05/07/15 - New album, Tours and more...
To begin, I'm making a new album! It will be called 'These Lonesome Nights' and I got full funding from an IndieGoGo campaign that I never posted here. It has about 24 hours left, so if you don't check the Facebook page, visit here to donate! The actual album will be 8-10 songs and about 3-4 classics will be redone the way I wanted them done as 'digital bonus' songs. The actual track listing of the song depends on the length of the songs. Eventually I would like to do these on vinyl, so it will be constrained to the length of an LP.
Next up, I will be on the road quite a bit this summer. Right now, I'm doing a run in June to Memphis, New Orleans and Jackson, then I will be heading to Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia for some shows in July. What's coming up in August? I'll probably hit the Hill Country, San Antonio, Austin and more. With the new album coming out, I will be hitting all sorts of spots around Texas and beyond. Let me know if you want me to come to your town, I'll make sure I get there, especially if you can host.
That's all I have for now. Check out the 'shows' page to see where I'll be at all times. I suck at updating the main page, but with the shows page, I always stay on top of adding shows. Check it out! Hope to see you all around sooner than later!
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!