Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Two "Note"able Gigs

David Archuleta

When I am called to play a recording session, seldom do I know beforehand what the project will be. I just show up to the appointed place about 20 minutes before the appointed time.

This session was a fun surprise -- David Archuleta, runner-up in the seventh season of American Idol, was making a new album. He will not be around when it is released sometime this summer; he accepted a mission call for the LDS church and left the day after our session. He will be serving in Chile for the next two years.

I grabbed these shots with my iPhone while he wasn't looking. :o)

But I couldn't get a shot of him in action -- while he was singing, I was busy playing; so I stole this one from Kurt Bestor's Facebook page.

What a great example of testimony and devotion! David is bound to be a very successful missionary. His new album is something to look forward to.  Please watch for its release.

Jackie Evancho

I was called to play a concert at the Maverick Center for the very young, Jackie Evancho, runner up in the fifth season of America's Got Talent. Just shy of twelve years old, she has a very mature and power-house voice!
She's an adorable little thing. Her audience was enthralled!
I can't help but wonder what her future has in store for her.