Wow. Just Wow!
Uptown Church did a live Christmas Nativity scene complete with costumes, live music, hay, sweet candle-like lights, even treats! It was a cold Chicago night but they warmed up one Wilson Abbey entrance, the sidewalk and whole street. SO cool and a lot of folks stopped to enjoy, take pics and such.
The other WA doors opened to Everybody’s Coffee as part of Uptown Chicago’s annual Winter Walk night- and hosted a beautiful, smiling set from The Crossing (our amazing trad. Celtic band) followed by my solo set comprised of Christmas songs, some of my own holiday tunes, bit of blues and even a fresh blues-harp based song for the season called “Nine-Six” which Grrr will release shortly.
My sweet friends Wade and Mary Jane came and gifted me with 30 (Thirty!) cigar boxes to make guitars out of! Yep… WOW. SO kind of them. And two other friends came with ’em, just really cool folks.
Next, after chatting w. folks and thanking the EC staff for their excellent coffee and kindness, I put my gear away and buzzed across the street to Grrr Records artist Leper’s new cd release party. Packed house, great live interview (Ed chatting with skot from Leper) and off the charts food as well. [My Wendi’s chili was flat-out superb.] Kudos to the entire Grrr Records staff and friends who curated, decorated, cooked and supported this talented band I’m proud to be a label-mate with.
I’m just *so* grateful for family and friends that have made this day special.
Wishing God’s grace to YOU in this season!
As always, thanks for stopping by. -Glenn