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FlashbackFriday: Byron's, Pomeroy IA, July 2012. photo by Roger Feldhans

FlashbackFriday: Byron’s, Pomeroy IA, July 2012. photo by Roger Feldhans

Happy Friday, everyone–it’s been raining cats, dogs, and other heavier members of the animal kingdom here in Nashville; been a busy week, and I confess my spirit, body, and mind are not exactly fired up about a big long day clicking and typing on my various devices in the name of work. Whenever I find myself descending into various click-bait image slideshows of photos taken right before tragedies, etc., I know my mind ain’t where it oughta be. But I am trying to get with it; I found a purple chia drink in the fridge, loaded with nutrients and enough little seeds to likely bring on a bout of diverticulitis, and I’m making good headway with the coffee.
If you are in Nashville this Sunday, May 22, please join us at Eastwood Christian Church at 3 pm where I’ll be part of a show with The Eastwood Ensemble, “Americana: Yesterday and Today”. Free, although donations are encouraged and proceeds will go to Give Me Ten, a community-led movement to address child hunger in East Nashville.  
Had a fantastic time playing South on Main, in Little Rock, on Wednesday; Amy and Matt definitely have it going on–what a fine venue and a friendly, helpful staff. Thanks to my dear friend Dave Hoffpauir for bringing me in as part of his series of curated shows happening there this month.
Thanks to Amy McCarley and her pal, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member (& helluva nice guy) Pat Alger for opening the show yesterday–and to my best friends who also happen to be my bandmates: Ron Eoff, Paul Griffith, Joe V. McMahan. I feel like the luckiest young man in town, playing with these guys. Lastly, thanks to all of you who came out to listen–I’ll be back next week with our final installment of the early Thursday shows!
I recently added a few new shows to the tour calendar–take a gander. I’m going to be playing guitar with my friend Ray Bonneville at a special Father’s Day at the 5 Spot show on Sunday, June 19, 6 pm. Ray is phenomenal, and even if I weren’t going to be there I’d still be strongly urging you to get down there and check him out.
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