September 14, 2022
Hey, friends, it’s been sooooo long since I’ve posted on this blog. Time has been steadily passing through two years of pandemic and political upheaval, and honestly, sitting in my room practicing my guitar has dulled the pain and soothed my soul, even as my skills and repertoire have been both expanded and sharpened. All in all, I think I’m better because of it.
So, I’ve been looking forward to getting back out, and indeed that’s just what I’m doing. First, for those of you who know my personal story and my liver transplant journey, all is well. In fact, I’ve just received the new updated Covid vaccine at my hepatologist’s recommendation, and have a good backup plan in place in case I should contract it. In certain situations, a mask has been part of my life since my transplant (well before the pandemic), and continues to be at times, but I’m starting to venture out a bit more.
With that, if you’re local, I hope to see you in person in the not-too-distant future. I’m working hard to keep my gigs current on my website (www.brotherdanpalmer.com), plus you can connect with all of my social media there, too. I’m working to get my weekly livestream to post directly on my website, and I’m trying to make my website “BroDan Central,” so to speak. So, please subscribe over there. With that, let’s get on to the news …
Yes, I’m still streaming every Monday on Facebook, and if you haven’t stopped by there lately, you really should. The Bank Saloon in Carson City is where I broadcast from. If you’re local, come down in person and enjoy free munchies from show sponsor Mangia Tutto. We start playing music and warming up at 4:30pm. If you can’t make it down in person, you’ll find me, along with a different musical guest, every Monday starting at 5:00pm Pacific on my Facebook page: Brother Dan Palmer If you drop by, make sure to say hi in the chat, as I give shout outs throughout the show, and the chatroom can be fun!
I’ve been quietly playing at the Grand Lodge Casino at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, NV since April. I’ve been quiet about it because it’s a unique situation. There’s virtually no seating for non-gamblers. I’m right on the casino floor, and I do turn it up pretty loud so it can be heard at the bar, but at times I miss the intimacy of small clubs. At the same time it’s been great to have a regular, weekly gig. Those are not as common as they once were.
Today, I’m starting to promote it a bit more. Why? Because as of today, I’ve confirmed a six-month Saturday night musical residency at the Grand Lodge. You’ll be able to find me there on most Saturday nights (not October 8 or December 31), from now until May 31, 2023!! So, consider this your invitation to come hang out sometime. **In case you don’t know, I graduated from Incline High School, so this gig feels like a homecoming to me.
I have one special show coming up in a couple of weeks, when I join with my friends Phil Prunier and Jeff Laakso for the debut of the trio “Sure Thing.” We play on Friday, September 30, on the patio at the Bank Saloon, from 7:00-10:00pm. These two guys are long-time friends and are both passionate, highly skilled musicians. We all perform regularly, sometimes together, but have never played together in a public venue (only private parties). If you know me, you know it’s not a highly rehearsed act. No, these cats are fluent in many different musical dialects, and seem to inspire each other to ever increasing musical greatness. I hope you’ll come get lost in the music with us. It’s a really fun time.
Finally, having a steady schedule is allowing me to make plans to do some recording. I have a solid start to a full-length CD project, and will begin recording some of the new tunes even during that process. Stay tuned for more updates, hopefully in the not-too-distant future …
Thanks for reading this far. Drop me a note if you’re so inclined, I try to respond to all my messages, and thanks for sharing my music with your friends.
I wish you peace.