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Louisiana: New Songs in Old Houses–December Update

Red beans & fried chicken, Willie Mae's Scotch House, New Orleans

Red beans & fried chicken, Willie Mae’s Scotch House, New Orleans

Hi folks,

Well, it looks like I haven’t been the best correspondent lately, having missed November completely here. I’m now down in New Orleans for a few days, doing some business and some writing, hoorah, and generally eating with wild abandon. And like most houses where I’ve stayed in this town, this one, in the Lower Ninth ward, shows its age, but beautifully. New songs seem to just pour out of all this old wood and plaster. It’s good. My soul needed this, though the body might argue otherwise. My back is much better thanks, (knock on the massage table); I’d never dealt with such before, and I hope it doesn’t come around again anytime soon. Thanks to all of you who offered your help and advice. And thanks to my friend Lemesa Jacques(a wonderful massage therapist) who fixed me!

Holidays are coming, yes indeed. Are we ready for this? Yes and no, personally speaking. But look for some special holiday offers on KG merch coming soon–we’ll make an announcement in the next few days. And thanks for your continued patience, vinyl lovers–the double-LP version of Long Gone Time is currently in production–I’ll keep you posted on when we’ll have them in.

Some great recent interviews/reviews out there in the air recently, including this long feature at by the wonderfully gifted writer Maeri Ferguson:

Dates coming up this week–three shows in northern Louisiana: Thursday December 3, Sundown Tavern in Ruston, with my good friend Monty Russell; Friday December 4 at Enoch’s Irish Pub in Monroe; Saturday December 5 I’ll be opening for the mighty Shinyribs at Spirits in Alexandria. Hope to see all you folks from my old stomping grounds–check with the venues for show times. I’ll be playing some new songs–in fact I’m working on one right now while writing this! So I better get back to it before the idea runs off like a rat through a hole in the wall. Oh yeah, and look out midwesterners: I’m at FitzGerald’s on Friday December 11, and at The Mill in Iowa City, IA on Saturday December 12.


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