Here we go about to close out this year, and begin to groove on a brand new shiny one…!
I want to that all y’all for your amazing support throughout 2013 and I’m looking forward hanging with you some more in ’14!
2013 has been a year for touring the Western US, Canada, Europe and for writing and recording my new record “Easy Gone”…a record I started six some odd months ago with some of the songs not even wrote yet and some just plain unfinished…who goes into the studio with just an idea and some semblance of a melody? Reckon it might seem loco but I’ve been witness to crazier things that came out right…! Anyway long story short, it’s a done deal and I’m real happy with the way it shaped out. It’s got grit, groove, simplicity, and lots of air in it…! We are now looking at the art work that will go with it…! Looking forward to a mid to late April release on my very solid label Red House Records, who I’m happy to report, have the amazing Angie Carlson steering the publicity wheels these days…!
I’ve got a very good feeling about what’s to come in 2014, friends, and I can’t wait to wade into it…! I’ve been doing this a good long while now, and I’m still all jazzed up about it…!
Please come by and say hello at one of the shows…I so look forward to seeing you…!!
I’m very glad to be heading out to California and Oregon later this week for twenty some odd days, where I’ll be playing two of my favorites; Strawberry, and Sisters festivals. With me playing Wurlitzer piano and sometimes accordion will be the wonderful Ritchie Lawrence (http://richielawrence.com/), a fine player I used to be in a band with many years ago out Colorado way. I will also be playing the well known McCabe’s Guitar Shop (http://www.mccabes.com/) with the very fine songwriter/guitar player/performer, Ernest Troost (http://ernesttroost.com/). Ernest is a very cool cat who lays it down true…! Also, I’m very much looking forward to my stop at Biscuit & Blues (http://www.biscuitsandblues.com/) in Fan Francisco, a place I love to play…!
Here’s the tour schedule for the west coast!
8/23 SYLA Presents House Concert, Oakland, CA www.facebook.com/pages/SYLA-Presents/198863890145181
8/25 Grand Ole Echo, Los Angeles, CA http://www.thegrandoleecho.com
8/28 Biscuits and Blues, San Francisco, CA http://www.biscuitsandblues.com/
8/29-Sept 1 Strawberry Music Festival, Yosemite National Park, CA http://strawberrymusic.com
9/3-8 Sisters Folk Festival and SongwritingAcademy, Sisters, OR http://www.sistersfolkfestival.org
We just got a peak at our new video for the song “mile marker 41″, the likely title track for my new and almost finished Red House Records CD slated for release in the spring of 2014. The clip was directed by Patrick Bosworth, and co-features Chuck Hawthorne (http://chuckhawthorne.com/) as a shifty type on a mission to retrieve something left behind at the scene of a crime near mile marker 41…Chuck is a very fine songwriter you’ll soon be hearing about! I am looking forward to producing his recording this fall…
I haven’t seen you in a while, so come on by and say hello…I have some new songs and am feeling extra fine…!