I wake up every morning and ask myself that very question.
Sometimes I’m in a hotel room, a couple of hundred miles away from home.
Sometimes I’m in my room, getting ready to figure out what kinds of business things I need to take care of (don’t kid yourself, in order to be successful in this line of work you have to be equal parts booking agent, PR person, business developer, and performer… with the latter usually taking up the least amount of your time).
Today, I added to my list of things I need to do: “Fill People In.”
Fill you in on what, exactly?
Well, a lot. Here goes.
At the end of this month I’m going to be recording an acoustic show. Sometime after that, I’m going to give it away for free through this website. Holly and I have been talking about her designing some very special artwork for a limited edition pressing of the show, so we may do that too (gotta pay the bills, right?). I’ve played hundreds upon hundreds of acoustic shows– they’re nearest to my heart when it comes to performing– so I figured, why not record one for you. And give it away. OK, so it won’t be totally free. I’ll probably ask you for your email address in exchange for the recording (to keep you updated with all of my illustrious goings-on, of course, and not to shill discounted medications or anything like that), but email addresses are free, so maybe it will be totally free.
Now that I’ve thoroughly confused you, lets move on.
We’ll be shooting a video for “Room #27″ soon. I’m excited to give this new venture a whirl, and we’ve been working hard on the script. I think you’re really going to dig it.
Finally, Rodney Hayden and I will be reviving the New American Voices tour this spring, in conjunction with the fine, upstanding individuals over at the9513.com. I’m excited about this– we’re going to be doing a west coast swing this time around, and for the first couple of shows, we’ll be joined on stage by some of the best, most successful songwriters wandering the earth these days. Keep an eye out for some announcements as to just who those blokes will be once we get everything confirmed.
And one last thing– some of you may have noticed the addition of the little “freelance” tab up there at the top of the screen. I’ve been doing a lot of freelance writing work lately. It’s something that I’m proud of, and it’s something that I enjoy doing, so I figured I’d share it with all of you. If you’d like to read what I’ve written, you can click on the link on that page to surf your way over to “words to kick around,” which serves as my tiny little corner of the interwebs in regards to my written pieces.
I hope 2010 finds you rested, recharged, and ready for some new and exciting things!
See you out there, somewhere, on the road!