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  • Writer's pictureThe Mick Schafer Band

December 2020 Wrapup

“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.”

– Pablo CasalsThe Year is Coming to an End and What a Year!

"No matter what your money buys, it's in the arms of love that true treasure lies" Hal Ketchum.

The amazing garage once again allows for some safe musical joy. Mick is jamming with Kevin Schultz from the Rustbelt band.

The 12/4 Propane Session was invaded by some Christmas Spirit especially channeled by Kevin (Rustbelt Band) Schultz's keyboards.

Reaching back to 2019 to savor the question, when you coming back? Are we seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccines? Why yes we are!

Getting ready for an outdoor, socially distanced, masked and small (extended family bubble) Christmas celebration. This tune is bringing up lots of emotion. (Mick was raised Catholic but is no longer active in that religion) The band picture that runs at the end of this video is taken by Kathy Rankin and was shot at the 2018 Cascade Blues Association Christmas party. Musicians are: JT Thomas, electric guitar, Tom Esch on fiddle, John Moore on drums and, with his Santa hat, the amazing bass player, Timmer Blakely.

“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.”

– Pablo Casals

Mick and Kevin Schultz are getting ready for a drive in Christmas show next week and Silent Night started getting funky.

Peanuts makes the setlist for the outdoor Xmas event. Another blissful Propane Session with the addition of Bill Cruz, his fiddle and his wonderful energy.

A little #wednesdaywisdom “Music has the power to heal, transform and inspire and we have the power through deep listening to increase our intuition and self awareness.”

– Andre Feriante, Award Winning Guitarist

Wishing the Highest, Holiest, Deepest and Sweetest to everyone recovering from 2020.

For #musicmonday, this video celebrates the recording of "Rich Boy" at Falcon Recording Studio in Portland Oregon in 2017. The session was organized and managed by Timmer Blakely who also played bass. Jason JT Thomas was on one electric guitar and Ken "Willie" Scandlyn was on the other with his sweet slide. John Moore was on drums and Tom Esch was on fiddle. Sound engineering was handled by Dennis Carter. Most of the pics were shot by Andree Pothier.

A little #wednesdaywisdom and some fun old photos, "Music expresses that which can not be said and which is impossible to be silent." Victor Hugo

2020 has been a tough year and we're offering condolences to anyone that lost somebody. Also there is gratitude for the support we received from voice coach Thomas Blaylock, media maven Deborah Newman Petite Taway Inc and my love Cindy Happel including all her sisters and husbands from this neighborhood.


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