Joe Holt's Notes Newsletter
July, 2009
Vol 5, No 6 
                         Hooray for Independence!
 Finishing this newsletter on July 4th (Independence Day - US), I find myself reflecting (always) on the blessings of freedom, and the contributions (in the arts, and beyond) of the independent spirit. As I continue to seek to hone my own (independent) "voice", I am also reminded of the ultimate purpose of what I do: to connect with others (you). Can we then say that, through independence, we lift up each other? Or, at least, we should? Just thinking...  
 
 
News
Auditions for "Triumph of Love"; the fall musical to be presented at the Church Hill Theatre will be held July 26 at 2pm, and July 27,28 at 6:30pm. Joe is musical director for this production, and will be accompanying the auditions.
 
The Church Hill Theatre has posted a selection from last year's fall musical: Once on This Island. Watch We Dance
 
Recording sessions are in progress for a new CD release from Dan Tobias - with Gary Cattley on bass, and Joe on piano. Stay tuned... 
 
Joe will return to the Mainstay, in Rock Hall, MD for a solo concert performance: "An Evening of Piano Improvisation" on Thursday October 15, 2009, at 7:30pm.
 
Select concerts will now feature on-line "invitations" with performance video. Look for the "send an invitation" link on the concert listing, and help spread the word!
 
"Lessons for the Thoughtful Pianist" have been temporarily taken off-line. Look for a future announcement of the return of this series. 

You Tube
 Featured new videos for July, 2009:
 YouTube featured performance video:Yankee Doodle Dandy 
 
YouTube featured performance playlist:Willow Valley Lakes Manor Cultural Center 6/2/09
 Selected concerts and events are recorded, and individual selections posted on YouTube as a "video diary". Joe's "video hub" channel contains performance highlights from 2006 though the present.Joe's current channel (2009) contains complete archives (playlists) of videos from this year's recorded events. Choose your "channel" by clicking the link below. 

From the Comment Box
This song is very addictive. Love it!
 
Hi Joe,
You don't know this, but "Where or When" is Gary's and my song. As a matter of fact, he just finished singing it for me, with you accompanying me. Simply couldn't get any better!
We miss you and send our warmest regards to you,
Ruthie
 
Great Performance !
 
Wonderful playing/arrangement/groove and a darn fine looking house too.
 
Great Joe! What a joy to hear and see you. I especially liked the ending part. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!


From the Journal
Joe Holt's Notes on the Radio
A new feature of this newsletter will be to take you "behind the scenes" of my weekly radio program, and a look at some of what you can expect to hear:  First - you do know that you can listen on-line to 6 months of archived shows on-demand, right? Click on the link below to be taken directly to the radio archive. June (studio)
 performances
6/7 Somewhere Out ThereHow Deep is the Ocean? 6/14
You're a Grand Old FlagGreat is Thy Faithfulness 6/21SummertimeThe Entertainer 6/28Climb Every MountainSweet Lorraine Also, for each show, a "behind the scenes" segment takes you to one of Joe's public concerts, or into the recording studio (where you will hear it first). And we're not finished: Joe also responds to your mail, and keeps you informed with the latest product and performance updates. And all this in 30 minutes! Click on the "listen now" link to catch the latest. Enjoy the show!
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