The harshness of winter is taking a brief sabbatical for a few days while my climatological lover, spring, settles in for a passing stay. It is days like these that I live for. The warmth feels new but familiar. Like a visit from an old friend you have not seen in years. You seem to pick up right where you left off. All that is missing is a Texas thunderstorm but I guess I will have to wait a few months for that.
As I enjoy the sun, I am contemplating this new album. The artwork is done and the mastering will wrap up in a week or two. I am trying to come up with new ways to get the music in your hands. How about for free? Everybody likes free stuffs. Next month or the month after, I will be giving away a couple of tracks for free download. My hope is that you share these tracks with friends, family and lovers. I will let you know when this will happen as I am still working on finishing up a few details. The release date will depend on the release date of the album. Once that is secured, I can move on with these free downloads. Stay tuned!
Yesterday I wandered down to Deep Ellum with my brother to check out some shows. I have not done that in many months… in fact, I cannot remember the last time I saw a local show. Blasphemy! We ended up at the legendary venue, Trees, and caught a few bands. One of them was my pedal steel players Motown band, The Blondettes. They were amazing and I am so proud of them. They have come a long way and I am certain the North Texas music scene will be hearing a lot more from them.
Next was Leon Bridges. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding him. He just signed to Columbia Records and the buzz is legit. He is Sam Cooke reincarnated and will go on to superstardom this year. Very inspirational to watch.
Seeing these shows got me itchin’ to get back on stage. Luckily in a few weeks I will be taking the stage at my favorite place in Denton, Dan’s Silverleaf, to celebrate my 30th birthday on February 11th. It will be a full band rock show and I hope everyone can make it out. I think we play first at 9pm sharp. Keep an eye on my website for the exact time.
Thanks for reading. I am off to enjoy this abnormally warm weather while it lasts. It is quite amazing that it did not take over a year for my second blog post! Below are a few recommendations you should check out. Thanks and see you at the shows!
Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
Cakes and Cookies by Rocketship Park
P.S… say hello to Jake!