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September Update: Bandcamp Friday, Shows and Sounds

Greetings, friends,
Happy September 1 . . . always feels like a heady transition to me . . . though the pesky summer heat remains. Whether you have big plans, small plans, or no plans (p’raps my personal favorite), I hope you have a safe and healthy holiday weekend. Now, to the news:

Bandcamp Friday TODAY

Yes, it’s your King of the Late Notice here, to let you know that today is Bandcamp Friday–when the Bandcamp folks waive their usual cut so as to put a little more green in our jeans. You can find my wares here:

Bandcamp Exclusive: There’s a new Down to the Well bundle available–for a discounted price, you get a physical CD of the Well album, along with the digital album (Down to the Well: Solo Demos Unearthed), a collection of demos I made in 1999 in preparation for making what would become the Well album. If you are familiar with Bandcamp, and my BC site, you know that there are quite a few other exclusive items available there, too–take a look!

Super Triple-Bill at Red Clay Music Foundry, September 15

I look forward to returning to one of the best venues anywhere, Eddie Owen’s Red Clay Music Foundry, in Duluth GA, on September 15. I’ll be trading songs with two of my favorite Nashville song slingers, Amelia White and Jon Byrd. Amelia recently returned from a successful UK tour, promoting her latest release, Rocket Rearview. Critic Jim Hynes included Rearview in his Best of 2022 list. Jon has a new full-length release, titled All Your Mistakes. Yours truly wrote a song with Jon that’s on the record, called I’ll Be Her Only One. One of the best country voices anywhere, his sound is based in tradition but is distinctly his own.

North Georgia folks, and anyone else who’ll be in the area, I can’t stress enough how good, interesting, and fun this night will be–so, please, get your tickets now (and save 5 bucks)! Here’s the ticket link:

KG Quartet at Eastside Bowl, Friday September 22 (9-10:30 pm)
Americanafest will be at full tilt, so I hope you’ll join me, Joe V. McMahan, Ron Eoff, and Phil Leone for a long set at our neighborhood hang, Eastside Bowl! You just might hear some songs from my upcoming release . . .

KG opens for Shakespeare in the Park, Saturday September 23!
I’ll be playing a half-hour set at 6pm on the oneC1TY stage at Centennial Park here in Nashville, opening for yes, the bard of bards! For more info:

Thanks for reading! Really! See you soon, music lovers . . .


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KG Update: Trio Shows This Week / Fresh Gloryland Shirts / Bandcamp Friday

Hey Buffalo, Cleve, Columbus, Chicago! The shows we’ve played in the last couple of months have been so much fun–and the response has felt so good. We’re feelin’ the love, y’all! This week we’ll be playing rescheduled dates for the shows we missed in June because of our covid cancellations; here’s the basic info–please check the “tour” page, as well as venue sites, for ticket links and other details:

Wednesday August 2     Sportsmens Tavern     Buffalo, NY

Thursday August 3     Red Room House Concert     Cleveland, OH

Friday August 4     Natalie’s Grandview     Columbus, OH

Saturday August 5     FitzGerald’s     Berwyn, IL

The FitzGerald’s show has been moved out to the patio, so tickets are no longer needed. But you might want to reserve a table. Follow this link , find the show on the cal, and you’ll be able to do just that. Showtime is 7 pm.

The Gloryland helicopter shirt is back in stock! Why the copter, you ask? For one reason, it shows up in the song Black Dog, from that album. Otherwise it plays to the dystopian vibes of the record, like in Nine Bells, and One I Love. Available in sizes S through 3x. Get ’em on my bandcamp site:

And thank you–every merch purchase puts gas in the tank and helps cover our lodging expenses when we’re out there touring.

This Rockin’ Life: I spent twelve hours last Saturday repairing our dryer. Armed with the right YouTube videos, I at least can proceed without the usual fear that comes from being completely clueless about what I’m doing. Fortunately it was a day where I could drop all else. And it did save us $200-300. The parts cost less than $70. A wasted day? I think not.

“How’s your health?” Been feeling good lately, though I’ve slacked off on the running because it’s so hot (and, because I’m not getting up early enough, to be honest).
Another CT scan coming in late August.

New Music: Still working on the track order for the new record. But I might have a title! To have even an idea for a title feels like a big step forward. I really believe Joe McMahan and I have made a very good record, maybe my best so far, and feel a big responsibility to get it out there in the world in the smartest ways possible. More about all this very soon . . .

Bandcamp Friday: This Friday, August 4, is another Bandcamp Friday–a day when Bandcamp waives their usual fees to help recording/touring folks like me come away from the transaction with a little more green. So check it out! Quite a few rarities in there on my site, along with the usual offerings. My BC site is:

Thanks for your support–hope to see you in person soon!

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