Gigging Right Along

I was recently discovered online by someone who was looking for a singer to bring some live music in the afternoon to a local Assisted Living/Memory Care Community. Not being sure

Really went back in time for this set list!

 how it would go for me, I said yes of course, anyway. A guy's gotta work right?

For a couple hours that day, that is, before the cares of life responsibilities sneaked back into the forefront of my mind after the gig, it gave me a little perspective-check on life. I have no more words to describe it, but it's nice to work and do some good, bring some joy to the older generation who are way-later in their years.
As some of you may know, Hotel California does quite well with the Active Adult Communities-55+ and up, in different US locales. So this just kind of takes that step further I guess, right? ;) 

On another front, a good friend here in town recommended me to an agent who has given me two Saturdays in March (solo acoustic) at the J.W Marriott Palm Desert Resort (near Palm Springs for those you of out-of-town who may be reading this). Looking forward to this being a monthly thing. Also, things are brewing in Orange County for me with some monthly stuff down there. 
 

7 comments

  • Jolie  Wilson

    Jolie Wilson Oregon

    That's so great... Your voice is so wonderful! What a treat for them. 👏💓 Your calendar is going to be filled up!

    That's so great... Your voice is so wonderful!
    What a treat for them. 👏💓
    Your calendar is going to be filled up!

  • Steve Probst

    Steve Probst

    Thanks! The day before I just put two more on calendar. :-)

    Thanks! The day before I just put two more on calendar. :-)

  • Mimi

    Mimi huntington beach

    you rock Steve Probst!

    you rock Steve Probst!

  • Steve Probst

    Steve Probst

    Thanks Mimi. Well, some were clapping their hands! :-)

    Thanks Mimi. Well, some were clapping their hands! :-)

  • Darryl  Lee

    Darryl Lee

    Its so rewarding huh ? I love it. Good to see you staying busy. Let me know if theres anything I can do to help. Don't take it personal when they don't clap. Some are not able to clap cause it hurts their hands. You have a talent that they will truly appreciate. As you know I've been doing it for about 8 or 9 years. One good thing is you don't have to drive 600 miles to perform !!!

    Its so rewarding huh ? I love it. Good to see you staying busy. Let me know if theres anything I can do
    to help. Don't take it personal when they don't clap. Some are not able to clap cause it hurts their hands.
    You have a talent that they will truly appreciate. As you know I've been doing it for about 8 or 9 years.
    One good thing is you don't have to drive 600 miles to perform !!!

  • Cindy

    Cindy Pennsylvania

    That is so wonderful of you to do that. Being a nurse , I deal with the elderly, I know when entertainers visit this really brightens their day. You are a wonderful person and entertainer with a Beautiful voice. I remember all these songs! Sooo Nice! :)

    That is so wonderful of you to do that. Being a nurse , I deal with the elderly, I know when entertainers visit this really brightens their day. You are a wonderful person and entertainer with a Beautiful voice. I remember all these songs! Sooo Nice! smile

  • Carol

    Carol Toms River, NJ

    So wonderful to hear this Steve! I teach a health workshop here in Toms River NJ to people who suffer from chronic conditions, depression and memory loss just to name two. We talk about how to manage and deal with health issues on a daily basis. Music is such a huge part of this, and I've seen how it changes lives. Music changes these chronic conditions for the better and there is scientific proof now to back this up. There is a movie out now...you can Google it...called "Alive Inside" which tells about the positive effects that result in the lives of people with dementia, etc. when they are introduced to music! What a gift and a blessing is Music!! Bringing the gift of your music to the care community is something you can't put a value on, because it is priceless. Keep up the good work...and making wonderful music!!

    So wonderful to hear this Steve! I teach a health workshop here in Toms River NJ to people who suffer from chronic conditions, depression and memory loss just to name two. We talk about how to manage and deal with health issues on a daily basis. Music is such a huge part of this, and I've seen how it changes lives. Music changes these chronic conditions for the better and there is scientific proof now to back this up. There is a movie out now...you can Google it...called "Alive Inside" which tells about the positive effects that result in the lives of people with dementia, etc. when they are introduced to music! What a gift and a blessing is Music!!
    Bringing the gift of your music to the care community is something you can't put a value on, because it is priceless. Keep up the good work...and making wonderful music!!

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