It was a treat to perform at Brent Kirby’s 10×3 on June 19th. As a Cleveland area luthier, it’s rare I get to perform with instruments that I restore or repair. But that’s just what happened last night. When the output jack on my archtop failed, Ray Flanagan loaned me his 1923 Gibson L-01. I had done some major crack repair restoration to bring it back to life. Here’s me and the Gibson performing two of mine, “Jessica” and “Neptune Bar & Grill” then an old favorite with everyone singing along.
As a Cleveland-area luthier and musician, one of my favorite venues is Brother’s Wine Bar. Every Wednesday night Brent Kirby hosts a 10×3 writers night. Ten acts, each performing at least two original compositions.
The February 13, 2019 10×3 was special in that each performer was assigned the task of writing a new song that incorporated the words “Neptune”, “Tuesday”, “memories”, and “maker”. Here’s my debut performance of, Neptune Bar & Grill.
When I’m not repairing, restoring or setting up guitars for local and not-so-local musicians, you can find me playing one of my guitars. Today I took a musical lunch break to relax with one of my compositions, Moonrise.
When I am not wearing my luthier hat doing guitar repair and restoration in the Cleveland, Ohio area, I’m on stage performing. Here Ray Flanagan and I perform “Sacred Chickens” by Tim Wallace at the annual Somebody Else’s Song 10 x 3 at Brother’s Lounge in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sending the Cleveland Indians some World Series Ukulele Mojo!
This one is for all lovers of the ukulele! I always enjoy playing at Brent Kirby’s 10×3 Songwriter’s Showcase at Brother’s Lounge in Cleveland, Ohio. Here’s my ukulele performance of two original compositions and one cover this past Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
Jim Kozel & Friends performed at the 2016 Yasgur Road Reunion on Yasgur’s Farm this past Saturday, August 13th. We had a blast being part of the weekend. Here’s a video montage of our performance.
Kath and I are looking forward to returning to the patio at Old Prague Restaurant in Vermilion tomorrow afternoon from 1-4.
Here’s one for all who love the ukulele. “Winifred’s Dream” was recorded during the “The Stories I Tell” CD studio sessions this past December 2015.