The stage was set at Betty Bar last Wednesday. Great night with Dusty Bryant, Dawn Weast and Carrie Sample...played some songs together, played some songs alone..it was a beautiful thing! Also got some great advice from my good friend Troy...I will use it.
There is video that is being edited now...so stay tuned!
Friday I traveled to the All Nighter Studio to lay down some drums tracks for the upcoming Terminal Union album....so I guess our first rehearsal went smooth! Ian and David wrote (and still write) some really great songs so I was excited to track something tasteful, powerful and appropriate.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE SONG
UPCOMING THINGS THAT I'M EXCITED ABOUT
- Solo show at Knotty Pine with James Funk
- Solo Show at Crow's Nest
- Booking a songwriter show with Joe "Mitchell", Micheal Hensley
- Recording songs with Dusty Bryant
- Terminal Union shows
A few weeks ago, Ian Mathieu, from the folk/Americana group Terminal Union, called me looking to add some drums and percussion to their live act in order to pump up some of their bigger shows. They are currently a 3-piece with Ian on guitar, David Faul on guitar/piano/banjo and Lynette Mathieu on stand up bass with all of them adding some sweet sweet harmony to the mix. I have been a fan of them since JEHC and Terminal Union did a show at the Crow's Nest earlier last year. It was such a fantastic night ending in a sing along jam session at the end consisting of Mark Utley, Kelly Thomas, Terminal Union, JEHC, and others...all with whiskey in hand belting out The Band's "The Weight." It was then I thought "man I love this music scene, and I want to play music with all these folks!" Ian has been a big supporter of JEHC and a leader in this scene so I was excited when he contacted me. We have 2 shows lined up currently...Taqueria Mercado on February 2 (early show 8-10:30) and Northside Tavern on February 19.
Check out their songs! One of these even features one of my best pals Michael Mavridoglou on trumpet. I'll let you figure out which one. (HINT: it's the one with trumpet on it)
|Photos by Susan Keller|
We have recently finished our third studio album which will be self titled. It's a collection of 9 songs all recorded out at our favorite place, The All Nighter Studio. We are looking to have an album release show sometime in May or early June. I believe this is our best record yet! You can stream our previous albums here.
Here is a track from the album. It is a song that I wrote and sang lead vocal on called "Birds."
It is not about my brother in law....contrary to popular belief.