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Why 52 gigs

Please go to www.timheenan.com to see where I’m playing next

Short answer – Experience and Exposure

I have been playing guitar and singing for about 30 years. I’ve never taken it very seriously but have had great times playing and singing around camp fires, parties or just about anywhere anybody would listen. I’ve always wanted to pursue the idea of taking it to the next level but for one reason or another I just never did it. Well, that’s not exactly true. My buddy Tom Moore and I had a gig about 20 years ago at a bar (I think we played about 3 or 4 Saturdays) I was so nervous and stressed out about the gig that I had to stop. But now that the houses are flipped, the home remodeling is done, kids have grown up, and with a lot of support from great friends and my wife Kim, it seems like the right time to make this happen. I recently read an article about a blog called 52 cups written by an MSU senior which inspired me to launch this project. Recently, a friend of mine, Chip Christy, has given me the opportunity to play during his breaks at a few of his gigs, so this seems like a good time for me to get out and perform and hopefully work into some paying gigs.
The plan is to play and sing anywhere I can at least once a week. Really, anywhere counts in my book, an open mic, happy hour at a bar, coffee shops, home parties, fund raisers, retirement facilities, rehab facilities, etc., anywhere anybody will let me play to gain experience and confidence, and to hone my skills. I would like to limit the gigs to about one hour in the beginning and work up to 2 or 3 hours by the end. Also, I love meeting and hanging out with people and this is a great opportunity do just that. I’m hoping to meet and collaborate with other fellow musicians. And finally, with this blog, I hope to inspire others that have decided or are trying to decide to get out of their box (comfort zone) to pursue something they love.
With the help of a great friend of mine (computing genius), Tom Moore, I will keep my blog updated with stories, set lists and any pictures and videos I can get my hands on of each gig.
So please subscribe to my blog, make comments and follow me on this ride!!
Thanks,
Tim