I haven’t checked in for a while so I thought I would give an update for those interested!
It’s been a CRAZY busy year so far and many wonderful musical moments have taken place. Really excited about the cd release with Annie & Rod Capps, SEARCHING FOR NEVERLAND back in June. I enjoy my time and musical companionship with them dearly and am always having a great time making music and memories with them!
I’ve also been busy building repertoire and laughs with THUNDERWÜDE and we are looking forward to playing a lot more around MI. We have lots in store for high energy playin and singin so keep your eyes and ears peeled for us to come your way soon!y Thunderwude cohorts will be touring with Jeff Daniels for the next month or so, but look for us at Trinity House in Livonia on Dec 5th!
I’m looking forward to also recording and playing a lot thru Nov and Dec with the Mark Lavengood Bluegrass Bonanza. Mark Lavengood is the dobro player for Lindsey Lou & the Flatbelly’s and they have been touring a ton Nationally and Internationally and getting rave reviews. I’m honored to be a part of his side project when he gets the time and the cast of players for that has always been great fun and exciting music.
Late September provided an incredible night of playing alongside Brad Phillips at The Ark and hanging on for his brand of bluegrass/newgrass. I think the general consensus was good and many agree that it should happen again, so I’m excited about sharing a stage with that group as well when it can happen! Brad has been busy playing with Joshua Davis, as well as Daisy Erlewine, among Verve Pipe, Pat Methany, Stevie Wonder and many others and always bringing a high level of musicianship to everything he does!
I’m glad to also be a part time Sugaree with Billy Brandt & The Sugarees, whenever that lineup is all available and we create quite a wall of sound together. Billy always brings the best of his band and it’s always a unique adventure!
In addition to all that, I will still have a few solo shows coming up, most likely joined by Rochelle Clark and her lovely voice, and a few surprise guests to make each show unique and fun! Thanks so much for all the open ears and encouragement and support…this life is crazy but I wouldn’t change a thing! I’m teaching 2 days a week at Detroit Guitar in Birmingham and 2-3 days in Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter areas upon availability, so for those interested, please inquire!