Hop on over to Holler Jake’s Facebook Page to see a brand new video featuring Andrew and fiddler Evie Andrus. Their duo performance of Back Up and Push is on Holler Jake’s new album The Waiting that just came out this month (only available at live concerts). Check out the video for a live rendition.
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who give special days importance, and those who believe everyday is special. I tend to lean towards the latter, however I get the disposition of celebrating special days. Back in 1989 the federal government of the United States passed a bill designating May 25, 1989 National Tap Dance Day. Ever since, celebrations have occurred nationally and internationally.
Over the years the celebrations of the day have expanded to include the whole month of May. It’s one big party, which is awesome. But did you know that the idea for National Tap Dance Day first came out of a set of course requirements for a young graduate student at George Washington University? I didn’t, until I started doing research for one of the Tap Legacy™ Foundation’s resources.
Want to know the whole story? Check out how National Tap Dance day came to be here.
One of my dreams has been to be in a band, as a tap dancer. I’ve come close many times – a regular with the Cangelosi Cards, fronting my own old time jazz Quartet, and putting a number of units together for theatre and club dates. But Holler Jake is different. For the past few years this group began to develop around a few key individuals and a special affinity we all found for the appalachian region. And today we’re releasing our first album!!!!
Over the next 6 weeks I’ll be going around the world, literally. This is a huge trip, celebrating tap dance and connecting with friends from many of the communities I call home – faith, TED, artists, etc. If you’re in any one of these cities, let’s connect! I’d love to see you.
Rochester, NY – June 15-17th, Stompology Solo Jazz Dance Weekend.
Then home to rest (sort of ;-))