Spring Update & Two Unique Concerts

March 23rd, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized

Live on KGSR with James David Smith

Live on KGSR with James David Smith

Austin’s best season is upon us, and all is blooming out here in the Hill Country, as I pop open the window, pop a Zyrtec, reflect on the upcoming year, and prepare for 2 special shows this coming weekend - which are two of just a handful that I’ll be playing over the rest of the year, as our family gets ready to grow.

First off, it was an honor and pleasure to get to play out at The Bugle Boy (one of the very best listening rooms in the country - check it out) again a couple of weeks ago and judge their up-and-coming artist showcase competition.  The wealth of talent in this state continued to amaze me, and it’s a boon for TX music that a legendary place like The Bugle Boy is encouraging up-and-comers in such a dedicated way. Austin/Houston/SA friends, please support this one-of-a-kind venue!

Now, the shows:  I’m teaming up with Greg and MaryJane Grooms at Hill House again to kick off a new season of house concerts in their historic home/study center in West Campus, beginning with an international “in-the round” this Friday, March 25. I’ll be welcoming back my good friend, UK musician, James David Smith, who’ll be accompanying me, and the night will feature Germany-based, American singer-songwriter, Tess Wiley (Six Pence None the Richer) & Austin singer-songwriter, Dennis Welch. A snack & wine reception begins at 7PM, followed by the concert. We’re already SOLD OUT of seats for the evening, but if you’re interested, standing room and porch seating is available; so let me know.

I’ll also be hosting 2 more concerts at Hill House this Spring: Friday, 4/29 - Jake Armerding from Boston and Saturday, 5/21 - Michael Thorne Jarrett debuts!

Then, this Saturday, James and I will hit the road for my 3rd appearance at In The Music Room in Waxahachie, one of the best listening rooms around. Dennis Welch will open, and it will be a memorable night of acoustic music in Randy Tredway’s 40-seat studio. Click the link above for more information and to RSVP, if you’re in the DFW-area and  interested in joining us.

As I wrap up work on the new worship/gospel album mentioned below and prepare for the biggest event of our year (and one of the biggest of our lives), the birth of our son, I’m pulling way back on playing and will be off the road for awhile. Being dad of 2 and husband, continuing my other music work, including exciting opportunities for songwriting/publishing, and digging deeper into a blessed life in the Hill Country will be keeping me plenty busy. But please keep telling your friends about the music and check back here often for updates. I’ll look forward to picking things back up when the time is right and seeing you all out there again!

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