Rolfe and Jay at the Store
by craig eddy
What to do, what to do? Got up this Sunday morning to drizzle and cold. Lacking a plan for the day I decided to follow this simple formula guaranteed to make the morning into something special. I logged onto sangregoriostore.com and saw that Jay Howlett a well known singersongriter from Pacifica was playing the 11am show. Had a cuppa coffee and headed out to San Gregorio. I could see a promise of blue skies out over the ocean as I got to the Store. You can always count on good music with a great atmosphere when you visit the Store on the weekends. As Jay finished his first song the sun broke through. Coinsidence? Performing with Jay was Rolfe Wyer on electric bass. The two of them have wonderful vocal harmonies and obviously enjoy what they were doing. Is it stage banter if there is no stage? Both Jay and Rolfe belong to a songwriters co-op known as Blah Blah Woof Woof. All the songwriters in the co-op help support each other with recording and being the band when one is called for. They work together to promote each other, share gigs, and share the financial load for all the logistics. Their goal is making it affordable to do all the business side of things in hopes of attaining the goal of a sustainable career in music. Jay has several CD’s available with members of Blah Blah Woof Woof as the band members. Also appearing on some of his cuts are Joe Craven, Marti Atkinson, and Carol McComb all well known Northern California musicians. I have to mention the graphic art on his Cd covers is really wonderful stuff. After all was said and done, what a great time with very little driving involved! Such a cool option when at a loss of what to do on a weekend but don’t feel like driving much. Check out Jay on Facebook and www.blahblahwoofwoof.com and if you haven’t checked out the San Gregorio General Store music program yet, check out the Store’s website to see upcoming shows and maybe I’ll see you down there.