….And I didn’t have to drive all the way to Colorado to find it!
I’ve done that since last we’ve spoken, by the way. Josh Grider and I enjoyed a nice little jaunt up to Colorado and down through New Mexico for some shows. Good times were had by all. I’m a blessed man, you know. Not only do I have a wonderful wife who supports all of my hairbrained dreams, but I get to share the road with some of my best friends in the world. I wonder, as the relentless pace of time marches onward, what the rest of the world will make of this time in my life, as I’ve spent the last few years trading songs with people like Josh, Rodney Hayden, Austin Collins, Matt Skinner, Matt Powell, Walt Wilkins, Bruce Robison (more on Bruce in a minute), Adam Hood… I could go on for quite some time with a list of fantastic writers and people of whom I am lucky to count as my friends.
Now that I think of it, I don’t really care what the rest of the world will make of it. We could all go on to fame and fortune– or we could all continue to do what we do– and I’d still be thankful for every second of it. It’s a wild and fulfilling ride, and every once in a while it’s a good move to remind myself of how truly lucky I am.
Back to Bruce.
On Sunday, October 17th I’ll be trading songs with Bruce and Grammy-winning songwriter Bobby Boyd. It’ll be a special show– the final event of Bruce Robison’s Bandera Homecoming– on the wonderfully tiny stage inside of Arkey Blue’s Silver Dollar, and I’m really excited about it. If you’d like more information, head over to Bruce’s website.
My relentless touring will continue well into the new year– solo shows, band shows, songwriter shows with some of your favorite writers every tuesday at The Phoenix Saloon in New Braunfels, more shows with Josh– and then in the middle of January, I’ll head back into the studio. My 4th studio album, 5th overall will be called Fresh Water in the Salton Sea. I’m thinking about firing up one of those fancy U-Stream websites and broadcasting the entire recording process via the webcam on my laptop. You know, just so you eavesdropping types can keep tabs on all of the goings on of recording life. I think it’ll be a neat experience, and I’m really proud of this group of songs I’ve amassed for the new record. I’ve got a few more up my sleeve before we’re ready to go, but I already have a good feeling about how this one will turn out. Stay tuned for more info as we get a little closer to the date.
Though, depending on rainfall, it may take me a little while to get back to you if your preferred method of communication happens to be smoke signal.
You can still download my live acoustic album, Alone, But Not Lonely by clicking on the “Free Music” tab at the top right hand corner of the menu bar on this site. It’s totally free (as you might have guessed by the “free music” tab) and I hope you enjoy it.
Additionally, you can check out what the road looks like from my point of view in the photos section. I’m uploading new pictures constantly.
See you somewhere out there on the wide open, occasionally photographed, rarely predictable road.