Thursday, August 28, 2008

Starbucks 8-30-08

I know I just used this flyer but I really like it....

Busy Weekend

Sorry about the silence over the past couple of weeks, but we have been super busy. First off, this past weekend we were busy playing shows. Starting on Thursday we played at the Chief Crazy Horse Inn. A great show, the party was found at the Chief Crazy Horse Inn late into the night on Thursday.

On Friday we hopped over to the Auburn Alehouse and once again we had an amazing time playing for the folks there. Jordan Emmans was also around and graced us with a performance of several originals as well as some amazing covers. All of the people involved with The Auburn Alehouse are great people and a great time is had by all who are there.

Saturday we made the drive down to Sacramento and played at M.V.P. Sports Grill. This was an interesting show. We finally found out about the show that morning at about 10:00 am, drove down and were confronted with extreme negativism. The Art of Whimsy does not look like you typical band (i.e. drums, bass, guitar, and vocals). Instead we feature guitar, mandolin, percussion, and vocals, a lot of people don't see how we can get a place going and keep the people dancing and drinking. Normally people will at least give us a chance and never have they been disappointed. This show we were not given that chance. Even still we did what we do. The only person who seemed to not be enjoying the music was the person expecting your typical band. Oh well, they crowd had a good time, and that is who we are there to please.

After the late night Saturday we got up and drove all the way down to Bakersfield to play for our good friends at The Journey. Personally, this is one of my favorite places to play (minus the drive). The people in charge are super welcoming, generous, and friendly. This last trip they even gave us a little ice chest filled with drinks for the drive home. And the people that come to the show are sincere and appreciate that we are there to play music for them.

The open mic night on Tuesday was a great night. We had several familiar faces come back to share their gift. People such as our buddy Jim playing some old time country tunes, Jordan Emmans, Rich, and of course we were there. We also met some great new performers who are promising to come back again. Corrie and Jim from Sluicebox came in and played several acoustic sets, Mike played some killer thumb picking guitar. The people there were also privileged to see Rob Bonner perform acoustic guitar with his buddy Jim and old students Jordan and Nathan Emmans. The party was going until around 12:00 and we are hoping for a repeat performance this coming Tuesday.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Chief Crazy Horse Inn (8-21-08)

Last night was a good night at the Crazy Horse. We started around 8:00 and shut down the town at around 12:00. All the other bars were closing around 11 and the people came over to the only open bar with live music going. We were super excited to bring in some business for the owners, times are slow pretty much everywhere right now. They hired us to entertain and to bring/keep business . It always feels good when you do just that...

We also need to say thanks for the awesome bartender that took care of us: getting drinks, bringing us amazing food (compliments to the chef), and for keeping the place open for us!

Also don't forget tonight at the Auburn Alehouse at 8 PM!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Basement Wines

Just a reminder to all of you good folks out there in the Northern California area. We are hosting/playing the open mic at Basement Wines tonight in Colfax, Ca. So come out for a good time, music and wine.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Photos from Auburn Alehouse

If you are interested in checking out photos from Auburn Alehouse you can click here

I don't remember the name of the photographer that took them, but we are playing there again this Friday so I will be sure to get his name this time and make sure to give credit where credit is due. If I remember correctly he is also the person who does the Auburn Alehouse website.
Auburn Alehouse 8-22-08
chief crazy 8-21-08

Friday, August 15, 2008

Paradise Grill Tonight!

Those of you in the Rocklin/Roseville area, Nathan will be playing a solo gig at The Paradise Grill in Roseville this evening at six o'clock. He will be sharing the night with Rocky Kajimura. The Paradise Grill is located at

1410 E Roseville Pkwy # 140
Roseville, CA 95661

See you there!

Monday, August 11, 2008


I just wanted to say a quick thanks to all of you that came out to Cooper's on Friday. I think a good time was had by all. Silver Service is incredibly entertaining and we were truly fortunate to share the stage with them.

For those of you who missed the show we started the evening off playing for about an hour and half; a variety of originals mixed with a cover here and there. For "Steal My Kisses" "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and one other song I am forgetting we were backed up on vocals by a singer songwriter. (I am forgetting her name right now as well. She was a familiar face but last night was our first official meeting. Maybe Nathan will remember her name). Anyway, she had a great voice and we are hoping to get her out to Basements Wines Open Mic Night and hear her play some tunes for us.

Silver Service closed the evening with two sets of a variety of incredibly well done covers and several Silver Service Originals. If you have never seen them play I suggest you try and catch a show sometime, you will not be disappointed.

Again, thanks for coming out and don't forget to come on down to Basement Wines Open Mic Night every Tuesday and 7:30.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Tonight with Silver Service

A pleasant reminder that tonight The Art of Whimsy is with Silver Service at Cooper's Ale Works in Historic Nevada City, Ca. The show starts at eight o'clock, and we promise a good time.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Remember two things

First tomorrow night the art of whimsy is playing with silver service at Cooper's Alehouse at 8:00 o'clock. So it is easy to remember 8-8-08 at 8:00.


So download the album for free listen to it, tell phil how good it is then come to our show and tell us how good it is.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I'm an idiot...

So it was just brought to my attention that on the flyer that I made for Cooper's I put Saturday, August 8th. I am not sure what year this will be, but it is not this August the 8th. What the flyer should say is Friday, August 8th. So...

The Art of Whimsy is playing THIS Friday at 8 pm with the great Silver Service! We look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Auburn Alehouse

Last night at the Auburn Alehouse was amazing. We accidently started 30 min. early. I guess we were eager to play, we sound checked, said we were going to take a break and then kept playing. Oh well, although we were going to have Elijah Steven open up for us. Instead he filled in for our first and last break. Later in the evening we had Jordan Emmans come up and play a couple of tunes for us. He just made it back into town after almost three years in Korea and then riding his bike across the United States. He will end the trip in an other 70 miles after he reaches 4,000. It was great to see him play again. He is one of my favorite guitar players.

Anyway it was a great crowd, amazing food, and good times. We are hoping to play there again in the near future so you will have to come out to the next show.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


I just wanted to highlight our shows coming up this month of August.  We would love for you all to come out to any shows that you are by (or you can drive very far if you want to).  If you do stop by come up and say hello, we always love talking to you guys.  

Sat, August 2, 20088:30 pmThe Auburn AlehouseAuburn, Ca
Tues, August 5, 20087:30 pmBasement Wines Open MicColfax, Ca
FRIDAY, August 8, 20088:00 pmCooper's Ale Works w/ Silver ServiceNevada City, Ca
Tues, August 12, 20087:30 pmBasement Wines Open MicColfax, Ca
Thu, August 21, 20088:00 pmChief Crazy Horse InnNevada City, Ca
Sat, August 23, 2008TBAVisalia Oak BallparkVisalia, Ca
Sat, August 23, 20089:00 pmThe Cellar DoorVisalia, Ca
Sun, August 24, 20087:00 pmThe Journey w/ SidecarVisalia, Ca


A couple of months ago we were invited to play on public radio station KVMR 89.5 out of Nevada City, Ca with Walking Larry.  When we got there, Larry had forgotten.  He is in the middle of remodeling his house so he is extremely busy.  Lucky for us he had nothing else really planned so he was willing to slide us in anyway.  

We talking about recording a new album, our shows at Auburn Alehouse tonight and Coopers on friday.  While we were there we also played two songs:  Avery's Choice II and Rebekah's Song.  Larry is a huge fan and a great guy so a good time is always promised when we go in and see him.  He recorded the show so hopefully we will be able to get a copy of it this time and post it on here and our website so you all can hear the show.