|We were all smiles when Penny joined the band. Oso Family gig somewhere in northern California, 1973. L - R: Marty Obin, Penny Hanna, Carl Creeger|
As we get older, we seem to get better at reminiscing, or at least we spend more time dong it. That would explain why lately, every year when October rolls around, Slim enjoys crafting a new love song for Penny's birthday and more often than not, these tunes tend to be looking back at how we ended up sharing this life together.
An ongoing studio project finds us recording these tunes and as of today, we have five of them up on the site for your listening entertainment. As usual, the tunes feature Penny on bass (except for the one where she plays clarinet) and Slim on guitar and chromatic harmonica, but now he's added lap and pedal steel guitars to the mix (and vocals).
You can hear or download these new tunes here (see "The Birthday Sessions" player).
Other StuffLife goes on even in the strangest of times...
Penny's been busy doing classical gigs as well as playing alto sax with the Cabrillo College Jazz Ensemble (see upcoming gigs) and directing the choir at the local Stroke Center.
Slim continues to write code at his day gig and focus on music the rest of the time (which currently involves a lot of quality time with his new Williams U12 pedal steel guitar).
In these respects, life is good!
To all our friends: Be well, enjoy life, and stay active.
- Penny & Slim, February 2018