Just some of quick notes. First of all, Happy New Year to everyone. I hope that 2009 proves to be peaceful for you as well as economically sound - and getting sounder daily. A couple of interesting events have taken place in the area of Kevin Barry's in Savannah. 1. I've been asked to convey apologies about the nature of the website. The calendar is blank and the thing generally not up to date. That should be - as Rocky Graziano used to say - a temporary condition. It's being worked on and with luck will be back up to the mark in jig time. 2. Initiated at the turn of the year, there is a live session in the listening room of Kevin Barry's every Sunday evening from about 6:00 or 6:30 until about 8:45. Hosted by the Savannah Ceilidh Band, the session - or sesuin - is sort of a Celtic jam session. It's pretty traditional in nature, everyone is invited to bring along your instrument and join in. They'll brief you on the protocol so that you shouldn't feel uncomfortable. It's not only fun but it's interesting and enlightening as well. Of course if you'd just like to come by and listen that would be fine too. After they finish, the entertainer for the week takes over for a regular Sunday night show. You can get more information at 912-233-9626 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. 3. After considerable negotiation, the Veterans Council of Chatham County has reached an agreement with the City Council of Savannah to erect a World War II Memorial in honor of all those who served during that seminal event of the 20th century. The memorial is going to be erected on the table top plaza on the west end of what many refer to as Rousakis Plaza. It's just west of the Hyatt and just east of Kevin Barry's - pretty much katty corner out the door of the pub. Vic Power, proprietor of Kevin Barry's, is trying to work out an arrangement where donations to the memorial will be able to be made by some sort of credit card set up at several locations in the pub itself. The details of this set up look very promising, but are still in the planning stages. Please contact Kevin Barry's at 912-233-96626 for more information. If you'd like to make a tax deductible donation, a ;check made out to the Veterans Council of Chatham County - World War II Memorial can be mailed to Kevin Barry's 117 W. River Street, Savannah 31401 or to the Veterans Council of Chatham County, P.O. Box 16561, Savannah 31416. In addition, The Council is selling bricks at $100 each that will take 20 characters ( 2 lines of up to 10 letters each) http://www.veteranscouncilofchathamcounty.com/pdf/wwii-brick-app.pdf. I guess that's about it for now. My show at the Heritage Center in Wytheville, Virginia on 5 February is sold out. My next engagement will be at Kevin Barry's 16 -22 February.