Joining Up w/ Tommy Alexander & His Band
I have been having the most wonderful time after my spring tour. My top priorities have been farming out here in southern Oregon and soaking up the magical sun. I have also been playing music with a group of wonderful people out here and really pushing my creative boundaries. It has been a great reminder that music can be enjoyed immensely without booking shows and touring. Musical magic can come together within my own home, by a swimming hole, and even atop a mountain.
I am also still working hard on my new album while gearing up for a beautiful summer of swimming, hiking and exploring the beauty of Oregon. If you haven't seen the sun in quite some time, I highly suggest going somewhere where you can!
I am happy to announce that I am flying back to Vermont at the end of June! I will be playing guitar with Tommy Alexander and his wonderful band while in Vermont and playing select soulo shows as well. I am honored to be able to play with Tommy at The Flynn Theatre in Burlington opening for Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers!
Tommy is a singer/songwriter based out of Portland, Oregon and is one of the founders of the band Quiet Lion from Vermont. His own band features two close friends of mine, Ian Wade (bass) and Adam Witkowski (lead guitar) both of whom I have known for years and played music with (Wade played in TallGrass GetDown) in Vermont. Here is a current list of my upcoming performances:
- 6/18 | Oberon's Tavern w/ Peter & Saralila | Ashland, OR
- 6/19 | Applegate Lodge opening for The Good Time Travelers | Applegate, OR
- 6/24 | Frendly Gathering Festival with Tommy Alexander | Windham, VT
- 6/28 | Radio Bean Soulo Show | Burlington, VT
- 6/29 | Sweet Melissa's 7-9pm Soulo Show | Montpelier, VT
- 6/29 | Moog's Place w/ Tommy Alexander | Morrisville, VT
- 6/30 | Club Metronome w/ Tommy Alexander | Burlington, Vermont
- 7/1 | Flynn Theatre w/ Tommy Alexander opening for Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers
Well there you have it folks. Good times ahead!
Lastly, I would love to take a moment to send a friendly reminder that taking care of oneself throughout the summer and beyond is a great thing. Taking the time within each day to take care and be healthy will change one's life. We lost another Vermont musician recently, Neil Dean, and he will be greatly missed. He played music often with the late Max Weaver and in Mud City Ramblers.
Please know that I love you all and care about your life and well being greatly.
What if you are perfect just the way you are?
What if...just for this moment...Django loves you and you are perfect just the way you are?
You are. Yes, you are.
I am one year and five months sober today. Enjoy this day. See you soon.