back home to the East Coast for the rest of the month. We have several shows at our favorite Vero venue, Waldo's …wooohooo! We'll also be making our way to Stuart for some laid back, mmmmellow shows at the Osceola Street Café. We'll also be traveling to Satellite Beach as we make a couple of return visits to The Cove. We had a blast last time we were there.
So that's May in a nutshell. Be sure to check out our “Tour Dates” page for show details and updates. Don't forget, if you want the Sleepin' Dogz to come to your town, please email me at email@example.com with the venue info. We will do our damnedest to make it happen!
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein
March 2008 Poop Scoop:
Is it really March already? Wow! I've barely had time to forget about my New Year's
resolutions! We're working on finishing up our DVD which will be available to you very soon! We've had to put our latest CD "Plenty of Sky" on hold temporarily. But don't worry, it'll happen. We've decided as a special little treat to record a couple of the tracks from the newest CD in an intimate, all acoustic form and put them on the DVD. See? We really do love you guys!
We'll be returning to our beloved Florida's West Coast once again this month with shows lined up from the 6th thru the 9th. We'll be making our first appearance at two of the venues, The Green Iguana Westshore location on the 6th, and The Green Iguana in St. Pete on the 7th. We'll be returning to the groovy Stump's Supper Club on the 8th, and finishing up our Tampa trip at the Green Iguana on Anderson on the 9th. What can we say? We have a thing for lizards! :)
On The 21st we'll be performing for the first time at The Cove in Satellite Beach, Fl. I hear it's a very cool atmosphere out on the deck, so we're really looking forward to the jam. Tell all of your beautiful, Brevard buddies!
On the 29th, the Dogz will be making our first trip to Tally for the 2008 Springtime Tallahassee Festival ! It's one of the largest festivals in the Southeast and is voted one of the top 20 Events in Florida. The festival inlcudes a Parade with over 70,000 participants, Jubilee in the Park featuring hand crafted items, a Children's Park, four local entertainment stages, and national entertainment acts. The festival brings over 200,000 visitors to the Tallahassee area. We can't WAIT to expose ourselves to 200,000 people! Oh...wait...uh...expose our MUSIC that is! You know what I mean. We'll be returning to Tally next month to perform as the opening act for the oh-so-sexy Sarah Mac Band for they're huge CD release show. We are soooo flattered that they asked us to be a part of this awesome night! Details to come.
Don't forget, we are always looking for new places to lay out some Dogz jams! If you would like us to come to your town, please let us know. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the venue info, and we'll make it happen. We sho' do love you!
To check out the details of all our March shows please visit our " Tour Dates" page.