Saturday, July 31, 2010

Letters to Myself - listen to the tracks

The 9th track "Honey Bee" is also available when you order the CD or digital download.  Enjoy! 

Rob Birdwell

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Letters to Myself - CD Now Available

I had a lot of fun recording these songs.  Now it's time to set them free - give a listen!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July Jam in Central Park Thursday July 29 6pm to 9:30pm

Come celebrate summer with music in Corvallis' Central Park on Thursday, July 29 starting around 6pm..  You'll hear a wide variety of music including folk, jazz, swing, surf and more!

Music and revelry from The SvensThe Blowholes, Marzipanhandlers, and Fromage à Trois.

This is a FREE, family-friendly event.  Bring your family, friends and have your dinner in the park and enjoy the music.

Starting just after 6pm you'll hear acoustic music from the likes of MarzipanhandlersFromage à Trois, and others.

At 7pm The Svens will perform a show that is sure to entertain:  narrated tales of the wild west blended with surf music delivered with The Svens' unique stylings.

8pm - more acoustic music with Marzipanhandlers, Fromage à Trois, with others joining in.

8:30pm - The Blowholes return!  Rested and ready, The Blowholes are a 7-piece progressive swing group (4 horns and 3 rhythm players) who will swing and groove as the sun sets.

9:30pm - We'll wrap it up and combine all the musicians with a couple jam-style tunes.

CDs will be available from the respective bands, including The Svens' "Doc" CD, and my own semi-acoustic-folksy-blues collection of new songs entitled "Letters To Myself"

Hope to see you there!

Rob Birdwell

Friday, July 02, 2010

The Svens at Bombs Away Cafe July 10

Caught in the Act at Corvallis Red, White and Blues Riverfront Festival

Playing (trumpet/flugel - maybe a little sax too) with Caught in the Act.  Been sitting in with these guys for a while now.  A terrific band and a super group of guys.  You'll hear some classics (like "Still Diggin' on James Brown") as well as some originals that sound like classics!

Caught in the Act plays from 4:30 to 6:30 - two full sets.  Looking forward to hearing the other bands too.

It's a lovely way to spend the day.