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I love music and especially live performances. Luckily Seattle is a very welcoming place for touring musicians and has many great venues to enjoy, so musicians whose work I follow often come this way every year or two. I generally try to plan for one concert a month in my budget, but in just this week I took in two shows. On Thursday funk legend and multi instrumentalist Maceo Parker and his amazingly talented and tight band played the first of a four night engagement at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley. And, last Sunday at The Triple Door, performing songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Patty Larkin celebrated the release of 25, an album of new duets with 25 other famous musician friends covering 25 of her love songs over her 25 year recording career. It was my third time hearing her perform and she is just an amazing player and singer. Joining her was the wonderful performing songwriter John Gorka. I think it was the fourth time I've had the pleasure of hearing that beautiful baritone of his live. Great fun! I invite you to get out to your local venues, support your fave musicians, see their concerts, buy their music, enrich your life. :-)