From David Nigel Lloyd
On January 3rd (this Saturday) at 7:00PM, I'll be providing the ballads portion of a double bill evening of BALLADS AND BLUES at the Coffee Gallery Backstage (2029 N. Lake, Altadena).
I'll play for about an hour.
Pasadena blues heroes, The Crown City Band, will finish the evening.
Admission: $15.00 [CGB is an intimate listening room. They recommend reservations be made: 626/398.7917.
For directions etc: http://www.coffeegallery.com/
I hope you can come. I look forward to seeing you.
A LOOK BACK AT 2008:
What a year! Personally, no greater event than the death of my father —Gerry Lloyd— comes to mind. Also, I should say I have been battling severe depression these last few years and through meds and music, I have been free from these awful debilitating episodes for 18 months. But this last autumn has been a test for us all, has it not? My family and I are OK, however, and things look good for 2009 even though the arts are not the most stable career sector.
On May 21st, the day (ironically enough) after my father died, I released my fifth album, Rivers, Kings and Curses. Reactions have been very encouraging. Celtic Connections, a radio show that broadcasts out of the University of Southern Illinois on over 150 US stations has named it one of 2008’s top 15 Celtic CDs. If you go to http://www.celticconnectionsradio.org/ you can find a playlist of the Best-Of show and links to stations who be playing the show this week.