I’m sitting on my couch, looking at the screen and trying to think of a good opening line to start this post with. I guess this will have to do.
I hope you are doing well.
I know it’s been a bit since I’ve posted here and that is because lately I’ve been writing and playing music like a madman. The work has resulted in about two dozen great songs. So time well spent.
Speaking of music.
I have just returned home from a great trip to Oklahoma to play an acoustic set with the guys from Rusted Root.
The whole thing happened pretty fast.
I sent my friend Donnie (a concert promoter in Oklahoma) a message that I was ready to play shows again. About 50 hours later I was on a plane, headed to the midwest to play a set opening for the guys from Rusted Root.
I didn’t want to travel with a guitar so as soon as I landed I headed over to Black Bird on Pearl to borrow a classical acoustic guitar from my friend Steve Liddell. The next morning Guitar House of Tulsa was kind enough to loan me another one so I was all set for the show.
The whole experience was a blast. I played 45 minutes of brand new songs that are some of the most haunting, sad and pretty tunes I’ve ever heard. It was the first time I’ve played them anywhere and I think they went well.
It felt so great to hear my guitar and voice oozing through a big PA system again. I’ve gotten so used to the sound of me singing without amplification and it took a few minutes to get used to it again. But after those few minutes, it was heaven.
The next night I ended up being part of an impromptu living room concert with some of my oldest and best friends. We moved some furniture, setup guitars, amps and microphones and played for four or five hours until we were all ready to pass out.
I haven’t had that much fun for ages!
It was so fun to get back home and see some old friends and family. I can’t wait to do it again and I will be back soon.
Today I’m back in LA feeling very happy that I made the trip. It was exhausting and I hate flying but it was