This year I was invited to perform at the Compass Be A Star Night in Orlando, Florida. This was my second year at the conference, and my second time being able to perform at the Hard Rock Live in the Universal Orlando Resort. I sang and accompanied myself by guitar in a rendition of ‘Ring of Fire’ by Johnny Cash.
I was also invited to join the company band this year, the CeeGees. They are a wonderful group of musicians from all divisions of Compass Group. We performed songs from a wide spectrum of artists and genres, but mainly falling within the country rock theme of the conference this year. I will be joining them for another performance this coming month in Miami. Videos of my performance will be released eventually, but in the mean time embedded below is a video of a collaboration between Carey Durham (violin), Erika Ruiz (vocals), and myself (guitar) in Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene.’
I’m headed to Cincinnati tomorrow for an audition with Opera North. Onward and upward!