Sunday, December 20, 2009

Looking forward to 2010

The Resonators will put 2009 to bed with a couple of private parties coming up. Traditionally we perform in public at New Year's Eve, but this year we will be playing for a wedding party, so come catch us next at Padre's in Marfa on February 20th.

Looking back over this past year, a few notable things come to mind. First, in spite of a really tough economy, we managed to keep playing fairly steadily. That's saying something because when so many national institutions were on the brink, somehow many people felt it was still important enough to have live music. Second, we successfully played a high school prom, which was a pleasant surprise. I guess between playing a good show and having Manolo DJ the rest was just the right combination. And finally, we welcomed Alfredo Santana to the band as our new bassist. Alfredo is the kind of musician that any band would welcome: great player, terrific singer, and a real good guy.

So how will 2010 distinguish itself? Let me make a few predictions:
  • The band will have its best year ever (to date). We'll all be a year older and wiser-- emphasis on the wiser part.
  • Our song list will have several new additions.
  • A recording.
  • Our territory will expand to a 250 mile radius (Midland/Odessa, El Paso , southern New Mexico, and Chihuahua).
It's so easy to be a self-promoter and forecast a rosy scenario, but the way things are going, we will have no problem making this all a reality. The mood within the band is that we want to challenge ourselves and always look for ways to grow. Essentially, it boils down to desire, and you, the listener, will be the judge if this is merely hype, or if 2010 really will be something special.

Have a happy holiday and a great new year!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Resonators at Padre's in 2010

Although it may still be a couple of months away, we are excited to tell everyone that we will make our first appearance at Padre's in Marfa, Texas on February 20, 2010. Padre's is an establishment that books live music, and you can grab a bite to eat while you're there, too. Venues like Padre's and Railroad Blues are, without a doubt, THE places in far West Texas to showcase what you can do as a band. For our fans who will be joining us at Padre's, plan on partying 'til you drop. This could be one of our best shows ever. Thanks very much to David Beebe for giving us the opportunity to play at Padre's.

The Resonators will be practicing on Taro's back patio on Sunday at 1:00-3:00 PM, so stop by!

Nos vemos! Everyone take care!