Dreamwalkers Band played Sunday at the Chili Cook-Off at the Sun 'N Fun RV Resort in support of stroke survivor Bernard Gaines. While the heat and humidity were stifling (it's Florida in mid June) and the venue akin to playing inside an airplane hangar, we had great sound support from Pascal, so all obstacles were overcome and we had great time. Bernard, who speaks with the aid of a computer, is a remarkable man had a chance to share his gratitude. The place was filled with love and support and we took the opportunity to play "With A Little Help From My Friends," at that moment.
Bernard said he felt like he was part of the band. Here's a photo of him receiving a Dreamwalkers t-shirt.
Many Dreamwalkers Family showed up in support of this worthy cause. Sarasota Guitar Legend and friend, Lenny Brooks came to support Bernard and said hello during a break.
There were at least 12 kinds of Chili and a bunch of desserts as well. I heard Bert's chili was great, but find it hard to eat anything while we are in playing mode.
Here are Bernard and his wife expressing gratitude for the outpouring of love and support.
Diamond Filled Bouquet (written by Richard Schulman)
Only Love Is Real (written by Richard Schulman)
Time To Fly (written by Richard Schulman)
Wandering In Neutral (written by Culynn Murdock)
The Redemption (written by Richard Schulman)
The Road Song (written by Tony Sheppard)
Crazy Movie (written by Richard Schulman)
With A Little Help From My Friends
Machiavelli's Daughter (written by Richard Schulman)
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Child's Play (written by Richard Schulman)
12 Years Later (written by Richard Schulman)
Two Insomnias (written by Richard Schulman)
Dolphin (written by Jeff Hocker)
Can't Find My Way Home
You May Be The One (written by Richard Schulman and Tony Sheppard)
Secret Agent Man
My personal favorites were Culynn's singing on You May Be The One, Tony's guitar on Can't Find My Way Home, JD's drumming on Two Insomnias, and Jeff's Dolphin, I am always grateful to get through the keyboard part of Dolphin without incident. Probably the most fun was Secret Agent Man, where we channel the early 60s and blast away.
Thanks to Cindy Ervin for organizing the event and inviting the band, Carla Henshaw for filming the songs and making some tasty chili, Pascal, who created a great sound despite the difficult conditions, and my incredible bandmates, Jeff Dillon, Jeff Hocker, Culynn Murdock, and Tony Sheppard, who always show up big.
I will be posting videos in the Video section of this website. Hope to see everyone at Sabrosa on June 21 for Summer Solstice Party.