I love to play house concerts and my good friends, Jason and Jackie Barbas, have offered to host one on Saturday, October 28. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot or get more information. Bonus – you’ll get one of the first looks at their brand new kitchen.
I just finished buying what seemed like a million dollars worth of school supplies for my three kids – Freshman, 5th grade and 1st grade. I’m not quite ready for summer to end, so please join us this Saturday, 8/26, for our last show of the summer at Skokie’s Backlot Bash. Besides a lot of great music, there will be rides and food and even a car show! Details are here.
Over Memorial Day weekend, we went to Columbia, Missouri’s Centro Cellar Studio to record a new album. And after a couple very long days, the new album is in the can. Katie, Doug, Christian and Jad were all on hand, along with producer, David Cover and engineer, Wil Reeves. There’s no official release date yet – it’ll be late this fall or in the first quarter of 2018, but I’m excited about this one. Thank you to all our friends who made it out to The Hideout the weekend before to listen to a preview show. And thanks for all the encouraging (and constructive) feedback!
This Saturday, March 25, we are back at The Old Town School of Folk Music for a show in Szold Hall. I am excited that the fabulous Milwaukee artist, Zach Pietrini is opening for us and bringing his brand new album with him. And I’m also very excited that the inimitable Katie Ernst is playing bass with us for this show. It may never happen again – so you don’t want to miss it…..
There are still a few tickets available for the John McEuen and friends show on January 28 at The Old Town School of Folk Music, and I’m getting more excited as it approaches. Mr. McEuen has given a few more details about what we’ll be doing, and I have several cameo appearances, including singing Mother Maybelle Carter’s Keep on the Sunny Side of Life. And, of course, Will the Circle Be Unbroken will make it into the set. The only other time I’ve ever done that song on a stage was a few years back when I opened for the lovely Carlene Carter. She was kind enough to ask me up during her encore to take a verse…and if any of you were there, you may remember my frenetic running back and forth across the stage trying to figure out whose mic to sing from. Apparently, I become quite nervous in the presence of musicians I grew up trying to emulate. I’m going to hold it together, though. And I hope to see many of you there!
On January 28, the Old Town School of Folk Music will present a show featuring John McEuen and friends to remember the iconic Will The Circle Be Unbroken recordings from 1972. I am delighted to be included in the show. Get tickets here!
I’ve been thinking about Missouri today and thought I’d share this old video from The Hideout a couple years ago which mentions good ole Festus, Missouri. I sort of always wished I wrote that song (Bobby Braddock did). However, I have written some other songs. And I’ll be playing them this Sunday, 10/16 at 7pm at Wishbone North (3300 N Lincoln Ave) in a songwriter’s showcase with Sue Fink and Ryan M Brewer. Come and join us!