Hey everybody! I know we are halfway through June and I am overdue for an update, so here we go. I spent the first weekend in June at my alma mater for my reunion (yikes!) I had the honor of performing for my dad’s class dinner that weekend as well since he has a mutual reunion year. Hopefully I gained some new fans!
Now I am in San Diego to celebrate birthdays for my brother and sister in law, hang out with my parents and my super amazingly awesome nephew (I am becoming an excellent monster drawer) and best of all, this Thursday I get the opportunity to perform a show with my brother here in San Diego! For those of you in the southern California area, I will be playing a show with Matthew Strachota and Drew Thams at Sycamore Den. The show will begin at 9 and we will each play about a 45 minute set. I am looking forward to hearing some of my brother’s new originals as well as hearing Drew play, whom I have heard so much about. This is gonna be a fantastic time with old friends and new music. It’s a family affair! 😉 IMG 0041 Sycamore Den is located at 3391 Adams Avenue in San Diego, CA 92116. Contact them at (619)563-9019 or check out their website at www.sycamoreden.com.
I will promptly return home over the weekend to get back to my super close to home spot with one of my favorite bartenders Megs at The Place Bar & Grill Marietta. Once all you dads get done with your grilling you can head over to The Place and let Megs serve you up some leisurely cocktails. The Place is a pretty big party on the weekend and by Sunday we are ready to relax and listen to some good tunes. The Place Marietta June The Place is located at 700 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, 30066 or (770)427-9060. View their website at www.theplacebargrill.com. Show is from 7:30-11.
Thursday, June 25, I will be at a new venue for me, Old Vinings Inn in Vinings (obviously!) I have seen a couple friends play here and let me tell you, the food is absolutely delicious. Please save your appetite and come out and listen to some tunes. I had originally planned to play this show with William Smith, but unfortunately he was in a motorcycle accident so send up some prayers for him (don’t worry, he is on the way to recovery) and I will let you know who’s joining me shortly, but plan for it to be a fun time! We will be playing in the upstairs bar from 7:30-10:30. Old Vinings Inn is located at 3011 Paces Mill Rd SE in Atlanta, GA 30339 (770)438-2282. Check out their menu at www.oldviningsinn.net.
Saturday, June 27, I will be returning to Kouzina Christos in Marietta. Once again, I will be playing at a venue with delicious grub so come have dinner with me sometime next week! This is authentic family owned and operated Greek food and the staff is super friendly. Kouzina Christos June Kouzina Christos is located at 1453 Terrell Mill Rd in Marietta GA 30067 (next to the LA Fitness.) Contact them at (770)952-1950 or on the web at www.kouzinachristos.com. Music is from 7-10.
Then on Sunday, June 28, will be my first official patio gig of the year (I know, I’m late!) I will be performing at Paddy’s Pub & Eatery in Kennesaw. This place is notorious for having great music on the patio on the weekends so come on out and enjoy the sun with me! Music is from 4-8pm. Paddy’s is located at 2196 Cobb Pkwy NW in Kennesaw, GA 30144 (770)421-1234. View their website at www.paddyspubandeatery.com.
Other than that I have been spending a bunch of time in the studio and will be spending more time once I get back into town, so expect updates in the coming months regarding an album release. I am really enjoying working with Nancy and Aaron Hill at the Green House. They are not only top notch professionals in the studio, but they have great energy and a true love and respect for life. This has already been an extremely rewarding experience after only a few sessions, and I look forward to continuing this journey with them.
Look forward to seeing you soon! I will leave you with some drawings of monsters…