Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Guess Who’s Back


Greetings,

 
I know I’ve been absent from these parts for a while, but I’ve been working a good bit. The day only has so many hours, and the body only possesses so much energy, right? Let’s jump in and I’ll tell you what’s been brewing on my end of the equation.
 

I just got back from performing in Nashville. I’ve been there a good bit this year, and each time I have the opportunity to rock out, it’s big fun. I leave feeling happy and that this is genuinely what I’m meant to be doing.

 



I had a moment last night where I realized just how beautiful this year has been personally and professionally. I feel that I’ve stepped into my own in a new way in both my personal and artistic life (as if there’s really a difference), and it feels amazing. I have a number of exciting opportunities and potential opportunities in the fire right now, and I sincerely feel that I’m close to something… good. lol. I know that sounds vague, and it is for the time being. Hopefully, before long I’ll have something more concrete to take you through. Fingers crossed, brothers and sisters.

 



I’ve been on a good stretch of performances, and I have some others coming up. I’ll be at the following spots over the next month and more:

 
  • Wide Open Floor at Barking Legs Theater – July 4th
  • Charles and Myrtle’s Coffee Shop – July 11th
  • The Chattanooga Billiards Club’s Tropicana Room – August 1st

 
I look forward to adding onto these dates, so if you’re interested in booking me and having me rock out for you and yours, reach out to me and we can put something together. Plus, I pride myself on being a sociable guy.

 



Well, that’s all from me for right now. I’ll be in touch before too long. In the meantime, be good, and feel free to check out my record and other biz at the links below. Ciao.
 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June Check-In


 
Greetings Ladies & Gents,

 
I’ve been away from this blog too long. It feels good to be pushing the keys again and touching base with you fine folks who peruse these words. So, let’s jump in.

 
If you knew me back in 2006 until early 2009, there’s a good chance that you knew me as a DJ and producer. I made a gross of diverse beats, remixes, etc. In ’09, my computer crashed and I lost… pretty much everything. It took a long time before I could amass a new setup and find the desire to start from scratch. The past have years have seen me get more and more back into everything though.

 
What most of you don’t know is that I’ve been working on an electronic record for most of the year. It started while I was in the hospital with my mom as a means to express what I was feeling, and has kind of forged its own direction since then. I’ve let a few of my closest listen to some of the stuff off it, and, so far, the feedback has been great. I might drop a little something something for you guys in the near future, so make sure to be on the lookout. I could very well make you weep and dance at the same time.

 
Also, my newest poem is about my mother. I said about a month ago that I thought it was the poem I needed to write, because ever since I’ve started performing it, the advice in it has absolutely resonated again and again. It’s a beautiful thing when something you create can better your life. Oh, and you can check out a recording of the poem below.  

 



Outside of that, I’ve been lining up new poetry gigs, and I’m really interested in trying to find more opportunities for the band and I to rock out. It’s clich├ęd to say at this point, but I absolutely love being in front of a room of people doing the do. Oh, and if you or anybody you know might be interested in my services, feel free to reach out.

 
Switching gears, as I’m sure you all know, we lost Maya Angelou recently. This year, the poetry world has lost both Maya and Amiri Baraka. Both have had an incredible influence on my life, not just my work.

 
Well, dear brothers & sisters, that’s all I’ve got for now. Be good, stay cool (literally), and I’ll be in touch before too long.

 
Blessings

 

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