Greetings Music Friends,
Much is happening and I am so happy to share this with you.
Tomorrow in the day, I will gig with Death of Paris in front of the Russell House at USC in downtown Columbia. Not sure how the public will kept out, but the festival is called Connect2Colafest and is to welcome students to different things going on in Columbia.
Then the band is off to Asheville to appear at The Orange Peel with many of our friends.
Barneroo Festival in Asheville, NC is having a pre-Jam THIS Saturday 8-12 and we will be there.
For many years I have begged Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats to PLEEEZE let me play on this festival, produced by Andrew Scotchie, connector and great musician. Our band is ON the bill and it is going to be kick-ass. https://www.facebook.com/TheRiverRatsAVL?fref=ts
Immediately following my performance, I shall drive to the Charlotte airport and head over the big Pond to Scotland and England for some date with The Dainties, fronted by old friend and amazing songwriter Martin Stephenson. https://www.facebook.com/martin.stephenson.984
BUT WAIT!! You can see Martin Stephenson in the Southern USA beginning of September. Look on his FB page for details! He will play Awendaw Green Barn Jam on September 2nd. I will be there to hang and dance with you as he sings his well crafted, life changing songs.
Thanks to the 10 awesome humans who donated to my Paypal account to help this trip happen! There is still time to donate. This email will help you to my Paypal. firstname.lastname@example.org You will get a t-shirt and some treats in the mail. If you want me to download one of my CD's for you, I can do that!! Just tell me in the note when you place your donation.
NEW YOUTUBE SERIES “D-Tales” filmed and produced by Emmy award winning actor John C. Bailey
Please make sure you watch my new YOUTUBE series called “D-Tales” all about the stories behind my songs. We have two episodes completed, s far- and here ya go! I have also given the corresponding sound-cloud link to the songs, if you would like to make comments there as well.
Thank you Edwin McCain http://www.edwin.com/tour.html for having me on your upcoming show on August 27 in Hilton Head and Poseidon. I am so honored to play with you and your band again.
Hilton Head is sold out because Edwin Rules and people give a shit, but there are still tickets for 8/28 Windjammer. http://www.the-windjammer.com/wp/event/edwin-mccain-band/
And by the way you 3 Edwin fans, you are most welcome for me telling you to GET YOUR HILTON HEAD tickets. So buy a #DMFH t-shirt- right? :) We good.
SONGWRITING- Howle Life-Style NEW PRODUCER
All summer long I have been writing songs and working as a gardener and cleaning lady. It has been rewarding and challenging. I have not decided on a producer yet for my next CD, but you will be informed shortly of my fall plans to record with my fabulous band and a great producer. I have grown so much as an artist and am in my prime. It feels good to say and live this with humble confidence.
Americana Fest http://americanamusic.org/about-festival
FINALLY!!! I have the honor to attend this festival thanks to Joe Spencer who sponsored me to this event. I do not have a showcase, but will attend and hope see, meet and get inspired by many artists and industry professionals. I was delighted that 5 artists playing this event I had seen at Awendaw Green's weekly concert Series The Barn Jam.
NEW MUSC CONFAB http://www.newmusicconfab.com/
This is an artist and industry friendly, fervent, informative, career building entity! It was put together by one of the greatest music business minds I know. Dave Stewart. FANS!!! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!! Go to the link above and you will know why and where we are all together. Aug 27-29 is ON!
