Afterglow of our CD Release Concert

It was an AMAZING evening on August 27th at the Carlsbad Village Theatre. We had hoped to fill the theatre to capacity, but being the artist, concert promoter, publicist, event coordinator, and music director, turned out to be bigger endeavors that we had ever imagined! However, we were so happy to perform to our enthusiastic crowd of 85 folks and our 9 piece band was AWESOME. Barry’s sax playing and vocals were stellar. We had a blast! Thanks to our band: Karl Anthony, Robin Adler, Angie Kania, Roger Friend, Dave Blackburn, Dave Curtis, and Vince Cooper. You made our music come alive and we give you big hugs and kisses! The synergy and energy was happenin’! Can’t wait til the next one on November 6 at Dizzy’s near downtown San Diego! (See Concert page!) Carlsbad Village Theatre is an historic theatre built in 1929, and it was a thrill to show up that afternoon for rehearsal and see our names “Cahill & Delene” up there on the big old marquee. We had a great production team working with us to videotape and record the show---(a DVD will be available soon)! It was a big show complete with Box Office, tickets, and programs. The lobby was decorated beautifully with peace flags, and we sold lots of CD’s, Posters, and LyricCards. I’m a happy girl. Many of our family from all over the country, including my parents John & Del, Barry’s mom Jeannine, my sister Sheila, my brother Don were there to support us cheering us in the second row. (Photographers in the first row!). My other brother John from Miami could not attend because Hurricane Katrina was just making her devastating way across the Gulf starting that day, and so he couldn’t get out of Florida. (And in the afterglow of the concert the next day, we still were unaware of what was to come). At the end of the show, I was presented with a bouquet of red roses by my mom and sister, who were both professional ballet dancers. A bouquet to the “leading lady or principal” is traditional in the theatre. WOW! I felt like a million bucks! His mom also sweetly presented Barry with a red rose boutonniere! As an important note here, many of Barry’s family live in New Orleans and Slidell, and they were hit hard. We found out over the days that most are safe but some of their homes severely damaged or destroyed. Unfortunately, Barry’s uncle Ken who had been very ill, died in an evacuation boat on the way to a hospital. We are hoping to help Barry’s family (and others) out as much as possible in the weeks and months to come. In fact, listen up fellow Buckeyes, folks from Ohio: Cahill & Delene are doing a Hurricane Relief Benefit in Lakewood (suburb of Cleveland) Ohio on Sunday, Oct. 9 4pm (see Concert page) to help as MANY families as possible in the Gulf Coast that were devastated by this hurricane, to help put their lives back together. Please come and support this venture as we work as a loving community to help. YOU CAN make a difference! …Now I am going back to that CD Release concert evening and how wonderful it was. I cannot believe the love you poured out to us as we continue on our adventure of getting our music out to the rest of the world. Our audience may be small right now in terms of numbers, but our intention is great. Our just released debut, “Songs for Humanity” is our way of helping to bridge the separations we have in our minds about our world. We separate ourselves in race, religion, countries, instead of thinking of ourselves as one big human family on a very small planet!. The notes that we have received from all over the world now about how people love our CD is just incredible. It’s interesting, since the CD’s release August 1, MANY people have said they have listened to it 3 times in a row. No prompting from anyone about that particular number. Maybe it’s because every song is different from the next, so people can listen again and again, and go through a whole range of moods and emotions. We move forward towards bigger ventures next summer, as we are now thinking of our tour of Germany (Berlin and Munich), Czech Republic (Prague) and Slovakia--Delene’s heritage—(Bratislava, and small towns and villages of Gemerska Paloma/Kocise). To any who are reading this can help manifest this venture, please let me know. We are open to all ideas, contacts and inspirations! With Love and Light, and many Blessings to All, Cahill & Delene

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