July 2019 Update

Update July 2019 Hello to All – As I write this it is not quite hot enough to melt a brass door knob, but it will definitely make it mushy. And that’s in the mountains of SW Virginia, mind you. I have a suspicion that the temperature in Savannah, Georgia – where I am playing next week – will make the temperature here in Wytheville seem on the chilly side. Speaking of Savannah, it was 38 years ago this very month that I was first engaged by Vic Power to appear at Kevin Barry’s. Tempus has certainly fugited, but we are all delighted and thankful to continue to soldier on with determination and very good humour; OK, maybe minus some hair, a few electrolytes and an expendable body part or so but it’s all to the good, thank God. This all leads up to the fact that I’ll be performing next week Tuesday – Saturday (23-27) at 8:00 PM in the Music Listening Room (unique to say the least) at Kevin Barry’s, 117 W. River Street, Savannah 31401 (912-233-9626). You know, every now and then, you get a chance to experience something very special. This happened to me on June 10th when I was fortunate to attend the performance of The Byrne Brothers at Kevin Barry’s. Electrifying may barely do the act justice. Do yourself a big favor and attend any show of theirs that you can manage. Have a look at their website to learn about them and check their schedule https://www.thebyrnebrothers.com. One other commercial. On a recent Fox & Friends program they did a segment on Companions for Heroes, consisting of an interview with the founder, David Sharpe. I got a chance to meet David and his wife a year or so ago when they stopped by Kevin Barry’s during one of my stints. They are extremely personable, knowledgeable and fully dedicated to doing an important part of what truly is God’s work. In their mission statement it declares. “Companions for Heroes provides companion dogs and service dogs, obtained from shelters and/or rescues, free of charge (after reimbursement) to active duty military personnel, military veterans, first responders and their families recovering from the psychological challenges they suffered during service to our country.” You can learn more about them and how to help in this worthy cause at https://www.facebook.com/companionsforheroes. I guess that’s about it for this time around. I’m now looking to book engagements for 2020. It’s that time of year, don’t you know. So please spread the word if you or anyone you know might be interested in having me do a show at en event or a legitimate - or illegitimate, for that matter - venue. Thank you in advance for any consideration. Here’s a link to my Sonicbids EPK: https://www.sonicbids.com/band/frankemerson2/ Drop a line or an email or a Facebook commo if you feel like it. I’m glad to start a conversation at any time. In case I don’t see you next week, I’ll look for you down the road. In the mean time, please join me in keeping in your thoughts and prayers those men and women who, for our sake, go in harm’s way at home and overseas. All the best always, Frank PS: Just in case you were wondering, I still have some copies of “Frank Tells Tales” available for purchase as gifts. They’re getting so rare that some people are writing them into their pre-nup agreements. Frank Emerson 790 E. Spiller Street Wytheville, VA 24382 276-613-0598 www.frankemerson.com www.ifreelance.com/pro/4448 Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

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