Happy New Year

January, 2015

Oh. Hey. I was just cuddling with 2014 and pillow talking about all that has transpired. We're sweaty and depleted but far from satiated. Let's cue the cascading harps that would ideally accompany a hazy dream sequence and re-play some of the hot, poly-amorous action from all the musical endeavors of the year. Was it good for you? It was good for me. Here's why. Ooh. Hey now. That tickles. 

((((dramatic descending harp sounds))))

*With High Beamz, there was northwest tour and later shared the stage with Garaj Mahal alums Eric Levy and Kai Eckhardt, opening up for members of String Cheese Incident at The Independent in San Francisco.

*A concept video with Fish Eye Films for 'Baby Soon'.

*Began teaching at OpenVoice Studios in Noe Valley. 

*Performed at almost 40 weddings, corporate events, and local showcases. Got to sing in some absolutely stunning settings in Carmel Valley,  all over wine country, and all the way down to Big Sur with Lucky Devils Band and Suite Love Express. 

*Played a  handful of variety/comedy shows in the city. A few people laughed at me. They were supposed to. At least I think those were laughs. That or I provided an ideal musical sound-bed for people to clear their throats to. It's a niche market. 

* Played a KC Turner Presents house concert opening for Danielle Ate the Sandwich where she and I shared our disdain for Train and love of 80's sitcoms.

*continued to bark out the southern-rock blues with Freestone Peaches with an ever-changing lineup and some incredibly solid performances. 

The biggest highlight had to have been meeting/working with some incredible musicians this year and performing for thousands of people. Whether or not any of them were actually listening doesn't really concern me because I continue to have a great time doing it. Thank you musicians and music appreciators. Good to know in this crazy ADD button-pushing, hyper-critical, cruel and selfish world, that you're still out there. Let's do more of all that real soon. Not the cruel and selfish stuffs, I'm talking about the music stuffs, just to clarify.

((((sound of harp falling down a spiral staircase))))

Oooh. That also tickles. Stop it, 2014! That's it. We're through. It's not me, it's you. With that in mind, here's what's on the slab for January 2015:

*W/ High Beamz:
Thursday, January 15th @ Torch Club, Sacramento (21+)
Friday, January 23rd @ Boom Boom Room, San Francisco (21+)(opening for Heavy Pets)

*Musicomedy: Amnesia (Headlining) (21+)
Tuesday, January 20th: 7pm

*Hopmonk Novato (solo acoustic in the beer garden)
FREE/All ages:
Sunday, January 4th: 5-8pm
Sunday, January 11th: 5-8pm
Saturday, January 17th: 1-4pm
Saturday, January 24th 5-8pm

*Lucky Devils Band Showcase (FREE and open to the public, 21+)
@ Neck of the Woods, San Francisco 8-9pm

Hope to see your face at a show soon. Hopefully that face is still connected to your body. Otherwise that would mean you've been seriously injured or I'm hallucinating. Or you're hallucinating and I'm about to be seriously injured. I'm not hoping for any of that. 

Merry New Year!

((((gong noise))))

Jefferson Bergey