ON OCTOBER 26, 1999....WE LOST ONE OF THE GREATEST SONGWRITERS OF OUR TIME..... HE WROTE , "JOY TO THE WORLD", "THE PUSHER", "NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN",....AND MANY MANY MORE, INCLUDING THIS SONG......"SWEET MISERY".....R.I.P. , HOYT AXTON!!!!!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The band has a gig at Cris's Tavern in Palestine Tx this Thursday night. They gave us the slot without even hearing us or seeing us perform...I think that is very cool of them. I only hope we make a good showing so we will be invited back again....and hope there is a big crowd....seeing as how we will be paid by a small percentage of the sales that night. LOL.
The one coming up on the 30th is a wedding, fellow musician Abigail Maynard ( http://www.abigailmaynard.com/ ), ask us to play at her wedding.....I was honored. I am looking forward to this gig.....I'm also very nervous about it too...and I don't know why!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Back in my High School days...the only thing that could get me awake in the mornings to go to school, was my clock radio going off at 6am....blasting THE STEVENS AND PRUITT SHOW!!! Those guys really got me primed for the day.
Today is a sad day in the radio world.....one half of this awesome duo has left us. Mark Stevens passed away in his sleep this morning. May he rest in peace!!!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Why did I have to be up so early on a Saturday morning? The Jewett Fall Frolic was going on and the live music started at 930am....and I was part of the live entertainment. So any way, I finally drag Lisa to bed....to read (that helps me fall asleep)....after a few chapters, I look at the clock and its 3am. So, I put the book away and shut out the light....and tried to sleep. I think I finally feel asleep sometime between 3 and 7am, when the alarm woke me up.
Thank God THE HORSES MOUTH BOOKSTORE/COFFEE SHOP was open...Laura, the barista there, saved my life with a, beyond awesome, double espresso lattee .........I was ready to perform for sure. So at 915am, Lisa and I headed for Jewett....to frolic.
At the Frolic I met up with John, a top notch drummer, and we got a set of unrehearsed songs rolling to a greatly responsive crowd. We played for about an hour then Matt showed up. I took a break while he took the stage and did his thing..., which was an awesome thing. Matt really knows how to tell a story in song.
When Matt was done I went back for another 45 min. performance......during that slot...I heard a train blowing from down the tracks (which runs directly in front of this location, approx. 50 -75 yards from the stage), what a perfect time to break into a Johnny Cash classic. So it was ..Folsom Prison Blues..., as the train clattered by..., the people loved it...as did I !!!
I had a great day at the event...frolicing, so to speak, with my guitar.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Looking ahead to the near future....Im excited to say, The Horses Mouth Bookstore/Coffeeshop (Buffalo,Tx) , and I ,will start up Open Mic Nights again!!! Only difference is , now it will be on Thursday, once a month. We plan to do it Oct. 21.....come by if you can.
Also coming up on October 30, my band Gypsyhead will be providing the live entertainment for the wedding of fellow musician/performer, Abigail Maynard. That should be a whole lot of fun. I cant wait!!