At one point, a couple of guys went upstairs to play pool. I noticed that they were waiting for me to finish singing Believing In Love before they began their game, and it blew me away. I’m so used to people chatting, shouting, and doing whatever it is they want during sets when I play at bars, that the kindness of these young men really stood out to me.Read More
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The patio filled up quickly, as it was Valentines Day, and many folks were out for the music, and also to enjoy a fun evening with their significant others. Buskers came by, offering gifts such as flowers and paintings, and a few tried singing along with me. I hadn’t quite seen anything like that before. It was quite the compliment, I believe.Read More
In case you’re wondering, no. I did not get to meet Adele, or Beyonce, or anyone whose name quickly brings to mind songs that you are embarrassed to know the words to. I did see comedienne Tig Notaro while waiting in line to get into the Grammys, however. I may have even taken a sneaky picRead More
Following the beautiful dedication and Mele Mei at the Grammy Museum, I invited my producer friends to hop in Winston with me, as we made our way over to The Village Recorder is West L.A. The Recording Academy was honoring Jack White this year, for his brilliant innovations and impact made on the industry as a producer and engineer, and we were all invited to the party.Read More
You cannot truly revel in the glory of victory, unless you have lived through the sacrifice.
After a few days of final prep and family visits in the Corvallis, OR area, Jessicca and I made our way to the first official stop on this leg of the tour - Medford, OR at Johnny B's. It's listed online as a dive bar, but it was also one of the only music venues we could find that got back to us in the area. Getting your name out in a new city without any radio play or press is just not an easy thing. So, while there may not have been many people there the first show of the tour, I at least met some cool people, and sold a couple CDs. And then things got really interesting.Read More