Monday, November 10, 2008

And people actually came to see me.

I did a show for Woodcreek Church in Richardson last Wednesday. It was a blast!

It wasn't even in a house. It was in a big church building. There was a cover charge! I'm serious. They charged people $5. About 200 very kind, very optimistic folks paid money and sat thru about 80 minutes of my songs and -- of course -- my ranting/preaching/joking.

The band was amazing. I mean it was top-notch. Michael Steele was on drums, as usual. Josh Taylor of Clairmont and Com Church was on electric. The legendary Brady Redwine made his "comeback" on various keyboards and organs. And JP Mendez, bass player to the stars, laid down the low end. It was nice.

Also, these girls opened up. Usually, anyone who gets stuck opening up for me is pretty terrible. I mean, I'm like, nobody, so if you open up for me, well, just make sure you know how to whip up a tall non-fat something-or-other, because the prospects for fame ain't great on the Ross King World Tour Opening Act Stage. I owe it to you to tell you this. You'll thank me later. I mean, literally, you'll thank me. You'll be like "thanks for coming to Starbuck's."

Here's a pic of said talented females:

Anyway these girls (can I say "girls"?) were fantastic. I'm serious. I told them after it was over that they were like Colbie Caillat meets Natalie Merchant and they get saved and start an acoustic duo. It was that good. You should all go to their myspace and send them messages telling them to let me produce their next record.

So in summary, the show kicked booty. Great crowd. They laughed at my jokes (which only made me tell more jokes, cuz I get all drunk on the power and approval). They clapped after my songs (and occasionally -- gasp! -- during them). Nobody threw anything. Only a few people left in the middle of the show (and of course I mocked them). I'm telling you, it was enough to make a man want to hit the road again.

Well, maybe not...

All pics were taken by Jon Lilley, a cool dude on the staff of Woodcreek Church. Except the ones of my baby. He should be so lucky.


Todd Wright said...

I was really digging those pictures of the concert...and then in comes the baby pics!

Ah! Babies beat concerts every time.

By the way, the word verification that authorizes my comment says this:


I expected better from you, Ross King.

Christy@pipandsqueak said...

I really wanted to come since we live in Dallas and it has been since Breakaway days in 95 that I have been to a Ross Kin gig. But, we had our community group and we are the leaders. I am glad it went well.

Johnny! said...

The entire series of concert pics was completely upstaged by your baby. After all these years in showbiz, you forget the rule against working with kids and animals?

Oh, and "losorsa" to Todd.

Mary-Light House Gal said...

Wanna go again in mid to late January? McKinney St. Baptist Church in Denton? We're trying to pull together a concert to benefit Little Light House. I presented the idea to a group of local pastors last week, and they are all in. Bring Naomi and we will all ooh and ahh over that precious child and feed your family lots of Babes.

eric adcock said...

i would pay to see the great ross king...

eric adcock

Ber said...

this gave me a good chuckle. for many reasons.

but MOSTLY because i made your coffee the other starbucks. that makes me 'that girl'. especially since i have a college degree.

had i not been mostly speechless due to my girly starstruck tendencies [pause: yes, i said starstruck ((starbuckstruck?))]....i probably would have asked you to make sure your grande no whip mocha latte wasn't way too strong. i thought long and hard about it. but, i chickened out.

i think chickening out is better than that one time i told ben stuart i was intimidated to be making his coffee. REALLY? i'm a fool. not the 'fool for your love' kind. but the 'oh so cynical and cool' kind.

....i should probably stop with the ross king puns. i fully realize they're only funny in my head.

one of the best parts of working at starbucks is getting to make coffee for really cool people that are humble and think nobody knows who they are, when secretly we're in the back saying "jeff johnson! robbie seay! ben stuart! ross king! jimmy needham! we make coffee for rock-stars!"

for the record, i am beyond aware that i'm the red as far as cool points go...

but, my word verification is 'ramen'. that's BOUND to be worth 33 cents. or two million pennies not worth a dime. dangit. i need lessons on not being lame.