YouTube: Christian Beach – “The Finest Day” (Live, 6/21/2008)


Christian Beach – The Finest Day

Above is video of Christian Beach performing “The Finest Day” at The Brickwall Annex in Asbury Park, NJ, on June 21, 2008. Accompanied — in the darkness — by Gorgo on mandolin, John Pfeiffer on dobro and Brian Kelley on accordion.

A couple of notes:

1) It was obviously very dark in the venue so I tried lightening up this video the best I could without turning it into a grainy mess.
2) The pause button was hit about 21 seconds into the song, but recording resumed a few seconds later…to fill the gap, I spliced in some of the studio version of the song.

Video shot by Alison Litecky, who also unplugged the jukebox that was blasting away during the night.

“The Finest Day” © 2008 C.J. Beach
http://www.myspace.com/christianbeach

YouTube: Christian Beach – “Way Back Home” (Live, 6/21/2008)


Christian Beach – “Way Back Home” [Live, 6/21/2008]

Here is dark and grainy, but decent sounding, video of Christian Beach performing “Way Back Home” at The Brickwall Annex in Asbury Park, NJ, on June 21, 2008…accompanied by Gorgo on mandolin, John Pfeiffer on “mouth percussion” and yours truly on accordion.

“Way Back Home” © 2007 C.J. Beach
http://www.myspace.com/christianbeach

Christian Beach…Live @ The Brickwall Tavern, 6/21/2008

New Jersey singer-songwriter Christian Beach will be doing a solo, acoustic show as part of this year’s Wave Gathering Festival in Asbury Park, NJ. He will be taking the stage at The Brickwall Tavern Annex (522 Cookman Ave.) at 10:15 p.m. (and I may be joining him on accordion for a couple of songs).

Spread the word with the web graphic below, or download it as a PDF for printing out as a flyer to post where you can.

Christian Beach Live @ The Brickwall Tavern Annex, 6-21-08

Another show coming up

Christian BeachMy friend Christian Beach has once again invited me to play some organ and — believe it or not — accordion for a show he is doing Feb. 2, 2008, at Paul’s Tavern in Belmar, NJ.

Also, just wanted to let you know that Christian’s cover of David Bowie’s “Five Years,” on which I play organ, appears on “Hero: The Main Man Records Tribute to David Bowie.” The 2-CD set, which was released on Christmas Day, features many Jersey artists’ takes on Bowie classics and is available now from the Main Man web site.