I can hardly believe this is even true, after so many months of no gigs, but I’m gonna do a two-night stand at the Baked Potato in LA on July 16 and 17, with Beer For Dolphins. Two sets each night. Hours of music and memories for the discerning connoisseur. (Did I actually spell connoisseur right? Dang.)
BFD in this instance is the five-piece bakin’ @ the potato! model, with Joe Travers, Griff Peters, Rick Musallam and Bryan Beller. THAT tidy ensemble. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to play with these guys again, for actual people.
Gonna premiere a couple of tunes from the new solo album in the works, and I’ve worked out the set lists and have arranged for a nice variety of tunes from night to night for you, so if you decide to get tickets to all four sets, you will receive a sparkling variety. Actually hold on a sec and I’ll count them for you. One…two…three…(edit) well it looks like no less than THIRTY-THREE different tunes strewn over the four sets. That’s entertainment!
Here’s things to click which will take you to places where your tickets can be got:
July 16: thebakedpotato.com/events/mike-keneally-beer-for-dolphins-friday-july-16-2021/
July 17: thebakedpotato.com/events/mike-keneally-beer-for-dolphins-saturday-july-17-2021/
And don’t forget!
Important note for anyone coming to the BFD gigs July 16/17 – I’m not sure it says anything on the Baked Potato site about this, but in order to get in the venue you’ll need either proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of entry – please be aware. Thanks!
Yeah, The Zappa Band are going to play seventeen shows with King Crimson in the U.S. in a couple of months from now. Yes I wish we were playing outside the U.S. too! But I’m highly grateful for every gig we’re getting. I’m starting to feel severely excited to get out and do some playing. Some aspects of coming out of hiding are unnerving. But getting onstage and playing some music isn’t one of those things.
The Zappa Band consists of Scott Thunes, Ray White, Robert Martin, Joe Travers, Jamie Kime, and me.
The Crimson band is the same three-drummer, four-non-drummer lineup that’s been making glowingly beautiful music live for a few years now. A truly wonderful ensemble.
Together it’s going to be a really, really good night of music (yes I treated myself to two “really”s there).
My lords and ladies!
There are a number of performances coming in the near future featuring myself inserted within a varied array of musical disciplines!
First a gig in Slovenia with SUPERHAMMERS (Stu Hamm, Chad Wackerman and myself) at the Beer and Flowers Festival in Lasko (played this fest with Satriani last year, so much fun; excited for my first performance with this trio!)
Then a couple of weeks of German dates with Jaan Wessman and Schroeder (formerly known as Mike Keneally & Friends, this trio is now formally identifed as THE MIKE KENEALLY REPORT. Because it’s a much better! Schroeder thought of it!)
Then there’s a show in Brazil with Joe Satriani but I still don’t see it announced anywhere so I’m not announcing it either, really!
Then I’m doing two days at GUITAR WORKSHOP PLUS at Seattle University – a performance and a clinic. Deep music diving into a bunch of my songs and other things!
Then a short but sweet series of California dates with the Beer For Dolphins quartet (me, Rick Musallam, Bryan Beller and Joe Travers). So happy about these shows!
Then in September, three dates with Extreme Cream at the Iridium in NYC, and in October a couple of nights at Progtoberfest III with Beer For Dolphins and The Don & Bunk show —
So much happening! Here are details!