Hey guys - - sorry it's been so long since an update! Lots of changes around here. In fact, "around here" has changed too. In late May I packed up a 16' truck with all my sh*t and drove 1100 miles to Williamsburg, MA where I'm starting the newest leg of my journey. New England has a long rich tradition of folk music and I felt I needed a change of scenery. Having lived in Tennessee all my life, it was a bit scary to move so far, but it's exhilarating too. I loved living in Nashville, but it was time for a new adventure. So many people are moving to Nashville at the moment! But it feels right and I have my first show since moving tomorrow afternoon in Flushing, NY. :) I love this little village too. The post office, library and pub are within walking distance (no more nutty Nolensville traffic!) and the best lobster roll I've ever had is $8.00 down the street a bit. What's not to like?? Yes, I know - the winter! I am already shopping for a giant puffy coat and boots. As God as my witness, I will be prepared!
Another change is I'm going to be teaching (yes, teaching!) next month in Yorktown, VA at Songwriting Escape - a wonderful songwriting retreat by the sea hosted by uber-bluegrass diva Donna Ulisse and her mega-talented hubby Rick Stanley. Check out the link and the future workshops. Good times WILL be had. Whatever your level of writing and whatever your ambition is, we can help. I will be teaching vocal performance and also talking about writing historical or story songs. We'll write, play and discuss one on one! Other instructors are: Cliff Eberhardt (teaching melody and arrangement), Jon Martin (mandolin), Greg Davis (banjo), Donna Ulisse (songwriting/lyrics), Rick Stanley (songwriting/guitar).
The new CD, Lay It Down, continues to sell well at shows and I recently got a big boost by being interviewed along with Cliff Eberhardt on Mary Sue Twohy's folk show on XM/Sirius "The Bridge"! I got several emails from people who heard the show - very gratifying.
More shows are being booked almost weekly. Happy to be staying busy and just plain happy. :D
So, how's your summer going???