Camisha Ruffins, Bassist

Archive for January, 2012

Bandtastic4-upcoming gig

2/2/2012 @ Stereo Live
6400 Richmond, Houston, TX 77057
 
raw natural born artists: featured music artist showcase-BANDTASTIC4 [check out a review written by mr. fantastic himself! http://www.rawartists.org/view-artists/userprofile/BANDTASTICFOUR

$10/ticket


Stony&Hemp-upcoming gigs

2/18/2012
Stony&Hemp presents
MARDI GRAS PARTY ALL
“bayou a drink”
8684 Louetta Road
Spring, TX 77379-6740
3pm-7pm

3/2/2012
stony &hemp will be playing at jailhouse saloon in Olde townSpring
310 N Preston St Spring, TX 77388

June 2012
we’ve been selected to showcase at Gulf Coast Blues Festival
More info tba


Sunday night jam session at jailhouse saloon

So I went out to old town spring with my stony&hemp drummer kevin berry to assemble with stony at a jam session at the jailhouse saloon ( 310 N Preston St Spring, TX 77388) in olde town spring, TX. Man it was so far and so much fun!

Anika  chambers and the house rules (band) sung etta james’s I would rather go blind’  (I’ll search for the video on youtube)

So kevin and I arrive right as a jam set was ending so no time to dir and throw back a few as we walked straight to the stage (well, people made their way to ask if I was going play-yeah they see that I was packing something on my back). We played a few and won the crowd over from the start…now if e can capture their attention with impromptu jams I’m giddy about how powerful we’ll be when we perform with a couple of practices under our belt.

after our impromptu set Charlie parker band (the house band) ended the sunday night jam with a soft set…their last song tastefully was Riviera paradise by stevie ray vaughn- ‘couldnt stand the weather’ album (i think lol).  


Past week’s gig in review

Last Sunday of January. 3rd minute past 2:15am. Just arrived home from a gig in Webster,TX. all female trio (me and my gals Julia Smith and Melanie Bivens) backing an affluent poet whose words were quite edgy and provocative…that one man show was sufficient but he had to add Marium Echo to the program and my my my did the expected bar set was raised astronomically. I bought her mixtape (though it was at a discount its so good that I would’ve paid double for the live quality + awesome content. I hope those that recorded segments of the show will upload them to youtube.

Friday
Midnight or a little bit before. Me, Julia Smith on drums, casey colello wrecking the mic, cale borne rippin the guitar strings hopped on stage after awesome acts such as soulutionn, justified and others…after 3-4 hours good and sub par performances (not trying to be mean but…im joking lol) the crowd thinned out nevertheless we rocked it whether it was 50 or 5000 fans and groupies…

Sunday I’m guaranteed to do my last gig for a while (well hopefully not)…yep two church services st the church without walls (churchwithoutwalls.org) log on and watch any of the six weekly services!


Wednesday morning’s slumber lacking post

Woke up bright eyed at 9am.  Went to bed at 7am though (researching and shedding).  Handled the necessaries til I realized that my slumber was cut short so now I’m back in bed for another try. But for 20 minutes or so I studied some bass demonstrations…i gotta invest in me and my vast real estate of creativity.  Hopefully I can score some more sleepage (yep, my word) til the PM…


My Performance Calendar 1st qtr, 2012

JANUARY

27th

-The Mink 3718 Main St /Houston, TX 77002 /(713) 522-9985  [8pm/$10 cover]   @bandtasticfour along with @soulutionn and @itsjustified

28th

-Donald “The Illusionist”  presents…. [Melanie Bivens on keys and Julia Smith on drums]

Webster Civic Center
311 Pennsylvania Ave.
Webster, TX 77598
7pm

FEBRUARY

2nd
-Stereo Live
6400 Richmond, Houston, TX 77057
 

raw natural born artists: featured music artist showcase-BANDTASTIC4 [check out a review written by mr. fantastic himself! http://www.rawartists.org/view-artists/userprofile/BANDTASTICFOUR

11th
-gig with the great Larry Barrett
More info tba

18th
-Stony&Hemp presents
MARDI GRAS PARTY ALL
“bayou a drink”
8684 Louetta Road
Spring, TX 77379-6740
3pm-7pm

[sneak peek-2nd qtr May 18th be on the lookout for another hot show coming your way]


Stony and Hemp’s fantastic Debut

what many may not know is that i’m part of a bluesy funk group called  stony&hemp…yep that’s a hot name and we own it lol.  Think of us as not your average peaches & herb rolled joint. anyways our debut performance will be February 18, 2012

MARDI GRAS PARTY ALL

“bayou a drink”

8684 Louetta Road

Spring, TX 77379-6740

(281) 378-7070

3-7pm

if you’re available spring onto 45N and tasty amenities that the bar provides, great music and an awesome mardi gras experience!!!!  more info to come!!!!