It’s interesting, this musical adventure I’ve been on. The people are the best part of it. Sunday, 11-19-2017 was no exception. The event was a “Behind the Music” songwriters show featuring Sophiyah E., Trey Priest, James Henes, and myself. We all had a chance to play a few songs and talk about our process of writing and get to the stories behind the songs. There were questions from audience members and I found the whole thing really fulfilling. Jenny Jones put the show together and really did a great job with making us feel like we are a part of a greater community. Sophiyah, Trey, and James were so good. Everyone really showed up and delivered fantastic performances. I even got to read an excerpt from Andee Reilly’s recent book Satisfaction. It features some of the lyrics to my song “California” in it and is part of the overall arc of the story. A very cool night and experience. Thank you to all who made it possible.
What a fantastic night this was! A terrific audience, a great guest appearance from Peter Smith on guitar, and a beautiful set from Shannon and Peter to close out the show. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. And to cap it off, a sweet photo from Tom Sorensen. A fabulous evening!
A great show only happens when the right combination of people come together to make it happen. Friday night at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom was one of those shows for me. Thank you to Michelle Everett Wilbert for being such a warm and gracious host, to Dave Solo for the loan of the astonishing Ear Trumpet Labs microphone and sweet guitar accompaniment on “One Water”, and to Michael Snyder-Barker for stepping in and helping me with the load-in, setup, and break down at the end. And I’d like to give a great-big-giant special thank you to the very fine audience that came out tonight. I am truly grateful to have your support. Thank you everyone! ❤️❤️❤️ photo- Dave Solo
Another Appleumpkin has come and gone. Tecumseh, MI is a lovely small town with a lot of energy and charachter. This was my third year playing there and I loved it. The weather held off and the people were warm and receptive. Thanks, Tecumseh! I hope to see you next year!