so let’s catch up…
Summertime is here and I can hardly contain myself, but there’s a lot to address, so I’ll keep myself as composed as possible. Just a couple of weeks ago, I spent a long weekend down in the Outer Banks of North Carolina – rocking flip-flops and an acoustic guitar – sharing a beach and a stage with some incredible musicians at Pat McGee’s Down The Hatch. If you missed out, you can check out the video below, but I might suggest getting your behind on down the event next year. IT WAS AWESOME! The gentlemen playing with me in the video, by the way, are the inimitable Steve Bentz and Mic Capdeville, also known as “The Rollaways”.
But you can still make up for the time you missed in the Carolinas! Hotel Carolina 2012 – a signature event presented by Rock Ridge Music – puts you right on the beaches of Isle of Palm, South Carolina and it’s something I look forward to every summer. This will be my fourth year heading down and each year the line-up gets better and better and better – DO NOT MISS THIS ONE! Ingram Hill, Ernie Halter, Brendan James, Tony Lucca, and on and on and on…it’s going to be an amazing weekend. Get your tickets HERE
These past few months have revolved mostly around songwriting (looking forward to sharing the new stuff with you all…) with only a little time for a proper show here and there. But there is a smattering of other shows over the next few months including a short run with Mr. Tony Lucca in the fall, as well as a handful of gigs with Seamus Browning – keep checking the facebook pages for updates as I’m sure I’ll be announcing more dates over the next few weeks.
Lastly, but most importantly, take a moment to click the link below. The website was launched back in May and gives you a quick run-down of a brand new, charitable network called M.I.L.E. (Music Is Love Exchange) and I am very, very excited about my involvement in the program and where we are ultimately headed in the future. Perhaps this is something you’ve noticed as well, but the community of fans and music enthusiasts that I and many other songwriters share has a very organic feel to it – like there’s an interconnectivity among each and every one of us, regardless of our whereabouts, and it continues to grow! For that same reason, M.I.L.E.’s success will not depend exclusively on the artist’s involvement in the program, but will aim to bring YOU and the artists together to make a huge difference at home and abroad – specifically, Guatemala. I’ll write plenty more about M.I.L.E. as we move forward, but take a look at the website, feel free to contact us if you have any questions, and get psyched!
On an unrelated note, I’m missing a shoe. Have you seen it? No? Ok.