Here’s a new song called “Las Cruces Sunset” which will be on my next record coming out (hopefully) in February. The song was intended to be about my bus ride to the west coast way back in 1982 in pursuit of the rock and roll dream. Instead, it took a mind of its own (which songs often do) into the social current and heartbreak territory of immigration. I do make a brief appearance in the song, but as it turns out, there were other dreamers on that bus.
Right-on! This is gonna be a blast!
Thanks to everyone who came out to all the August shows, including the girls CD release shows! While continuing to work on my next album I’ll be playing a couple shows with Mic and the boys. Saturday the 8th we’ll be doing at twin-bill at The Shed down in Maryville with Blue Mother Tupelo for the Harbours Gate Benefit. Always love playing The Shed!
Then Saturday the 22nd we’ll be playing “Doodle Soup Days” in Mic’s hometown of Bradford, TN. This is a free event that also features music by Resurrection – A Journey Tribute and The Buzz Kings. Y’all make plans to come cheer us on!
Lots of acoustic/solo stuff coming up this month, plus a couple of dates with Mic.
Thursday the 9th I’ll be doing a “Songwriters-in-tha-Round” set with Andy Pirkle and Michael Roberts at The Shed down in Maryville opening for Chris Knight. The next night I’ll be picking and singing with Mic Harrison as we open for Chris again at Zanzabar in Louisville, KY.
Mid-month, Ty Hager, Scotty Melton and I get back together for “Ye Old Dogs & Near Beer in-the-round Mini-Tour, Part 2.” We’ll be here in Knoxville at The Open Chord on Wednesday the 22nd, then Saturday the 25th we return to the Down Home in Johnson City.
Found out today that I’ll be opening for Chris Knight at The Shed in Maryville on August 9th. I’ll be joining Andy Pirkle and Michael Roberts for a “Songwriters-in-tha-Round” set to open the show. Tickets are on sale now so get ’em while you can.
Saturday the 2nd Greg Horne and I will be rockin’ the Troubadour Roadhouse at 8:00 (yes, 8:00!). Friday the 8th I’ll be playing the first of three Happy Hour shows at Boyd’s Jig & Reel with Mic Harrison And The High Score. These shows are free and start at 6:00. Check the Shows page for the other Happy Hour dates. Thursday the 14th I’ll be playing guitar with Brian Waldschlager on the WDVX Six O’Clock Swerve. Keep an eye out for one more possible June show that we’re trying to confirm.
Also… hoping to get back into the studio mid-month! Stay tuned!
On Saturday the 5th I’ll be playing Camperfest in Kodak again, but this year I’ll be performing with Mic Harrison And The High Score. Another killer line-up this year, which also includes Mic’s old V-roys band mate, Scott Miller. I can’t confirm or deny… but if you’re betting on the Kentucky Derby, I’d also lay good odds that these two will end up on stage together at some point during the day.
The following Saturday, the 12th, my band and I will be playing The Black Dragon Breakdown at The Shed in Maryville. Join us at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson for 100 foot drags, burnout clinics, biker games, the best custom and vintage bike show of the year, AND FREE MUSIC ALL DAY from The Barstool Romeos, Andrew Leahey And The Homestead, Handsome And The Humbles, and more!
Please visit the Shows page for more details.