This Friday, January 23rd 2015, is the RANCH\HOUSE CD Release Party at Rosella's Coffee in San Antonio, TX. We have a great night of music planned. The event will kick off at 8pm with Patrick Kay (of The Boxknives), 9pm RANCH\HOUSE, 10:30 Blue Healer.
The past most has been fantastic. The CD Release on January 1st 2015 and I was out in West Texas camping in Big Bend. We went to Terlingua, an abandon cinnabar (Mercury) mine, ghost town near Big Bend and very close to Mexico. There is a intriguing restaurant and music venue there called "The Starlight Theatre" where they happened to be having a Townes Van Zandt Tribute night. They were asking for volunteers to play and my friends volunteered me. The place was packed and the only Townes Van Zandt song I really know is Pancho & Lefty. The event was hosted by Butch Hancock and when it was my turn I asked if I could play a Bob Dylan song called "Copper Kettle" because I thought Townes would really like that song. Then I played an original song that is in the song writing style that Townes created.
This experience was amazing. I was honored to play there and Butch Hancock and Jimmy Dale Gilmore both shook my hand and told me they enjoyed my tunes. It was a special night, and it felt so magical out in the desert on the day the RANCH\HOUSE CD became available online.
I hope everyone is enjoying the Album. It has been a long time in the making of this record and it really embodies the last 10 years of my life. I have a lot of songs I would love to record, but the ones I chose to record on "What Maps Don't Show" tell a progressive story of these 10 years and hopefully convey growth and integrity.
I'm lucky to have such great friends and fans that have encouraged me over the years.