Blog and News
July 16, 2020
Well, 2020 has been a difficult year to say the least. The year started with a bang. We played at Mike Kelly’s Westsider in January. The Chiefs won the Super Bowl after 50 years in February. And March brought, well, you know…Covid, isolation, shut-down, masks, uncertainty, anxiety, zoom, distance learning, social-distancing, more anxiety, lack of toilet paper, etc. etc. etc. And everything halted. Music, life, work, fellowship, camaraderie. Everything. It was and has been so difficult for a lot of people. Especially musicians and artists that don’t get to do what they love.
Our show at Mike Kelly’s WestSider was our last show as a full band. It was a good show. Not our best but it was good. Our drummer Ron was not feeling his best. He had been under the weather for a while but gave it all he had. We gave him lots of encouragement and made it through.
As time went by Ron’s health continued to decline. First he was diagnosed with Pneumonia and then in May we learned that he was suffering from stage 4 lung cancer. He moved to be with his son Eric so he could be cared for. Our band members took our instruments over to visit him and encourage him and spend some quality time with our friend. We did not know how long he had to be with us. He was in good spirits, and really appreciated seeing all of us. Jake played a new song for him and he talked about wanting to get back in the saddle and play drums again sometime. We, of coarse, wanted that too. That was not to be.
Ron lost his battle with cancer on June 30, 2020. We lost our friend and drummer. We lost a really really good man. His visitation was this past Friday July 10, 2020. It was good to see friends we had not seen in such a long time. To talk about our friend and hear stories about his life and adventures in music which he loved. If you knew Ron, you knew that he was always a gentleman, willing to help, kind and loving. We have been so fortunate to have him as the driving beat in The Accidental Project for about four years. He was always enthusiastic and interested when a new song was written.He loved to offer suggestions and worked with Jeremy on the low end of things. They worked well together. We all did. a perfect fit.
As I close this, please keep Eric’s family and us in your thoughts as we find our way forward. Im told things will get better. maybe eventually . The music will continue but it will NEVER be the same without Ron in the drummers seat.
We love you all dearly.
June 13, 2020
Well, summer is starting and we are eager to get out and entertain you. Our first gig of the season will be a stripped down version of us with Jake, Angela and Jamey playing at RJ’s in Mission. This will be our first outing in a long time and we have missed you all.
Times are strange these days with social distancing and masks and minimal touch from friends. We will be glad to share smiles and good BBQ with you.
It has been a quiet spring. Focusing inward and playing when we can. We play out on the back deck when Jamey comes over, keeping up with our favorite songs so we can preform them for you. Thank you to our friends for being loyal and interested in what we are doing. We try to put a video on Facebook every now and then when we can. Thank you for the kind comments. We love you all and look forward to seeing you soon. Look in Upcoming Events to see details for this next gig.
April 7, 2020
Life Amid the Outbreak
Well, it goes without saying that things are definitely in flux around here. Everyone is dealing with upheaval and unsurity. Musicians and artists are unable to work and express themselves the way they need to or would like to. Practices have been hard to come by. We all are physically distancing which makes it that much harder when working as a group to put together an album or work toward our next gig. (Practicing together on Zoom is just not practical!!!)
Trying to keep our sanity, we each are playing our instruments, rehearsing in a mirror or singing in the car. Although, this is not ideal for the long term, it is what it is! Carrying on with good intent.
As it is, we are all staying connected and keeping our spirits up as best we can. It goes without saying that we are chomping at the bit wanting to get out there and entertain for you all again as well as get into the studio.
UNTIL REAL LIFE ENCOUNTERS, KEEP SMILING AND DANCING AND HEAD ON OVER TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND SAY HELLO AND TELL US WHAT SONGS OF OURS YOU LIKE.
WE LOVE YOU ALL.
Check back for more updates and news. I will try to do a better job of keeping ups with this website and posting items for you. Thank you for your support.
We look forward to a Show at Mike Kelly’s Westsider. We consider ourselves among the cool kids here. It has a relaxed friendly atmosphere and the food is good too. We will be there Sat Oct, 26, 8-12 pm.
Also as the weather begins to get cooler and we think about hibernating for a while we will be working on some new songs. Hopefully getting a few more written and enjoying playing in the studio for a while.
Check back to see how we are doing. We look forward to seeing you all very soon.
Back at it.
What a long dreary winter it was. We are looking ahead for much better weather and more opportunities to make music and do what we love.
Our next show will be a fun reunion of friends as we play at one of our favorite restaurants in town on Sat. May 18, 2019 @7PM at RJ’s BBQ in Mission Kansas. They always feed us good and treat us well.
We are also making plans to return to the studio to work on our next album. We are very excited about that and think you will enjoy what we are doing.
Thank you to all of our fans and supporters who have come to our shows and bought our last CD which still are available. We are on Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby and also on Spotify.
Thanks and keep checking back for updates. We love your fans and we love what we do.