I’ve had the privilege in the past few months to play out a little more.
The first is to play keys for Caleb Jude Green. It’s been a fun re-exploration in learning new styles and ridiculous cover songs, such as Vulfpeck’s “1612”, and Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors”.
Caleb is the worship pastor at my church campus, but also is a well-known local singer/songwriter. He has a very interesting, kind of old-school vibe. Check out his music here.
I’ve been able to play just a few gigs with him lately (one coffee shop, and one for Lubbock’s 4th on Broadway celebration) , but I’m hoping we are able to do more. It stretches me musically, and I really enjoy his style. It’s unique, positive and fun.
I’ve also been privileged to help lead worship with the Trae Sweatt Band again. He doesn’t get to play out much either, and it’s been too long. We play a lot of the modern worship songs, and use track support, but I always try to go the extra mile to play as much of the synth/keys tracks as I can. It becomes a fun juggle to program everything I need for any one song onto my keyboard rig.
I also get to break out the keytar.
That’s always a good day.