A wonderful couple of weeks.
Lon and I recently returned from the Southeastern Regional Folk Alliance Conference in beautiful Mountain View, Arkansas. The conference was thoughtfully coordinated and presented by its president, Kari Estrin of Nashville along with her production team. We met so many interested and talented people as well as some delightful radio personalities and venue hosts. A great opportunity to connect with like-minded folks. Thank you Jack Williams for inviting us to participate!
Next spring it will be held in Black Mountain, North Caolina, the weekend of May 19 – 22 or thereabouts. You can find out more about it in general at www.serfa.com .
Thursday night we had a wonderful time being a part of “Farther Along” – The Music and Life of Gram Parsons Tribute show presented by Randy Judy of Jacksonville, Fla. Lon and I, along with Tim Higgins, Jason Thomas, Brian Homan, Sue Cunningham and Ed Bradley are members of the Lonesome Doves, the backup band for the show. Twas extremely well attended and received as the opening concert for Magfest, held in Live Oak, Fla.
I also got to sit in with my dear friend, Grant Peeples as part of his Peeples Republik Band for a Magfest set. Fu-un! He’s about to go into the studio with Gurf Morlix, who is producing his upcoming record, Okra and Ecclesiastes, for our teeny tiny record label, Gatorbone Records. Should be a humdinger.
Finally a lovely Sunday evening playing with our pal, Eric Searcy, in our long running bluegrass band, The Driftwoods. A beautiful moon rise right on the river. Sweet.
That’s the latest… more soon!