Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fried Glass Onions

Memphis Meets the Beatles, Friday night, June 21 at 8:00 @ the Buckman Center on Perkins at Walnut Grove. Oh yeah, (like I almost forgot to mention), I have the honor of sitting in the house band on keyboards. I will be joining Dave Smith on bass , Gene Nunez on guitar,  & Greg Lundy on drums. This will be a blast! Tickets are $15 today, tomorrow they are $20. Tix are online at Just click Purchase Tickets button.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Rhythm Rockets

For the last couple of years,  I have sat in on New Years Eve, with a very talented and entertaining group, the Rhythm Rockets. L-2-R, yours truly, Lonnie Davidson, Paul Roberts, Lee Parkinson, and Mike Neal.
This has added a new dimension to the list of locations played, The Moose Lodge, Counce, TN.

Thursday, November 01, 2012


So a friend of mine moves out of town and needs a bud to see the Time Machine tour.
 He's got the tix and I'll jump an overnight flight to ATL, Alpharetta actually. And to let you in on a lil secret, I've never seen Rush.
Well it was a secret til he shared that with some folks in our section, lol. All the sudden I felt like a trekkie and I'm outta costume.
Can you tell I'm turning red?

Great show!   It wasn't on the bucket list, but Sooo glad I went! Thanks Trey!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

2012, the first half

Just to sum it up for 2012, GBC on Sunday's,  Retro Avenue playing for a JDRF fundraiser in June, & Boston(the band) in July.
Well there is more to it than that...just a couple of the highlights.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Retro Avenue

The ever changing faces of OTM are now "Retro Avenue". Here we are playing St Francis of Assisi' Octoberfest. Lee Parkinson sat in on drums, while Sir Charles Ponder and fam belted out the hits.
Yes the rhythm section is the hidden back line, myself on keys, Greenburg on guitar and Trip Gintz on bass.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Night Ranger / Foreigner / Journey

"something funny happened on the way to the Forum..."

Colby had been asking to go see Journey every time we heard the ad on the radio, it just wasn't in the plans(or so I said). Well one afternoon, I told him I had a stop to make on the way home. Half hour later we are downtown, headed north on 3rd, Gibson Guitar on the left, Forum on the right, and he thinks we're going to Gibson, but I park behind Hard Rock. He just watches in amazement while I go up to the ticket window and pick-up 2 tix to Journey.

 It rocked and we had a blast! Jack Blades was a great opener, Arnel Pineda sounded good, but he's no Steve Perry. Foreigner stole the show! They should've been the headliner.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

OTM @ Huey's

I know it's Memorial Day week-end. Staying in town? Add this to your list.
"On The Move" will be playing Huey's in Cordova this Sunday from 8:30 til midnight. Come on out.

Thanks to all of you who joined us in the parking lot at On the Border for Cinco de Mayo. Dunk Carter, you were great, thanks for sitting in. Scott Smith will be back with us on guitar this Sunday.

Don't forget our fallen Veterans this week-end. I have a past post with just a brief history of how we got here.

See you Sunday night!


Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with On the Move. We will be playing at On the Border(Wolfchase) from 7 til midnight. The event is outside, on the front parking lot. What a beautiful day it is, the sun is out and should reach mid 80's. If you are not an OTM facebook fan already, you should be. Look us up and join in so you will stay up-to-date of when and where we are playing next. See ya tonight!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

St Jude Memphis Marathon

Oliver Grove is playing for the Memphis Marathon. That's this Saturday(5th) morning, starting at 8:45 and playing 'til 10:40. We will be at mile10 station in front of Martin Music at 1659 Poplar.
Poplar Ave will be closed for the runners most of the morning, so make alternate travel plans if you're not there by 8. Bundle up and bring me some coffee, it is suppose to be clear and chilly, in the 30's.

In other music news, I will be playing with Germantown Baptist's orchestra in their "Gloria" program on Sunday night(13th). Then New Year's Eve, "On The Move" is playing at Cara Hills II. This is a brand new venue for receptions, small conferences and other gatherings. More as we get closer.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

On The Move

Our demo is now available online. You can listen to it at There are 12 cover songs you can hear and vote on as well.
You can catch us this week-end, Oct 24th, downtown at the Memphis River Arts Festival. We will be on the Sam's Town Main Stage from 1:00-2:00. It is located at the National Civil Rights Museum just off South Main Street.
And those of you who have been following my music over the last few years, will recognize Dani, 'cause she is playing at 2:30 on the same stage. Last year, this festival saw more than 70,000 people. Come on out!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Oliver Grove

This Sunday, Sept 20th, come on out for Advent's Annual Fishfry and Concert. All the activities start at 5pm. We, Oliver Grove will be playing from 6 til 7. Food and music is free. Don't miss out on a good cause.

We've been in the studio lately working on a demo and a few songs. Oliver Grove's music should be available soon.

"On The Move" has also been in the studio and the demo is winding up. We will make that available on Facebook and the website for your listening pleasure. OTM will make a public appearance in October for the River Arts Fest. We are scheduled on the 24th from 1:00 til 2:00.

"Each fall RiverArtsFest hosts hundreds of nationally renowned artisans and thousands of Mid-Southerners to celebrate the fine arts during a two-day outdoor festival that is free and open to the public. See, hear, feel and taste art in all its forms, and become part of the moment as it all melds seamlessly with the sights, sounds and historical reverence of the South Main Arts District."

If you are not already a fan Of "Oliver Grove" or "On The Move", sign onto Facebook and give us a search. Event updates, photos and songs are soon to follow.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Where have you been?

Due to demands of high pressure schedules, and just plain ole being ME, blogging has taken a back seat. Yet somehow, even after taking a hiatus, I am still getting requests. So let's try this all over again. You're buying all this, right? Here's a brief look at the first half of the year.

Sundays I'm in the service at Germantown Baptist, usually on organ(Korg CX3) and occasional acoustic guitar(Taylor 30 year Anniversary issue).

And after months of debates, chalk board entries, the show of hands voting has turned out a name for our band, Oliver Grove. If you're on Facebook, give a search and join up. We've been in the studio and a couple of originals are on the way. Headed back in to add some covers for a demo that should be ready soon as well.
More on Oliver Grove later.

There's more in the que for the music scene, just too much to mention in one blog. There's a rock project in the works and "On The Move" is coming soon.

Yes, that's Todd. April I think it was, at Minglewood Hall. Great show! Great new venue.

"I'll be back...", I believe was said somewhere along the line.

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