I hope this finds you doing superbly well. I wanted to shoot everyone a quick update to fill you in on some future shows, house concerts, music, festivals… you know, the usual.
Next week I take off to the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico to participate in our third Red River Songwriters’ Festival. Three years ago, I started this festival along with my talented friends Walt Wilkins, Susan Gibson, Kelley Mickwee, Josh Grider, and Brandy Zdan. We were all-in as one group of friends and colleagues to see if we could catch a little bit of the magic that floats around Red River, New Mexico and turn it into something cool. I’m happy to say that we did, and now, in its third year, it’s already gotten much bigger than I expected in such a short period of time. We added Ray Wylie Hubbard and Bruce Robison to the roster this year, and I can’t wait to see both of their sets. It’s never too late to join us (the festival runs from January 23rd to January 25th… so unless you’re reading this on January 26th, it’s not too late), should you decide to make a last-minute road trip. Click on the link above to find out how.
I have a few shows on the east coast in February as part of a little NPR radio tour I’m doing. I’ll be playing in Boston, New York City, and Washington, DC, with the possibility of a few more dates coming through in the next couple of weeks. My dates are listed on my website here should you live in that area and want to catch a show.
Wide Listener continues to do well with both critics and fans alike, and I’m so grateful for that. I love everything about that little record, and I hope that you can find something to love about it as well.
A few months ago I had a wonderful experience at the San Benave Concert Series in League City, TX. It was one of those nights where everything just seemed to fall into place. I came off the stage feeling great about the performance, wishing I had recorded the entire thing for a live album. Well, it turns out I did. The sound engineer forgot to ask if I was okay with him recording my set, and when I mentioned to him that I wished we had recorded it, he delivered the good news. We’re going through all of it now, but I’m 99.9% sure I’ll be releasing a live record in the late spring chock full of tunes and stories(I’ve already come up with a title for it– Sad Songs Happily Played) . I’ll keep you posted as things develop.
Finally, I’m in the process of booking shows for the remainder of my spring, so if there’s a place that you’d like to see me play, or if you’re interested in hosting a house concert (my favorite type of show to play, hands down), reply to this email with your thoughts, wishes, or suggestions.
Well, that rambled on far longer than I had intended. Sorry about that.
Hope to see you out there on the road somewhere, and thanks for supporting music made by people like me.
All my best,