Mic and I will be hittin’ the road next week for one more Full Body acoustic duo run. Friday the 6th we’ll be in Washington DC opening for Whitey Morgan and the 78s at Gypsy Sally’s. Saturday the 7th we’ll return to the site of not only one of our favorite gigs of 2013, but one of our favorite gigs ever, at the 1724 House Concert in Richmond. We met some of the greatest people there back in July – can’t wait to see you all again!
On Wednesday the 18 I’ll be at The Well opening solo acoustic for Sugarman outta Cincinnati. This is an early show starting at 8:00 so I look forward to seeing all the hometown friends. Please visit the Shows page for all the details on this show and all the others then make plans to come out and see us.
I’ll be enjoying a variety of musical activities over the next few months… November 30th I’ll be joining Itchy & the Hater Tots and several very special guests at The Shed to perform the soundtrack to the 1969 film “Easy Rider.” I’ll be joining them for the Steppenwolf classic, “The Pusher.”
The first weekend in December Mic and I will be going back out for one more Full Body run – Gypsy Sally’s (Washington DC) > 1724 House Concerts (Richmond, VA) – so make sure to visit the Shows page for all the details and ticket links.
And stay tuned for details on the Punk Tribute Night I’ll be playing at the Pilot Light with some of my favorite people on January 17th. We call ourselves… Punken Stupor!
Mic and I will be hittin’ the road later this month for another round of Full Body shows, this time we’re invading Smith’s Olde Bar (17th), The Southland Ballroom (18th), Horizon Records (19th), The Thirsty Beaver Saloon (20th) and The Well (23rd, opening for Tim Easton), then at the end of the month I’ll be debuting my new band at Capone’s (26th) on a twin-bill with our pals Ned Van Go.
Something I’m really excited about though is that I’ll be playing my first show ever in my hometown of Madisonville, Tennessee on Friday, November 1st! This is a special benefit performance for Hiwassee College and MACA (Monroe Area Council for the Arts) and tickets are on sale now!
The recording of two new songs, “Wild Wild West” and “Second Thoughts,” went well last month and I couldn’t be happier with them. We’re gonna fool around with them a bit on the mixing board and I’ll keep you updated on the progress. Wrapping up the summer I’ll play again down in Spartanburg, SC on the 6th at a new club, The Speakeasy, then return home to open for Donna The Buffalo at the Bijou Theatre on the 13th. Ain’t no place like the right time!
I’ll take to the studio this month to record a new song or two that I’ve been working on with my pals the Tim Lee 3 – more details on that as they become available. In the meantime, Mic Harrison and I will be doing a few more Full Body dates together in Alabama and Tennessee. Friday the 23rd we’ll be playing Moonlight On The Mountain in Birmingham with the red hot Hillary Reynolds Band, the next night we’ll be back in Nashville for an evening at The Family Wash, then Monday the 26th we’ll finish the run off back home in Knoxville opening the SOLD OUT Huey Lewis & the News show at the Tennessee Theatre! The heart of rock and roll is still beating, Baby!
“The Full Body Tour” rolls into our Nation’s Capital later this week for not one, but two shows! Mic and I will kick off Hill Country’s Backyard Barbeque at noon on Thursday on the lawn of The National Building Museum. Later that night we’ll take to the stage at the IOTA Club & Café where after our set we’ll have a little surprise for ya! Friday night we’ll be playing the 1724 House Concert in Richmond, VA and may have a surprise or two at the end of that show as well! Friday the 19th I’ll be back in Spartanburg, SC doing another acoustic show with my friends Laura Blackley and Marc Higgins. Make sure to check out the Shows page for all the details on this shows and all the others.
A lot of shows comin’ up this month and I couldn’t be more excited! I’ll be participating in the 9th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash here in Knoxville next weekend… I’ll be doin’ a weekend in North Carolina with my pals the Tim Lee 3… then Mic Harrison and I will be hittin’ the road for a slew of acoustic shows we’ve dubbed “The Full Body Tour.” We’ve already done a few Full Body shows together but June and July will find us playin’ dates in Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Washington DC and Virginia. Visit the Shows page for all the details.
A busy May behind the scenes as Some Stories continues to move forward, the third and final show scheduled with Laura Blackley and Marc Higgins – this month we’re in Knoxville at Boyd’s Jig & Reel for their “Wednesday Night Listening Room” series, plus a couple private shows that I can’t really tell you anything about (just know I’m available for private events). Make sure to check out the Shows page to preview all the upcoming June dates with Mic Harrison, the Tim Lee 3, plus Bob Dylan’s Birthday Bash.
Several exciting shows coming up this month. First, I’ll be opening for Scott Miller at Uncle Slayton’s in Louisville, KY on Friday the 5th. I’ve been sharing stages with Scott since the 90′s when he was a V-roy and I was a Shapeshifter, then in recent years, him with his Commonwealth and I with my electric trio, but this’ll be the first time we’ve done a show together acoustic. On Friday the 12th is the Beaumont Rocks show at Knoxville’s Relix Variety Theatre. This is a benefit to support the arts at Beaumont Elementary School and will feature performances by The Pinklets, George Reynolds, myself, The Lonetones and Mac Comer. The following night I’ll be opening for the Tim Lee 3 at the Summit City Lounge in Whitesburg, KY – always a good time! My last show of the month will be on Saturday the 27th at Cribbs Kitchen in Spartanburg, SC with Laura Blackley and Marc Higgins – our second of three shows we’re doing together. Check out the Shows page for all the details.
Spring’s almost here and I’ll be hitting the road for several shows this month. Tonight I’m opening for my pals the Tim Lee 3 at their CD release show at the Pilot Light in the Old City. Lot’s of fun things planned, plus a set by RB Morris! Saturday night I’ll be accompanying Mic Harrison, who will be opening for Chris Knight, at the Brewhouse Music & Grill in Rome, GA – sure to be a good time! Wednesday the 18th I’ll be at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC for the first of three shows with Laura Blackley and Marc Higgins. We’ll be performing in-the-round and will be doing shows together in Spartanburg and Knoxville in April and May as well. Speaking of Spartanburg, Mic and I will be doing our first official Full Body Tour show there on Friday the 22nd opening for the Marc Higgins Band – history will be made! …and if we survive it, we’re gonna do it again Wednesday the 27th at Mad Donna’s in Nashville. To end the month I’ll once again be accompanying Mic, but this time we’ll be performing at the inaugural I WANNA ROCK! Concert at
Maryville Rock Academy (The Betsy House in Rockford). This is a free, family friendly, concert series that focuses on giving kids a chance to hear local artists and participate as opening acts. My cousin, eight-year-old EmiSunshine, will be opening this show.