Monday music: “Don’t Quit Your Day Job”

Here’s a blast from the past, specifically 2003. From 1994 to 2000, I was part of a group called the Don’t Quit Your Day Job Players. We started out jamming at conventions, but it soon grew into a viable band that played actual gigs, not only at cons, but also at clubs and colleges and state and county fairs. We also released two CDs, TKB in 1996 and Blues Spoken Here in 1999.

The original lineup was me, David Honigsberg, and Pete Heck. Pete left in 1997 and we were then joined by Steve Rosenhaus. Like Pete before him, Steve split the lead-singer duties with David, and Steve also wrote lots of songs. One he decided to do was our “theme song,” since we had the name anyhow — so he wrote “Don’t Quit Your Day Job.”

The band kind of fell apart in 2000, as bands are wont to do, and David and Steve each put out solo CDs in the early 2000s. Steve invited me to participate on three of the songs, one of which was his own take on “Don’t Quit Your Day Job.” That’s me on percussion.

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