Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Our Goodbyes to Joe

We want to thank everybody who's been reaching out to us during this sad week. We're looking forward to making the transition that Joe Dobbs used to talk about, the one from mourning a death to celebrating a life, and we guess we started down the road last night when we came together to say our goodbyes to him.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Joe Dobbs (1934-2015), Rest in Peace, Dear Friend

We are heartbroken. And old friend and bandmate Joe Dobbs has passed away just weeks after his 81st birthday. Some some of us have known Joe for well over half our lives -- Joe was one of the three of us who founded The Flood more than 40 years -- and we are still a bit in shock, you'll understand. As a tribute, we thought we'd share with you, our extended Flood family, some Joe Dobbs moments from over the years. Joe, we don't know where we go from here without you, except that we know that we really *won't* be going on without you. You'll live in our hearts and minds as long as we live. You enriched our lives and times, and we will miss you. Rest in peace, dear friend.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Georgia on My Mind

In music, it's sometimes those "throw-away" moments that you're still thinking about the next day.  In The Flood, we've never really worked up a real arrangement of the great Hoagy Carmichael standard, "Georgia on My Mind." While we love it, it's always been just a warm-up number, a filler to play while waiting for another tune to come along. But from last night's rehearsal, it was still the song we were thinking of 18 hours later, and if that's not a candidate for the weekly podcast then nothing is!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I Still Miss Someone

The Flood doesn't do much commercial country music, but ever so often one of the classic country tunes seems to fall just naturally into a Flood groove. Not long ago, our Michelle Lewis started humming this wonderful old Johnny Cash standard and before long we were working up an arrangement. Here's where we stand on the "I Still Miss Someone" project.