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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Back in Town

Hey folks-

After a WONDERFUL trip down to Mississippi, we are back safe and sound in Madison. Francie and I had a great show at Watson's. It was fun seeing all of the old friends again. Now that I'm back in town, it's back to the regular schedule. I'll be at Plan B on Willy Street every Tuesday from 8pm to midnight and Francie and I will be at Maduro on E. Main Street every Wednesday from 9pm to midnight.

Don't forget the CD is for sale and download at iTunes and CD Baby. See ya at the next show!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Album Is In

Hooray! Ring the bells, bang the drums! The album is done and the CDs are in. You can grab your copy at my next show for $10, or you can go online to CD Baby and order the CD or download mp3s. It will also soon be available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Zune, etc.

I want to thank everyone who was involved in this process. Here is the text from my "thank you" panel on the CD cover. It's an incomplete list, but here we go...

Thanks to my family - Mom, Dad, and Jessica.

Thanks to my friends for all their encouragement and inspiration through the years - Francie Phelps, Brandon & Carol Baxter, Chris Lange & Adam Nelson with PianoFondue, Jeffrey John, Katy & Joey Svec, Geeg & Glen Drum, J.P. Croake & Shira Phelps, and my ninjas - Kristel & Sara. Thanks to the folks over at 105.5 Triple M - especially those behind the Project M songwriting competition.

Thanks to the venues who supported my original music - Pat & Sue at Fins; Elizabeth, Matt & Kurt at the Brink Lounge; Corey & Rico at Plan B; Jack & Julie at the Ivory Room; Eric & Dan at Monks; and Donald at Watson's.

Education is paramount to the future of American music. I'd like to thank my childhood piano teacher - Marilyn Leone; my public school music teachers from Long Beach - Carol Embry, John Gipson, Dr. Jim Hamilton, and Shane McElveen; and the music faculty at Millsaps - Drs. Tim & Cheryl Coker, Chris Brunt, Elizabeth Moak, and Dr. Jonathan Sweat.

Thank you all...