Mark your calendars, Tehachapeeps! Friday, Sept. 6 signals a cosmic event here in T-town when we experience a double crescent moon. One will be hanging in the night sky and one will be beaming from the stage of the Beekay Theatre with Night of the Crescent Moon, an evening of original music with Gary Mazzola (myself) and Friends.
I've long been part of the Tehachapi music scene, and now I've put together a super-group of some of the best musicians in Tehachapi for an evening of extraordinary entertainment. Joining me onstage will be his usual band mates Ken Leiboff on harmonica, Jerry Mulkins on lead guitar, and Johnny Kamplain on bass, with special friends Greg Hahn on drums, Doug Jockinsen on keyboards and Gloria Yeager and (co-writer) Joy Gray on vocals.
We're pulling out all the stops for this one. I'm excited because with this group, we can expand the songs musically; we can bring them to their full potential. Having Doug on keyboards fills the sound. The addition of Gloria (who has performed with Steely Dan and opened for 3 Dog Night been awesome. And of course, this show will mark the reunion of Jerry, Joy and I after almost eight years. We've spent much of our lives singing and performing together -- and now we're back. And the sound is better than ever.
GM and Friends will be performing songs from my albums "planet" and "grateful am I," as well as some new songs written especially for this show.
Tickets cost $15 and are available online at tctonstage.com as well as the TCT Ticket outlets: Picture Perfect, Johnny's Take n' Bake, Tehachapi Furniture and at the door. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. show time. See you there!