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Summer: the busiest non-busy season

Summer is our slower season, so people tend to think that I get a little bit of a break in the summer. It’s actually the opposite:

When we have more teams on, that increases the odd that at least one team will have assignments close to home. When we have just one or two teams on, then those teams go wherever the shows are booked. It is true that I will typically put players on near the gigs that are booked…in my particular case, I am my own first player assigned to shows wherever they are in most situations. So during the fall through mid-spring I may have 3-4 gigs in a week near home, we now are in the part of the year where I have 1-2 gigs…all over the country.

This morning, I am typing this report from the Omaha Nebraska airport, headed to Burbank California for a Fun Pianos dueling pianos show in Santa Barbara tomorrow. Saturday, I fly to Houston for a show in Montgomery Texas the next day. I do get 6 days at home before heading to Minneapolis for a Monday show, Clay Center Nebraska, then Stowe Vermont.

As a company summer is slower, but as the owner and lead player, it’s busier than ever!

Have a FUN day!


— Sam Ferguson, owner/lead player