04/01/15 - Keepin' On Truckin'...
I could lie to you again and apologize for not update much on here, but that's just the way she goes for us independent musical types. Besides, I've been pretty busy with the whole single parent deal. Does that mean I'm sitting at home, cooking oatmeal and changing diapers?!? No! I've been playing some great shows and having some fun.
I've been lucky enough to play with Those Crosstown Rivals again, Jkutchma, Austin Lucas and others over the past 6 weeks and have had a blast seeing so many talented folks do their thing. It has gotten me all prepped up for the recording on the new album, which will be done by the early summer months. I'm not sure how it will be released yet, but I'm betting digitally since I have no way to pay for pressing at this time. We'll see how it goes. Crowdfunding seems like it would be an embarassing failure. Heh.
Summer tour plans are in full swing. I'll be doing a New Orleans, Memphis and Jackson run in June, then a week in July through Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and possibly Ohio. You know I love me some Ohio! Hope to see a few friendly faces out there and to have some fun in towns far away.
That's all I have for now. I'm still hosting open mic at Cork Grinders, down the road from my house...check the dates and come hang out! I'll be doing my birthday bash there on the 25th of April, so don't miss that! Be safe, folks!
02/19/15 - Where You Been?
Sorry for being so quiet lately. It has been quite the run of events lately, including a divorce that is currently going on. With that said, we're getting back to business as usual here in my world.
I've got a few solo gigs lined up and even some full band shows for The Wayward Sons. The first one of the upcoming shows is next week as we celebrate the birthday of our friend, and ninebullets.net writer, Laura Allmon. The Grizzly Band, Those Crosstown Rivals and Josh Nolan will be on the bill, as well. It'll be a fine show.
What's coming up? Well, I'm working on a stripped-down, solo, acoustic release that will come out sooner than later. I'm not sure if it will be an EP or LP, but it is coming. I'm also working a few trips out of state in the coming months. With the new household dynamic, I just need to figure out how to make it happen. See you all soon!
01/06/15 - And now...2015
Hope you all had a fine holiday season. I certainly did. Rest was the number one order of business and I actually got some in. I even started working on a new solo release, which will hopefully come out by the end of the year. Hopefully is the key word here, though.
Between naps, I ended up adding a couple of shows to the mix to close out the year. I ended at 93 shows for the year. I travelled over 10,000 miles, played with some killer band, made lifelong memories with friends and family, got to play a set a Minute Maid Park and even got some off-time in Ohio to visit my new favorite state as a simple tourist. 2014 was one of the best years I've had.
The new year will filled with shows all over the place. I'm working on hitting the road more and seeing more faces. Hopefully a few of you are amongst them. Also, the open mic at Cork Grinders is expanding to a weekly deal, so come hang out if you're in the area. If I'm not on the road, I'll be there. See you all soon!