04/15/14 - Spring is Here and a Tour is Booked...

Right now, the last cold front is moving out, the flowers are already blooming, the baseball season is over 10 games in and life is looking pretty good. Hope you're all feeling the same way.

I just got back from a weekend trip to Dallas including an appearance at Opening Bell Coffee's Heartworn Highways Series, hosted by Ronnie Fauss. It was a blast. I got to play with Michael Prysock, who put on a hell of a show. We closed out the trip by catching the Astros take on the Rangers. Not a bad way to kick off April, at all.

The first leg of the summer touring is done. In mid-to-late June, we'll be heading east to visit places like Brooklyn, Philly, DC and more. Check out the 'shows' page for more information on that. It should be a great run.

Also, to keep reminding everyone, I'm still hosting the Open Mic, which is every other Tuesday at Cork Grinders. I'm going to miss one or two over the summer due to touring, but Patrick will hold down the fort while I'm gone, for sure. Check my show schedule for dates if you want to come out.

Alright, that's it for now. The new album from The Wayward Sons would make a great soundtrack to the spring weather, get it at our Bandcamp site. It's also available at MyTexasMusic.com, iTunes, Amazon and any other place you get music. Check it out and help spread the word. Many thanks!

03/01/14 - Spring is Finally Coming...

It has actually been winter here in Texas this year, which was fun at first, but cabin fever has set in and I'm ready to get out for some shows!

What have I been doing with all of the down time? Well, we have 95% of an East Coast-ish tour booked for June. We'll be going to Richmond, Philly, Brooklyn and many more places before coming home through the midwest. It's going to be a great time, folks. In late July/early August, I'll be heading to Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma for some shows, hopefully. We'll start booking that in about a month.

In the meantime, Huke and I will keep the Wayward Sons rolling forth. If you don't follow on the Facebook, mark March 18th down on the calendar, we're playing with our friends from California, Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray at Midnite Slice in Seabrook. It's going to be a good night of music and it'll start early so you're home in time to get a full night of sleep since it's a school night.

Also, I'm still hosting the open mic at Cork Grinders every other Thursday. Check my schedule for the next date. It's right up the road from the house and I'm happy to bring some local folks out for everyone to enjoy. If you're around Baytown, come on out. The audiences have been packed and people are really into it.

Alright, that's all I have for now, folks! Go order the new album from The Wayward Sons at our Bandcamp site. It's also available at MyTexasMusic.com, iTunes, Amazon and any other place you get music. Check it out and help spread the word. Many thanks!

01/14/14 - Another Brand New Year

2013 was a damn fine year for me, I must say. How good was it? Well, let me lay it out for you...

Basic stats: 78 shows in 25 cities in 10 states. I travelled over 10,000 miles solely to and from shows. I played with a bunch of people I respect as musicians and have been fortunate enough to be considered friends by.

I met a ton of interesting folks in the audiences, sold a few hundred CDs and Ohio became my favorite state in the union mainly based off the kindness of everyone I met while in the state from gas clerks to fellow drivers to musicians to people treating me like we were old friends despite just meeting for the first time.

I sat in the dug out at Busch Stadium, had childhood dreams come true as I walked through Wrigley Field and got to watch Homer Bailey pitch for the Cincinnati Reds with my son. Huke and I finally made a full-length album together as The Wayward sons and it's the most proud I've ever been of a musical project I've done. It felt good to do with it with someone who has become as special and close to me as a blood relative could ever hope to be.

I did all of it without missing a single play, concert, parent's night, family science night or anything of the sort with the kids. I did it while working full-time. Am I being overly self-congratulatory? Probably. But this is the moment to look back...now I start moving forward into 2014...

2014 will see some new projects, a couple of out of state tours and various other interesting things. Just keep checking back!

Alright, that's all I have for now, folks! Remember, you can listen to, buy and share my music at Bandcamp. Any way you spread the word helps out. Many thanks!