HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
I hope everyone’s 2015 was fabulous. I am happy to say that we completed the tracking for the new album, Unleashed, before 2016 kicked in! That’s right, y’all, looking forward to being able to share the new stuff with you this year. I will be getting a release date to you soon, and I will be asking for your help to spread the word, share my videos and posts, and help me make this new glorious art a success! I am afraid I may have undersold how amazing this album is going to be. Listening to the tracks in their entirety, I can tell you that it is going to be AWESOME!!!! Get ready!
Here’s where I will be this month in case you want to get a sneak peak at a few of the songs or if you simply want to show me your face, cuz I miss it!!!
Starting tonight, I will be playing the Acoustic Showdown at Tin Roof hosted by Ian Schumacher. Ian is one of my favorite folks in the ATL. He has been of great help to me since I hit the solo scene and have been doing so much work on my originals. For those of you who don’t know about the Showdown, several artists play a 15 minute set of their original songs and the crowd as well as the artists vote on their favorite. The winners receive a gift card as well as an entry into the Final Showdown, where we can win some really great stuff. But my favorite part is that our sets are recorded on set.fm, so immediately after I finish playing my set you can go online and download it. This is an especially awesome feature for my out of town friends, and it was also helpful in getting started with demos for my current CD. I encourage artists to sign up for this because of that as well as the many networking opportunities it provides. It is also entertaining for the non-artists as most of the performers are extremely talented. You can download any of our sets at the completion of the night, and I will be sure to post the link on my social media sites tomorrow. I plan to play at least one brand new song tonight, so… The show starts at 9, my set is at 11:30, and voting is at midnight. Tin Roof is located at 2591 Briarcliff Rd NE in Atlanta, GA 30329 (404) 329-4700 or you can find them online at tinroofcantina.com or the Acoustic Showdown Website.
This Wednesday, I will be filling in for my good friend Jeannie Caryn at Marco’s Pizza in Woodstock. We’re gonna keep this one pretty casual and laid-back, so come on out, eat some pizza, and enjoy some tunes! Marco’s is located at 2068 Eagle Dr in Woodstock, GA 30189 in the Summit at Towne Lake shopping center. Contact them at (678) 213-2100 or at marcos.com.
Thursday, January 7 begins my bi-monthly performances at the newest venue in Kennesaw, SuBourbon Bar. SuBourbon Bar has an excellent (you guessed it!) bourbon selection but here’s what you wouldn’t guess – I am told the oysters are excellent! They have live music seven nights a week, including some friends of mine – an open jam on Tuesdays hosted by my buddy Dana McCarthy and friends as well as a weekly performance by Andrew Black on Wednesdays. I will be playing the first and third Thursdays from January through March. That gives you plenty of opportunities to check out this new venue, which is quickly becoming a staple in Kennesaw. SuBourbon Bar is located at 2718 Summers St in Kennesaw, GA 30144 (770) 726-2631 or check them out online at www.subourbonbar.com. This month I will be there 1/7 as well as 1/21, starting at 8:30pm.
Monday, January 18, I will be joining my good friend Skye Paige for her singer/songwriter night at Little Vinyl Lounge. She is including me as her featured artist, which means she will play a short set and I will play a short set and then the stage will be open to the public. The open mic sign up begins at 9 and has been gaining popularity, so get there early if you wanna be sure to play. Skye is notoriously the best female slide guitar player around town and I love sharing the bill with her anytime! Looking forward to an awesome night of original music! Little Vinyl Lounge is located downstairs from Star Bar Atlanta at 437 Moreland Ave NE in Atlanta, GA 30307 (404) 637-5209 or view their website at www.facebook.com/littlevinylloungel5p. This is a free show with free parking. Signup begins at 9 and music begins shortly thereafter so get there early!
For those of you that have been wondering, my song Whiskey In the Parking Lot, which I recorded at the end of November with my country friends in CA (AKA my brother and crew) will soon be available as a single, but most importantly is going to be featured in my friend’s film! So keep an eye out for To Live Or Die In La Honda. Watch the opening scene and find out more about the movie at http://liveordieinlahonda.com.
Just a reminder I do have new merchandise for sale! I have not added the link to my website yet, so for now you will just have to come to one of my shows and let me see your beautiful faces! Can’t wait to share more good news with you throughout 2016! Let’s get this party started!
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