Mockingbird Musicians

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles at Tennessee Performing Arts Center – May 1-6

I'm very excited, because this week, my full time touring gig is parking itself in downtown Nashville and I get to play 8 shows in my home city!

(It also gives me a great excuse to record and post a Beatles song on my blog...)

As I've previously mentioned on this blog, this is my absolute dream gig. I'm a Beatle fanatic, and getting to perform with guys who sound just like them (eerily so, at times) is as close as I could come to ever getting to play with the Beatles themselves. More info about the shows this week can be found here.

I've been playing with Rain for almost two years now, and one of the questions that I'm most frequently asked is, "What is your favorite Beatles song?" Every Beatle fan knows this is an impossible question, but I kind of should be able to answer it. I usually just tell the asker whichever obscure one pops into my head, because they really ARE all my favorite. Still, if I absolutely had to pick a favorite, I guess it would be the one song that has ever directly benefitted me. "The Long and Winding Road," was the song I performed in a contest at a Beatles festival in 2009. Winning this contest sent me on an amazing trip to Liverpool, and allowed me to meet the other keyboardist from Rain who invited me to audition the following year. Entering that competition turned out to be one of the best things I ever did, and I'll always love this song for that reason. Hope to see you downtown at TPAC this week!