If you enjoy indulging in incredible baked goods and independent music, then I have a proposition for you.
On March 29th at Buzz Bakery starting at 8pm I’ll be doing an acoustic set
It’s free. Come in and grab some incredible food and drink and take in the
some music that goes great with cupcakes.
Hope to see you there… I mean it’s cupcakes and music. You can’t beat that combination.
Lessons come in different packages. Some are small and gently tug your conscience, and others are boisterous and unexpectedly pimp-slap you. The former are nice to have, but sometimes it takes the latter for you to be able to drink in reality as it should be.
In my mind I had pieced together everything that needed to happen over the course of the past and future months: handing in my notice at my job, stepping out into the unknown of the music industry and the Hand of God, and somehow making it all work in Washington DC. It is that last little part though that I’m not 100% sure is the complete answer.
What is it that makes me feel that I need to be in Washington DC? Is it that my friends are here? Is it that I feel like I need to prove something? I am by no means packing up and leaving DC next week, though I have been king of the quick move in the past. There has been more than one occasion that I have uprooted my life in the matter of a two week period and moved across the country.
The reason that I am saying this is that maybe the right opportunities are not in DC, maybe they lie elsewhere in the country. With that thought I could get all panicked and start trying to make the next move, but there has been a piece of Wisdom that has helped shift my quick draw mentality off-axis: Those who make haste with their feet err.
Come hang out for your St. Patty’s day at one of DC’s best kept venues: DC 9.
We’re opening the night for Little Bigheart & The Wilderbeast, and P.A. Tony Street.
Make sure you wear green, or I’ll personally come pinch you.
When: March 17th, 2010
Time: Doors 8:30pm, Show 9pm
Venue: DC 9
Come on !!!
Come on out to The Camel in Richmond on March 4th. I’ll be doing an opening set for Cloe Klaus and Techniquelle.
1621 Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
When: Show starts at 8pm
Finding the right words to describe this weekend is going to be hard. I had wonderful moments of complete faith, and within an hour crumpled to the ground in complete bitterness and defeat. My head is reeling from the circular, internal storm that has raged.
My mind has anchored in the shallow waters of a peaceful cove, but the ship has endured much damage. The sails are tattered, the rudder is splintered, the mast has cracked and I am exhausted. I have sailed long and hard on a voyage that has been my own. Pride, fear, anxiety, selfishness, and greed have been my invisible crew and treacherous soothsayers. Listening to them I have wrought unspeakable damage to this vessel.
But the vessel is not beyond hope, it is not beyond repair. In this cove I have reunited with a master craftsman and mentor. One whose gentle words have reminded me that life is more than my ambition. Narrower is the path and harder is the journey than can be imagined. And I am gently reminded that my frail attempts to bargain for my way are no good where I am heading.
Preparation begins in the heart. This is where the story begins. This is where the story’s end is determined. I am mulling over what this means: letting go of everything that I hold as necessary to trust one who is trust’s author.
It is often found sitting in a small undisturbed corner of my mind. It sits singing a familiar song and seems to be harmless enough until I venture closer and discover that its claws have been tearing at corners of my mind, and at the edges just past consciousness. This little mongrel is all the unspoken fears and lies that I have “heard all my life”. It seems innocent enough until realizing that its been quietly eating at my dreams and aspirations since birth.
Recognizing it is one thing, dealing with this vile thing is quite another.
Starving artist is its song, and how I’ve listened to the melody, convinced that the gifts and passions that I have amount to drivel in the “real world”. Pray tell, who has defined the value of these gifts in the “real world”? Why have I bought into something spoken as fact without evidence, as meat without substance?
That little “it” should never be my focus. There is a song that plays deeper, whose melody is masterfully plucked, and whose ancient words whisper life into things yet crafted. These words are True words, these words are life to beaten bones and broken spirit. Gifts given were not gifted in vain. Purpose will not lie in slumber any longer. The Master Artisan breathes life into unseen depths and the spark draws breath beneath the babbling chorus of the creature that seems not to perceive its end. Change is here. I can feel it.
Sorry Folks!! This show has been canceled.
I will let you know if we end up getting another date.
BBQ Chicken and Beer
14109 Saint Germain Dr
When: April 7th, 2010
Music starts at 8:00pm
Cost: Le Free!
May 1st, 2010
Opening for Fools and Horses.
More details to follow soon.
I’m going to go to home sweet home in Blacksburg VA! I’m definitely excited about getting the chance to come home and play a show at the SheSha Cafe and Hookah Bar in Blacksburg on February 25th at 9pm
The show is going to start at 9pm
The ticket are : Le Free (that’s French for free)
Where is this wonder place you might ask:
SheSha Cafe and Hookah Bar
211 Draper Road NW
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Hope to see your smiling faces there!