Valparaiso, IN
Open Mic Feature $2.50 play/$3.50 watch
Front Porch Music
505 E. Lincolnway
Thu 06/06/13
7:30 PM 

A little preview of the new, improved act before the next full CD release show. I’ll play for half an hour then MC everyone else.

South Bend, IN
Variety Lineup Free
Kroc Corps Community Center
900 West Western Ave
Sat 05/25/13
3:15 PM 

I had a great time learning about performing for a T.V. shoot. I didn’t make the top 5 but got great reviews, made the crew laugh with my sound check song, made some new friends and fans and may appear in “honorable mention” footage at some point.

Gurnee, IL
Park Admission
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America
Fri 05/24/13
12:30 PM Half hour sets at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 4:00, and 5:00 

The kids were especially tickled by my “Friday” and “Call Me Maybe” covers, and there was plenty of evidence I need to get the Pirate Ninja Zombie album out soon. I performed field surgery to fix a note that started sticking at the very end of the 2:30 set in time for the 4:00 set without having to resort to my “backup accordion.” And the new wireless mic setup worked wonderfully.

Chicago, IL
WXRT Local Anesthetic
Sun 05/12/13
“Rebecca’s Reindeer-Snowflake Christmas Socks” played 

If you missed it (or even if you didn’t) you can download the whole show!

Publicity Photo Shoot

My good friend and accomplished photographer John Lodder helped capture the feel of the updated act.

Valparaiso, IN
WVLP-LP
Fri 05/03/13
Live variety benefit program with infamous accordion breakdown and a capella version of “Eclipsed By Your Behind”