Saturday, January 11, 2020

Hey there folks!  

I left out an important date this month.  Michael Hearne and I will be playing a songwriter series on Sunday evening at Crossroad's in Fredericksburg, TX.  on Sunday January 26th! Hope you can join us!  Shake

Friday, January 10, 2020

After saying farewell to 2019 and the past decade at Anderson Fair
on New Year's Eve with Ken Gaines, Wayne Wilkerson, and Matt Harlan,
now here comes 2020—A New Year— A New Decade!

Well it was time for a change, so after living 20 years in Austin and Dripping Springs,
we (Dee and I) made a new move back to Houston in November. So as you can
imagine, we’ve been busy unpacking boxes for the past couple of months and
settling in. It’s good to be back in Houston!

Our first show of the year at McGonigel's Mucky Duck on Jan. 4 was a
sellout! Michael Hearne was back from New Mexico and Colorado
joining me and Mike Roberts for a great evening of music. Thank you
all for coming out so soon after New Year's Eve show to help make it a success.

—So now it’s time to get back to work—-
Saturday Jan.11 we will be performing at the Backyard Gruene House Concert
series hosted by Sandi and Rod Mueller.This will be our third visit to this wonderful venue.
Music starts at 3 pm. Looks like this concert is about sold out!

Hello South Austin —
On Monday night Jan. 13 , I will return with Michael Hearne to El Mercado for
"Mystery Monday" hosted by Christine Albert. Downbeat at 7:30 pm.  Come on out,
never a cover and good Mexican food and great music! It’s big fun on a Monday night!!
I hope to see you there.

On Sat. January 18th, Michael and I play a small and private house concert.......sssshhhhh,
can't say where it is as it is a surprise!

Speaking of El Mercado, I have been invited back as a guest songwriter by the great
John Inmon.  That will be Wednesday, January 22th and music starts at 7:30.  Make
your plans to come early for good seats and a evening of music with John Inmon and
his band.  I always have fun playing with John!

On Jan. 25th, we return to Frank and Judy Golden’s ‘Olive Hill House ‘Concert series.
With this visit we will be celebrating the Golden’s 50th Wedding Anniversary! They truly
are ‘Two Silver hearts.’ Congratulations Frank and Judy!! One night only— so make your
reservations now although it usually sells out as soon as she puts the word out.. We are
blessed by guests wanting to come see us still!!  It’s always an up-close and personal
setting for music at The Golden’s.

Besides getting back to work performing,  I am also working on new songs for my next Cd
and a couple of new projects this year. There’s a new solo live concert recorded at the
Mucky Duck called “Story and Song’’along with archival extras, pics, old video footage
from back in the day, etc...It will cover a lot of my musical history. It will be released this year.
I also will be working on a new calendar/songbook for 2021. Besides being a calendar
with photos for each month, it will include a twelve song songbook (one song for each month)
with chords and lyrics to each song. Stay tuned!  As you see, it’s going to be a busy year.
So Happy New Year everyone!!
I will see you all soon!