Sunday, April 19, 2009

Blessed Beyond Measure

It's hard to express what a wonderful weekend this has been. I made my first swing back through my old stomping grounds in central Kentucky this weekend, playing at Main and Maple in Nicholasville on Saturday evening and at South Elkhorn Christian Church on Sunday.

A dear friend from Georgia, now living in Lexington, graciously received me into her home and came down for the evening at M&M. She also arranged for me to share in worship at South Elkhorn. On Saturday, three of my dad's sisters made the trip with one of my cousins to Nicholasville. We had a great time to visit before I "went to work" and enjoyed some of the delicious food at Main and Maple.

Knowing that others care about you is a powerful thing. As I sit here tonight, it's just plain overwhelming. I am truly blessed beyond measure.

Now it's back to work, and then back to Nashville for more music. This Saturday from 11:00 - 1:00, I'll be back in front of Cafe Interlude as part of the Taste of Brown County Festival. If you're in the area, come on down for some good music and good eats.

Thank you, each and every one.


Monday, April 13, 2009

From Nashville to Nicholasville

This weekend has a couple of performance opportunities that I've been looking forward to for a while now.

This Friday, April 17, I'll be in Nashville, Ind. as part of the Singer, Songwriter and Storyteller Festival. The festival is part of the Red Carpet Extravaganza in Nashville this weekend. Singers, songwriters and storytellers will be performing live sets throughout the weekend.

My set will be at Cafe Interlude from 4:00 until 6:00 on Friday afternoon. Cafe Interlude is just west of Van Buren on Franklin St., behind the Honeysuckle House.

Other performers at the SSS Festival include Patchwork, Greg O'Haver, Jenn Christy and many, many more. Head on down to Nashville this weekend for a great spring getaway! For more information, visit the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau web site.

Then on Saturday, April 18, I head back to my old stomping grounds in the Bluegrass State for an evening set at Main and Maple Coffee House in Nicholasville, Ky. There is no charge for admission, and I'll be playing from 8:00 until 10:00. Main and Maple is located in downtown Nicholasville at, you guessed it, the corner of Main and Maple!

If you have friends or family near Lexington or Nicholasville that you think would enjoy this, would you pass the word along to them? Thanks!

The following Sunday morning, I'll be providing special music during worship at South Elkhorn Christian Church on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington. The service starts at 10:30.

Many thanks to the folks that came out for the Promise Road Writers' Round. It was a great evening, and I'm looking forward to being back next month (May 8).


Friday, April 10, 2009

Promise Road Writers' Round

There's a new round in Indianapolis at Promise Road Coffee.

Tim Gilger, a songwriter who just moved to Indianapolis from Nashville, is organizing a songwriters' round on the second Friday of every month at Promise Road Coffee. Yes, this is the second Friday, and yes, it is short notice, but I hope you can come out.

The hours for the round are 7:00 - 9:00. Promise Road Coffee is located in the gathering space of Geist Christian Church's North Campus, at the corner of 126th St. and Promise Rd. in Fishers.

I'm thrilled to be part of tonight's line up, and especially thrilled to be there with Rick Garrett of Patchwork, Tim Gilger, Justin McElhaney and others. I'll also be back for the May 8 Promise Road Writers' Round.

If you can't make it tonight, try to come out on May 8. You'll hear some great music for no cover charge in a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere.