Johnny’s First Show, Jeff’s Last Breath

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

We are driving under a clear sky and white, puffy, gorgeous clouds.  Back to Nashville from the show at The Abbey in Memphis and listening to 69 Love Songs by Magnetic Fields. This trip has been short but filled with great ribs and great new music. Cloud (Velvet Blue Music) sent me some new records that the label put out recently and I have to say it was a pleasant gift. So we’ve been exploring the words of Doug Burr and the new Kissing Cousins and also a good friend’s band, The Knew. Very nice releases. I am happy to have received them. I may do a write up on that Doug Burr record for a new americana music blog that my friend has asked me to start writing for.
The show last night was great. Adrian and Sam from Hey Kitty Kitty Productions are working really hard to strengthen the scene in Memphis (which is the kind of town where it is nearly impossible to book a show). The show yesterday (in the town where Jeff Buckley took his last breath) was in the venue where Johnny Cash played his first show ever. I have to say I was hoping to catch whatever Johnny had as I played and played the heart out of Blood Under The Redwoods in homage but I am not sure I channeled any of Johnny’s talent in the process.  I just missed a couple chords in the effort 🙂
A band called The Cactus’s closed the night and were great. I was surprised to find out that they were from Nashville but they were lovely and I’m looking forward to seeing them play again very soon.
Anyways – I am on my way to Nashville right now to play a show at The Family Wash and get ready for another Northwest tour at the end of October and some Christmas shows in November.
I will certainly keep you posted.
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Love Love

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I just wanted to quickly thank everyone who was able to make it out to the Family Wash last night to support me.  It meant a lot that you all came out.  So thanks.  And thanks to everyone who was willing to deal without a hostess after I took the stage.  You are great.  Lovies and Huggies!