Saturday, March 7, 2009

Great Success at The Diving Cat

Our show exceeded our greatest expectations! The Diving Cat is an extraordinarily spiritual, peaceful, creative space reflecting the beauty and brilliance of owner Markels. She is a truly gifted artist. This event was in honor of the one-year anniversary of her studio/gallery. On the large table at the back of the gallery where Markels holds her art classes, there was an inviting spread of veggies, guacamole, crab dip, chips, pretzels, cake, and the most delicious homemade cookies! (Yup, Markel's talents include the kitchen!) There was also a nice selection of beer and wine. Candles and incense filled the air with sweet, soul-affirming aromas.

The turn-out was high - over 100 people - and we received rave reviews! We were told we were the best live act to come to Phoenixville, a town known for its great musical talent both locally and nationally. That was an enormous compliment (even if the folks who said it were being paid off by my mom.) We played from 7-11PM, and added several songs we'd never rehearsed before since . Unfortunately, we didn't get any video of our performance, but we did get some pics. I've included a picture of one of the many diving cats in the store, a couple of pictures of Chuck and I, one of Markels, me and Chuck, and one of me. If you'd like to hear our music just click here or here. (Note the use of my stage name, Jamie Keys, on the site.) The evening was pure magic from beginning to end, and we were thrilled to be a part of it.

34 comments:

nsiyer said...

Awesome. I listened to the songs ie Rooftops, Rain Dance and Beautiful illusions, all of them awesome. Congrats! on the talent you have and I always consider people who have a passion for music and lost in it, are blessed. Great! once again.

valbrussell said...

Well Debbie, I have to tell you, I'm completely blown away and impressed. The songs are incredibly inspired and beautifully composed. You've got a Chrissie Hind quality to your vocals but at times your voice sounds airy and melodic. Of course, being a music lover, I listened to them all. I loved them all. Now I'm going to wander away and wonder how it is I am blessed so often to meet such talented and good people. HUGS :)

valbrussell said...

Please respell Hind as Hynde. I Know a girl here who spells her name Hind, hence my dumb as soap moment. ;)

DebraLSchubert said...

nsiyer, Thank you so much for listening and for the heartfelt compliments! You are right - music is a great blessing and having people like you listen to it and enjoy it are even greater blessings.

Val, You and I have to do lunch one of these days, girlfriend! Thank you SO much for listening to all the songs on our site. There are hundreds more where they came from, and we're actively trying to finish some up right now. I'll be sure to let you know when we upload more. Your kind words are humbling. Namaste.

Angie Ledbetter said...

So glad it went so wonderfully well! (LOVE the first pick with the crow sitting on Chuck's shoulder.) :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Oops, shoulda been "first PIC..."

DebraLSchubert said...

Angie, Isn't that cool? Markels is somewhat famous for her crow sculptures - there's even (at least) one in one of the big museums in Philly!

Laurie Lazar said...

I wish I could have been there. Do you have any tour dates scheduled for Boulder yet?

Keith said...

You guys look great, I hope you will do more shows in pville!

Keith H

Sorry I mised it.

DebraLSchubert said...

Laurie Beth, Boulder? Not sure. I'll have to check with our tour manager and get back to you.;-)

Keith, We missed you, buddy! I hope you're feeling better soon. Looking forward to a fun time on the 28th. Kisses, D.

Vegas Linda Lou said...

So cool! You and Chuck look great together!

DebraLSchubert said...

Linda, You're too kind. He looks great. I just try not to look like too much of an embarrassment.

Erich said...

Awesome sets you guys! I was like, omg, they know that?! So wish we could've been there.

WendyCinNYC said...

Wow, you guys look great! Next time we need a video!

DebraLSchubert said...

Erich, I wish you could have been there, too!!! You would have been up there with us making the music that much better. Will we see you in Asheville in June???

Wendy, Thanks! I promise we'll make sure we've got someone taping us the next time around.;-)

Lilly said...

Oh fabulous. So glad it went well and I think its so great you can share this with your husband too. Ooh I like your stage name! And love what you are wearing! I ma off to listen to the music now!

Lilly said...

Debbie you are seriously great. You have this wonderful clear voice. Really original. I will be listening to you today some more while I am working. You have a new fan in Australia!!! Imagine! You are a woman of many talents (as is your husband too). Don't think your Mom has to pay anyone off at all. Next I will be seeing your name on a book. Keep going! Still shaking my head at how great you are - the world is a wonderful place isn't it? Love the Beautiful Illusion oh and As you Fade as well and oh so many great ones!!! I am going to do a blog post soon about all the clever and talented people blogging - you will be on it without a doubt!

DebraLSchubert said...

Lilly, Thank you SO much!!! I greatly appreciate your listening to our music, and I'm so glad you like it. Getting compliments on our music is as wonderful as getting compliments on your kids - the type of kudos you never forget and mean the most. We're thrilled to have a fan in Australia! (And thanks for thinking of including me in an upcoming blog - that's so exciting!)

Mollie said...

Sorry we missed it too. You both look sexy, but don't tell Chuck I said that about him.

DebraLSchubert said...

Mollie, Thanks. Yeah, we're a pretty sexy pair. (NOT!) How's your puppers doing?

Sustenance Scout said...

Yes to a Boulder show! Congrats, Debbie!! K.

DebraLSchubert said...

K, Thanks so much! I sent off "the partial" yesterday... Keep. Fingers. Crossed.

Kathryn Magendie said...

YAYY! so glad it went not only well, but better than well *big grin*

I clicked on the link, but came right back to comment first - make a few visits, then I want to go listen...

*SMILING!!*

Kathryn Magendie said...

Listening to Martian Girl now! I decided to click on them and listen whilst I'm visiting this morning!

Loving this....very otherwordly this one is ...cool!

DebraLSchubert said...

Kat, I'm glad you're listening! Martian Girl is a great tune. Chuck wrote it many years ago - I always teased him that I was from Mars. You know how stupid people can be when they're first together. (I think he finally figured out I was kidding, but you'd have to ask him.) Let me know what you think of any others songs you listen to.;-)

Debbie said...

I am so happy for you. I'm thrilled it went well and you sound great:)

DebraLSchubert said...

Debbie, Thanks so much! I wish all my blog friends could have been there. I'll definitely post some video next time around.

Ritz said...

Wow I just listened to a couple of your songs. I love it.
Not sure what I was expecting ..but I was blown away.
Congrats.

Amy said...

Congratulations, Debbie! Looks like you channeled your "inner Stevie." I listened to Storms just now. Loved it! Plan to listen to more later after kids are off to school. How talented you are!!

DebraLSchubert said...

Ritz, Thanks so much! And thanks for stopping by. I'm thrilled you were blown away. That makes my day!

Amy, I love Storms. I also love Not the Same Anymore, Rooftops, a Beautiful Illusion. OK, I admit it. I love them all. Music is such an amazing gift. Let me know what you think after you listen to some more.;-)

Broke But Still Drinking said...

Have you ever considered playing at a Polish Falcons? I'm sure I could arrange a handful of "free drinks" chips and unlimited kielbasa.

DebraLSchubert said...

BBSD, I'm almost afraid to ask, but what is a Polish Falcons???

Elaine at Lipstickdaily said...

Well done! Love your set list!

DebraLSchubert said...

Elaine, Thanks for finding me! I'm glad you like the sets. I'll pop by and check out your blog.;-)

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