Hey guys…Alan is finishing up the final mixes for this new disc! We’ve finished a few of them and they sound great. It was such a gift to get to work with Jan Krist and her husband Alan. They are quite a team. 🙂 You can check out some of Jan’s work here, http://www.jankrist.net/
Soooo, it’s called “Let It Go” and is pretty symbolic of the changes going on in my life this past bit. Cancer changes you. It’s changed me.
I’ll be heading out to Redeemer Church at the end of the month and I’ll do a few of the songs on the disc. I’m hoping to get my son, Joshua to join me on banjo, but we’ll see…
Hope to see you out there!
Just wanted to touch base about the coffeehouse Saturday night. I’ve got a few friends playing with me. Colleen is still fighting that cold/flu thing that I just got over. 🙁 Scott Ingerson will be playing drums and Dave Coleman will be playing keys. It will be great fun and a journey musically of all the happenings of the past few years with cancer and all. The addy is on my calendar, check it out. The Coffeehouse at SOGF in South Holland, IL.
I’ll be playing some songs from my upcoming release, “Let It Go”, the project I’m producing with Jan Krist and Alan Finkbeiner. I’m so happy with it. Jan invited a friend of hers, Jim Bizer, who’s now my friend too 😉 to play guitar on some of the tracks…Wow, can he play guitar. The first track he finished, “Say Your Name” is fabulous. Hope you guys enjoy it too.
Going back to Saturday, the coolest thing of all is that our son, Joshua, will be opening for me with a short set!!! 🙂 🙂 He started playing Clawhammer Banjo this past fall and how blown my mind with how well he’s playing. Just a couple of weeks ago he asked me to show him a couple of chords on the guitar and now he’s learning songs on the radio! I’m really proud of him to just go for it!!! Thankfully, perhaps he’s learned something that has/is taking me like 44 years to figure out…each day is a gift, live it full on, and take every opportunity you get to love life and love God!
Have a great day, you guys. I just found out a couple of my friends are struggling with cancer again, please pray for strength and encouragement for the day for these guys, Kaddie and Tommy. It’s hard on them and just as hard on their spouses. Tim really went through it with me. He just wanted to make it better and take it away somehow. Please pray for mercy, this day.
Hope you had a great Christmas time and are filled with vision for the new year! 🙂
I’ll be joining Joe and the ministry of SOGF Coffeehouse in a couple of weeks for a concert. The doors open at 7:00 and we’ll start to play at 7:30. Admission is free and you can have your choice of tasty coffees, teas and snacks.
I’ll bring a few of my friends to fill out the sound a bit and my son may even play a few songs on his banjo before my set. Too cool!
I’ll head over to Jan’s after the concert for another session for the new project, “Let It Go” I got a rough mix back from Alan that had some of Jim Bizer’s guitar work on it…Wow guys, he has a way with that guitar. Can’t wait to get it out there.
At our last session, Jan had started putting some backing vocals on “When the Time Comes” It was amazing! I’m excited to see what we put together next!
It’s super late and I should be in bed! Talk to you soon…