So here's an update on my activities:
I have been writing, writing, writing. The drive to create keeps me sane because it keeps me breathing. In other words, it's who I am. If you are an artist, you understand.
I have also been working a full time day job the last two years to keep the bill collectors off the lawn. Seems to work better then chasing them with an ax. I am a weld inspector, working mostly in the steel mills in Pittsburgh. It's dirty, physical labor. But funny thing about it is, I don't mind. Would rather do this then sit in an office. You do what you got to do. I once wrote “I can’t even afford to be who I’m supposed to be”. Maybe who you are, and what you do are two different things. I’ll always play music, write and perform till they pull the guitar out of my cold, dead hands. And the plus is, the folks I work for give me some freedom to tour. I also like the fact that I see the world through the eyes of labor. I hope that honesty is reflected in the music that is created. So because of my work, I have cut back on taking gigs that don't make sense. Like driving 7 hours to play for the door. Nobody got time for that!
The next step will be recording. If you purchased “Memphis”, you know how good Will Kimbrough is. I plan to work with him again on our next project. After that comes the artwork, manufacturing, promotions, radio, touring, etc. It is quite a big undertaking. I appreciate my dear friend and manager, Ira Planer for helping me clear the fog. Since we have no big record label throwing money at us, the financial struggle is great. Maybe we will try kickstarter and see what this does for us. If anyone has any ideas on how to raise money a better way, please let us know. (Can’t sell or promise my body or mind to science. Too many miles, along with other things in there, nobody needs to see). We are so thankful for the friends and fans who support us. Feel free to voice your ideas and opinions. Any gigs, festivals, house concerts, etc. that you know of, or run, that would be a good fit for us.
I believe strongly in what I have to offer as a songwriter and musician. I want to thank you for believing in me.
All the love,