Monthly Archives: June 2016

Personal Reflection and Summer Shindigs

choochokam2I’ve been thinking a lot about Fundamental Forces lately. In just five years we’ve released three records, hit the top ten of the CMJ Jazz chart twice, and played close to a hundred shows. It’s been quite a ride, and so far this year has been one of our busiest. And so I have to admit I’m really looking forward to slowing things down a bit over the summer.

When I think of summer I think of sharing barbecue chicken and corn on the cob on the patio. Kayaking around the San Juan Islands. Biking the Burke-Gilman Trail. People watching on the beach at Golden Gardens Park, and local festivals. Lots of local outdoor festivals… and we’re playing a few, as well as a few of our regular haunts.

choochokamIn fact, Fundamental Forces is kicking the summer off at one of our regulars- Vito’s on Capitol hill. Then we’re happy to join the folks up in Shoreline for their annual arts festival. After that, we’re hooking up with some friends for a summer night at the Vermillion Art Gallery. Next up is the Bite of Seattle, and then Hempfest. Finally, we’ll cap the summer off back at Vito’s

Our full summer calendar is below, and for more details click through to the calendar page on my website. If you have a chance to catch us at one of the outdoor shows, please stop by after our set and say “hi”. Or if our paths happen to cross at one of the clubs, just ask and I’ll show you the joy of a good mint julep.

Wed. 06-22-16, 9 p.m. – Vito’s Restaurant & Lounge
Sun. 06-26-16, 2:30 p.m. – Shoreline Arts Festival (Shoreline Center)
Sun. 07-17-16, 6 p.m. – Bite of Seattle (Seattle Center)
Thu. 07-21-16, 8 p.m. – Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar
Sun. 08-21-16, 6 p.m. – Seattle Hempfest (Centenial Park)
Wed. 08-24-16, 9 p.m. – Vito’s Restaurant & Lounge

Have a great summer and I hope to see soon!