Black Market III CD Release Show @ The Griffin

The CD release show for 'Songs That Shake The Cage' was an absolute highlight in my musical carreer! I was beyond pleasantly surprised with the turnout...I was overwhelmed. Thank you to EACH AND EVERY ONE of you, our friends, who took the
 time to come out and help us celebrate. If I listed you all personally, this post would take an hour to read and list close to 200 names. You know that's exactly what I want to do, but I will defer. You all know who you are, how much you mean to us, and how much we REALLY appreciate and love you! It was our honor and great pleasure putting on this show for you.

We left the show that night with a calm sense of satisfaction, having savored every minute of the night. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of a night like that, and we really wanted to enjoy it to the fullest and breathe it in.

We are coming up on the anniversary of our first year as a band, and I just have to say again how proud I am of Roxanne and Haley, their dedication, hard work, attention to detail, and always positive attitudes. We wrap up our first year filled with great local shows, some fun road trips, and a lot of family 'bonding', with the release of this CD and a fun night at the San Diego Music Awards. 

We start off our second year with a month long tour through Belgium, Holland, Germany, and England. I am very thankful and grateful for the blessings that have come with being in this band and sharing it with you all.

I do want to thank and acknowledge a few people. Patti Fox, Dan Watson, Rosalea Schiavone, and Mark Schwartz for all your efforts, love, belief, and hard work helping us move this band forward.

Big thanks to 
Nena Anderson for playing a beautiful set to open the night with class. And to Stephen Rey & The Sex Trash feat. Low Volts for closing the night with some dirty rock'n'roll! 

Thanks to Joe Rinaldi and 
The Griffin SD for having us, and being so supportive and accomodating. Joe, I've known you for many, many years...thank you for all you have done for the live music scene. And to brother Art Johnson--THANKS for doing a KILLER job with the sound, and just being a cool friend.

Thanks to Stacey Holland for the AMAZING photography through the entire packaging of the CD, and to my great friend Aaron Holland for being the model in the shots.

Thanks to Nena Anderson again for the beautiful layout of the artwork.

Thanks to Joey Harris, Roni Lee, Mick Fritzsching, Cami Smith, Carl Sonny Leyland, and Anson Funderburgh for sharing your talents with us on the CD!

I promised to not go on and on, so I will close by saying once again....THANK YOU!

~~Scottie Blinn

(Photo by Eric Miller)

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