**I have to start by saying my heart goes out to all the victims and their families in the Vegas tragedy. I have too much to say about this to fit in one blog post so I'm going to save it for the next one.  Truly tragic and preventable.**



I'm close to having enough songs for my full length album release. It's an exciting feeling, this album will be ten new songs recorded with a full band. The nerve-racking thing about recording the album is having a vision but not being sure you can afford it. Playing with a band and recording in Nashville definitely doesn't make things cheap. I'd also really love to do vinyl this time around, but we'll see. It's because of this that I'll be launching a Kickstarter soon to presell the new album along with other cool exclusive items so keep an eye out.



Speaking of the band I have some cool shows coming up. One of them on October 23rd at the City Winery in Nashville. Then on November 1st we'll be playing WDVX's Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, you'll be able to tune in Live on their site. I'm also looking into incorporating new instruments and vocal harmonies so keep a look out. These next couple of months look like they may be taking me to Kentucky, Georgia and Florida, I'll have new show dates posted soon. 



In some sad news soul singer Charles Bradley recently passed away. His story is an inspirational one and shows it's never too late to make music. He released his first album at age 62.



Tom Petty also sadly passed away the other day. While I didn't listen to a ton of his music it was impossible to grow up without hearing it. To me his music was always very American in a good way. Like apple pie in audio form, we all like apple pie right? He also seemed like a good guy and will definitely be missed. Here's an interesting interview with him a few years ago.


As always thanks for reading, I'll see you soon on that endless road.