This week I’m pleased to be heading south with two amazing Nashville songwriter friends who also happen to have Louisiana roots, Ben De La Cour and Chris Watts. It’s the “Back to the Boot” tour! We’ll be playing Humphrey’s in Huntsville, AL on Wednesday (1/25), the Brass Monkey in Shreveport LA on Thursday (1/26), Spirits in Alexandria LA on Friday (1/27), and wind it up at my old stompin’ grounds, Enoch’s in Monroe LA, on Saturday (1/28). Check with venues and/or my tour dates page for details. Gonna be a hoot! And hopefully there will be no arrests nor major injuries in the process. I’ll be heading back to the Midwest in February too, since it’s so beautiful there this time of year, ha ha. Stay tuned for details. But included are stops in St. Louis, Iowa City, Ankeny (Iowa), and Nebraska. After conquering the Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state last month, a little potential slip n’ slide on flatter terrain doesn’t scare me much.
Had a great time in Florida (yeah, hard to imagine that, right?!) playing the 30-A Songwriters Festival; I traded songs with the mighty Peter Case on Friday evening, then on Saturday morning was honored to be a part of the annual “Hair of the Dog Hoot”, with my very talented (and hilarious) pals Jeff Black, Kim Richey, and Lari White. You can see a couple of photos from the Saturday show via my twitter feed: http://twitter.com/kevingordonmuzk Of course, you should go ahead and follow me while you’re there—it is a low-threshold commitment, I assure you! Thanks to Russell Carter and all the staff for once again making this festival such a great experience.
I gotta confess: I’m having a hard time getting the year started, and hell, almost 1/12 of it is already gone. Been trying to get back on it this week, with limited results. I woke up in the middle of the night last night, stared at the ceiling, and heard the familiar voice in my head say, “You’re not gonna get it all done”. Great, self–thanks for the optimism! I’m in one of those phases where I can’t stop and think about it all for very long, or I’ll just freeze. Onward. Speaking of motion and time, thanks for the kind birthday wishes last week! It was a good one (ain’t they all?), if a little quiet.
Recording pre-production update: Joe McMahan and I are now sharing a dropbox folder to which I’ll be uploading rough demos of the new songs. I don’t know if I’m “there” yet, as far as having enough new songs to make an entire record, but I’m close. Strong contenders so far: Right on Time, Gatling Gun, Tempted & Tried, Saint on a Chain. (Yes, there are several others . . . .) I’ll keep you posted . . . thanks, as ever, for your enthusiasm and support!