Wow! Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows last week. I hope (but seriously doubt) that everyone had as good a time as I did. In case you missed it, the band sounded great. First and foremost (sorry other valuable and very much appreciated band members) was Robert McEntee's performance. His guitar playing anchored the songs, allowing me to goof off on other instruments or concentrate on singing. Of course, the rhythm section, Keith Carper on bass and Kenny Felton on drums, also did a spectacular job with the songs, including a few from my back catalouge that Keith and Kenny hadn't played in years. I was also lucky to have Lorrie Singer singing harmony on some of the songs, and doing a great job! (she had to learn words!) I know from my own experience accompying other artists, that when learning a bunch of someone else's songs, you really open up your psyche to be inhabited by the material, and it represents a certain sacrifice, when the songs surface during any and all your everyday activities (including dreaming!) Thanks to all of you. The CD is now available locally at Waterloo Records, and online through CD Baby (a link is provided on the "Buy" page), with a national release set for October 2nd. Keep your eyes peeled for more performances, and come up and say Hi! next time you see me.
Thanks to Lorrie Singer and Bradley Kopp, I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful town of Boulder Colorado this week. I played a noon set outdoors at the downtown mall—vey picturesque, kids splashing in a nearby water feature, ice cream vendors, and lots of Lorrie and Brad's friends, all of whom welcomed me with warm and open arms. One of them, Liz (I could tell you her last name, but then I'd have to kill ya) got up and sang harmony along with Lorrie as I sang Concrete & Steel from the new CD. (Thanks!) I also got to spend an afternoon hiking way up in the Rocky Mountains with my longtime friend and ex Partners In Crime bandmate Tessalin Green (credited as Lin Parafin on the album), and have pictures to prove it (see photo section). I hope to return soon to perform and to reconnect with all the new friends I made.
Although the new CD is not "officially" released, it is for sale (see BUY on this site) and a few copies have been sprinkled about. As a result, you may have heard it played on KGSR (thanks Roger!) or KUT (Laurie, you rock!) here in Austin. The rest of the world will have to wait till the global promotional team is in position. Or buy a copy here and play it (notice, I didn't say burn it) for your friends.
I'm in the process of gathering a few of my talented friends to work up the songs from my upcoming CD release. Robert McEntee, a gifted singer/songwriter in his own right and sought-after guitarist will be joining me for upcoming gigs to celebrate the new CD. Appearing on bass will be Keith Carper whose main gig these days is playing with Hal Ketchum. Also on tap is drummer Kenny Felton, who played in one of my previous ventures "Dr. Patterson Barrett & Associates". I'm pretty excited!

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