What’s The Buzz ?
Welcome Spring…it’s a beautiful day here in Nashville and I’m about to head out to a baseball game so I want to keep this brief, because there’s nothing like a minor league baseball game in the cool sunshine with a hotdog and some friends..
What an amazing Spring this has been so far. I’ve got a NEW RECORD, a NEW WEBSITE, and so much news since the last tour. Just in the past few weeks, the record was launched, we’ve been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered”, The New York Times and The Tennessean and great reviews have been pouring in from American Songwriter to The Nashville Scene. The day after the NPR piece aired, “Stormy Boat” shot up to #1 on Amazon’s “Movers & Shakers” charts and to #24 overall. ITunes featured the record in it’s “New & Noteworthy” section. And it’s just been extraordinary. We played to wonderful audiences from New York to Boston in the midst of chaos to a beautiful taping of “Mountain Stage” (I’ll let you know the air date) to a sold out show at The Bluebird Cafe this past week. I am beyond grateful for all the good wishes and support of YOU. If you have not yet picked up your copy of the new record, now is the time, as Amazon is running a May Special and you can get it for under $10!!!
So, onto May, which brings me to Knoxville then Texas then back home again. The summer is still working itself out, but I have great news that “Stormy Boat” will officially release overseas (UK/Europe) in September and I’ll be joining John Fullbright on his tour there in September and October. Keep posted here for dates.
In the meantime, check out the website store where you can buy the new record and soon there will be T Shirts as well (for now you can get the new t shirts at shows).
Lastly, it is with a heavy heart that I let you know that my dear friend and touring partner from 2010, Sid Selvidge, passed away a few days ago. I was lucky enough to have shared the experience of making his last record, “I Should Be Blue” (Ardent Records). We sang a few duets. He covered my song “Two”. And we spent the summer of 2010 touring around the country playing shows together. I loved Sid very much. He was a friend and a mentor. I will miss him. If you don’t know about Sid, please check out his music. He was one of the greats. A Memphis-based folk/blues master.