HOLY CITY CONFESSIONALS at HOME TEAM BBQ (West Ashley location) Charleston, SC
EVERY Monday at this ALL ORIGINAL SONGWRITER open mic, I am your Emcee!! Show starts at 8pm and I play 4 songs, because it is 3-4 songs or 15 minutes for each artist. We have a full back-line set up and ready to go, so no excuses if you want to bring your band out. After my set, we down to the music up in front of a receptive crowd. So many great people have come: Jordan Igoe, Josh Roberts, John Brannen, Finnegan Bell,East Indians, Brendan Pugh, Campbell Brown, Reid Stone, Mac Leaphart, Doug Jones, Sean Kelly, to name a few. I will let you look them up, because you should know. Check out the FB page https://www.facebook.com/holycityconfessionals
Parallel Chords Short Film see trailer: https://vimeo.com/136231552
is doing GREAT and being added to many prominent festivals. Yes, I helped produce this film, cast a bunch of extras and helped organize many locations for the shoots down here in SC. Parallel Chords did well at Cinema St. Louis film fest and got into St. Louis International FF. 3 awards: BEST SOUNND and our cinematographer Hannah Radcliffe was recognized for two films, along with our director/writer Catherine Dudley- Rose for notable talent to watch. We are receiving confirmations for showings left and right! Our director and writer Catherine Dudley- Rose is most pleased. She is an amazing artist to work with. I will never trade my times sweating it out day and night with Catherine and the crew. FB page: https://www.facebook.com/parallelchordsfilm
The Edisto Expedition- Watch this NOW https://vimeo.com/133191987
is a film in progress and now a community project that has my heart and full support. If you would like to literally SAVE South Carolina's pristine coast, your water supply, and make sure the ENTIRE EARTH remains in balance, check out this 30 minute short film. I am primarily a music coordinator on this project, but will do some composing as well. Call me “word spreader” because that is what NEEDS to happen most. More info to educate: http://scriversforever.org/
Sol Jam Fest was AMAZING!! Highlight for me in Late July, early August was seeing Josh Roberts and the Hinges. My band during this festival was actually Jordan Igoe, along with Josh Roberts and The Hinges. Then Josh kicked it Hinge face melting style after our set to headline the outdoor stage, right there on the front beach at Isle of Palms. You can catch Josh Roberts this month on the band's tour of Colorado.https://www.facebook.com/JoshRobertsandTheHinges?fref=ts
Jordan Igoe is AMAZING and becoming known in the national music world at an astounding rate. It's because she is great and her music will change your life for the better. Her honesty and careful crafting of composition wins her “Musician of Bad-ass” award in the #DMFH world.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jordan-Igoe/208590195867207?fref=ts
I humbly thank Joel Timmons of the band Sol Drive Train, ( ADD URL) and his amazing staff for putting on Sol Jam Fest 2015. Joel reminded me at the festival that I introduced him to Josh Roberts!! This was definitely a humbling moment in my life. Thank God other people remember things like this. I can sail on that statement for weeks! https://www.facebook.com/soldriventrainmusic?fref=ts
Awendaw Green AWENDAWSOME!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/?_rdr=p
I am artist in residence at musical hinge Awendaw Green in the low-country of South Carolina. We do a show EVERY Wednesday (rain or shine) called The Barn Jam. Artists from all over the country know of this and our loyal, growing crowd.
We have grown to 500 in number this summer, bringing art, music, fun, business, and connectivity for all who enjoy and support the Barn Jam. This is CRAZY in the rural town of Awendaw, just outside of Charleston, SC. The Barn Jam often exceeds the town's population most Wednesdays. We want to thank all of our patrons for recycling and keeping the land beautiful and clean.
Our brothers and sisters of music at Sewee Outpost make the Barn Jam possible. Brooks Gear, owner of Sewee Outpost, has a keep sense about music and community. Brooks has also installed (and runs) a beautiful Frisbee golf course on the property, which attracts players from all over the country. I have played this course several times and though I am not very good at Frisbee Golf, it is great way to get outside and be with your friends.
All things Awendaw Green are under the direction of our fearless leader Eddie White and engineer in residence Nat Mundy. The Barn Jam has become a refuge for touring and local artists. Fans of the Barn Jam have come to know the consistent and authentic booking skills of Eddie White, who also happens to be the best dentist I have EVER had in my life.
During the Barn Jam, I can often be found making pizzas, which are then wood fired, in our beautiful oven, by our fearless volunteers Joan Hale and Keith Grybowski. We are thinking of forming a side project called “the Pizza people” but mostly we just sing and dance while making pizzas to all the bands and songwriters that play. HOWEVER..... Keith did contribute and instrumental tune to Edisto Expeditions short movie, which is used throughout, more than the rock star tunes in there!! Go Keith!!
Mine is a life of service with great love. I am looking forward to hearing and hanging with this vast community of earthlings I am a part of. Wishing you all the best. Thanks for reading. #DMFH