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Monday, November 24, 2008

yay--it went well!!!

    The benefit concert went great tonight.  I had a voice (thank you for your prayers!), it wasn't at its best, I suppose, but I am not about to get all overly critical on myself.  I sounded a little more like the raspy vocal stylings of Pink than normal, but oh well. The show was actually great fun, and dear Drew did just about everything but play the kazoo on stage.  


    Seriously, poor guy travels all the way up here and he instantly gets put to work.  He learned all 10 of Clyde's songs--not to mention some of the songs that he didn't know of mine.  He was great; it was so wonderful to be on stage with him. It makes a big difference, just having him nearby as I sing and play--especially when he lends his musical abilities to the mix.  

   Clyde sounded awesome, too.  You wouldn't have known that his band (Drew on bass, Rick on drums, and Clyde--as well as Colt and myself singing some background vocals) only rehearsed for the first time last night. Seriously, they rocked it.  

  And again, the music was for a good cause--people are going to be blessed and helped by the proceeds--so that's that.  

   And on a more personal note, there is nothing like performing music that comes from within.  It's a high unlike any other; a gutsy transparency that, once revealed, leaves you wondering how you could live without sharing your soul like that.  Without telling your story in melody, syntax, and chords.  It's truly amazing and I am changed because of it.

  Also, I really enjoy supporting somebody else's gig.  Like I already said, I did some BG vocals for Clyde's set, as well as played keys for one of his songs.  It is so fun to be a little left of the spotlight as well.  Not nearly as much of the pressure, but a ton of enjoyment in being a part of the band. 

   Anyway, tonight was amazing.  

  My voice hurts, as do my feet (heels, stupid, heels...).  I am so glad it's over and if my voice isn't very strong to play Kristine Urich tomorrow, well no big deal.  I don't know if you've heard, but she can't sing so well, anyway.    

10 comments:

kathiek said...

I am so glad it went well, Jess, praise God! (And that Drew is with you in Canada...and on stage!) It is a good thing your character CAN'T sing!
Maybe Drew will appreciate your raspy voice! I am not saying John wants me to be sick, when I am, but he likes the throaty effect it has on my voice...

Hank Baskett said...

lol, kathie! and thanks for sharing in my gladness over the benefit's success;-)

Hank Baskett said...

oops-that was jess; I am on drew's computer...

Mom said...

Oh, so HAPPY that all went well. Pop & I got up early and Pop made me read the whole blog to him immediately! I'm always glad too when things go well for a good cause. I think it's so good to use your talents to help others.

BTW, I know Drew but who is Hank Baskett?

Hey do you know what you want for Christmas or do you want to go shopping together?

Jessica Latshaw said...

Thanks, mom! Hank Baskett is one of Drew's favorite players on the Eagles;-)

Also, let me think about Christmas and let you know!

Pop said...

Yes...God came through for you!
Hey, when I first met Lynn, she, afflicted with a cold, had this deep raspy voice, which I thought was enormously sexy. But I can't say I dated her for her voice because when it got back to normal, I loved her still (sigh).
Raspy voices are cool though.

christine said...

Jess I'm so glad that it went well last night! I'm sure both you and Drew sounded great. That's so fun that you guys got to play together like that, as you know I would have loved to see it : )

Michele said...

Yay Jess! Rocking the world, one country at a time :)

erin said...

That's so great that you got to perform together... I'm glad everything went well. And I'm sure the raspiness was SWEET!

Jessica Latshaw said...

thanks, everyone--I appreciate all your encouragement so much!!!