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Sat Feb 2 (Groundhog Day) is the new date of our benefit concert for Unity of Gaithersburg. Catch us in concert with the full quartet, plus special guest musicians Ogun Holder and Terry Dearmore. Hear your favorite Soulpajamas songs with full band accompaniment, featuring bass by John Robbins and drums by Jeff Halverson. Other guest artists to be announced.

This is the rescheduled benefit concert, with all proceeds going to Unity of Gaithersburg. You may have seen an announcement of the originally scheduled concert in an email or previous post.

Join us for a special evening of original Soulpajamas music, plus other familiar favorites.

We hope to see you at this family friendly event.

Feb 2 at 7:30pm

Unity of Gaithersburg
111 Central Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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Positive Music Month

We’re writing to let you know about something very cool – November is Positive Music Month and every day this month you can download a new song for free from the best Positive (Posi) Music artists. Here’s what emPower Music And Arts (the organization behind Posi Music Month) has to say:

Posi Music Month, which begins November 1 every year, is meant to raise our awareness of the messages we receive from the music we hear, and not only to bypass music with negative, judgmental, angry or victimized messages, but to begin to feed yourself music with positive, uniting, life-affirming messages.

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Dealing with Sandy: concert postponed

We made our plans and mother nature had other ideas. Our Nov 2 benefit concert has been postponed, due to storm-related issues. We will let you know as soon as we have a new date set.

It can now be revealed that the secret guest instrumentalist was to be Terry Dearmore on harmonica. Hopefully we’ll be lucky enough to have Terry and Ogun play with us at the rescheduled event.

Feels like coming home again

The first time I walked into a Unity church, I felt like I was home. That was over 20 years ago in Gaithersburg. It was with friends at Unity that I picked up the guitar and started playing music again after a long dry spell. That trio, with Joe Loftus and Robert Cote, played for a lot of church services, as well as parties and gatherings and created lots of good memories for me.

So it feels like a homecoming to be back at Unity for a benefit concert. The Soulpajamas duo that Erin and I started has grown with the addition of Mandolin Rain (John Robbins on bass and Jeff Halverson on drums) as well as special guest, Ogun Holder on keyboard. These guys really bring the songs to life in a way I’ve never heard before.

Join us for a special evening of original Soulpajamas music, plus other familiar favorites. Hear Soulpajamas with full band on Friday Nov 2 at 7:30pm at Unity of Gaithersburg.

Unity of Gaithersburg
111 Central Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

See you there!

Soulpajamas 2.0

John, Dan, Erin, Jeff: Soulpajamas

Meet Soulpajamas 2.0. We’d been a duo for a long time, but we always recorded with a band and we performed with a band whenever possible. Now we are joined by John Robbins on guitar and bass and Jeff Halverson on drums and percussion. These two musicians bring a wealth of creativity and musicality to the band. Our first public appearance is Sunday Aug 26 at Unity of Gaithersburg, where we’ll be joined by Ogun Holder on keyboards.

Another date to keep in mind is Nov 2. We’ll bring the full band back to Unity of Gaithersburg for a benefit concert. We’ll be updating you with more dates soon.

Our song is crossing borders

Click here for the lead sheet with lyrics.

We told you earlier about our children’s song The 5 Basics, co-written by Roger and Dan. People from all over are interested in singing it.

Today sheet music was sent to Unity of Mississaugua, just outside Toronto, making our music international. Thank you Mary, for your interest.