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I just completed a long weekend at the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, MO. You can catch an overabundance of great acts, clinics, industry panels and inspiring performances that run from 9am - 4am everyday. It’s overwhelming, exhausting and inspiring. I made the most I could out of my time there, basically orphaning my family and spending the additional 2 hours of road time each day (and early morning) to and fro’ our home in St. Joe...
Today is my anniversary. After years of begging and pleading my folks finally gave in and bought me my first guitar (Jan. 27, 1986). Mom drove me out to my Aunt Joni and Uncle Barry's house to take a Black Lotus Les Paul copy and a Peavey amplifier off of their hands for 150 bucks. It was maybe the first grown-up thing I ever owned. It may as well have been a Ferrari or a laser gun, it was just that cool to get it. In guitar playing, it is famously said, you can forget about the first 20 years. There is so much too learn, it takes a ton of time, practice, patience, a real aspiration to learn and a lot of encouragement if you can find it...
Best of KC Music Showcase on Saturday, January 16, at 9 p.m. Chance the Arm, Soca Jukebox and Maria the Mexican - VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino North Kansas City
2015 was one for the history books! Over one hundred performances and 10's of thousands of road miles with 15 different acts. Tons of fun music with great musicians for friends, family and fun folks all over the country. I am so lucky to be able to do what I love to do and to work with friends all along the way. Sincere thanks to my family, each of the musicians, bookers, agents, clubs, festivals, encouragers, supporters, students and fans that make this musical life a reality...
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