Last week we celebrated Phil Keaggy's 60th birthday. Hard to comprehend how time flies
and how many years we've been friends (I met him when I was 10). There was a birthday
bash at Phil's house on Sunday thrown by his wonderful wife Bernadette. Lots of people
shared in the festivities and a splendid time was had by all.
On Monday Phil's old band mates from Glass Harp came to town. In case you don't know,
that grouped consisted of Phil on guitar, John Sferra on drums and my cousin Dan Pecchio
on bass. We spent Monday night at Phil's reminicsing about days gone by and all of our
shenanigans when we were teenagers. I could write a book !
On Tuesay night I played with Phil and Glass Harp at a club called 3rd & Lindsley
here in Nashville. I've had the privilege of sharing the stage with those lads a number of times
and it's usually on a big stage in front of thousands of people. But the small audience at that
Nashville tavern were no less enthusiastic and we rocked the house with Glass Harp classics
like "Can You See Me", "Childrens's Fantasy" and "Whatever Life Demands."
Wednesday was Phil's actual birthday and my Cecile made a tasty (and healthy) brunch for the
lads at my house and then we hung out at my studio Fullblast Recordings Nashville. John
has already laid down tracks here for various artists that I'm producing, Phil has recorded here
also and Dan is working on a solo project that I'll be laying some tracks on. I can't tell you what
a joy it is to work with these guys. They are literally my family.
Thursday John & Dan went back to Ohio and whenever those guys go back home I get a bit of
'Post Glass Harp Depression'. Maybe someday we'll all get to live in the same town. Makes
me want to remind everybody to tell those that are important to you how much you love them
whenever you can.
Hope things are going well for you and please drop me a line to let me know what's up
with you and yours.
p.s. I'm VERY close to finishing my news blues Cd "Meeting Point" and I'll let you know when I do...
Glass Harp at Fullblast Recordings
Mike Pachelli & Phil Keaggy jammin' at 3rd & Lindsley
Mike Pachelli with Glass Harp at 3rd & Lindsley