Catching up! Radio play, sittin' in with Nashville greats, awards, recognition, etc...

New Year's Resolution (made in February) - Regular blog updates! I'll be posting news, videos, gigs, etc. 1-2 times a week. Hold me to it!

The last few months have been busy, hard, productive, frustrating but rewarding, educational, and most recently, even fun. Read on...

RADIO PROMOTION - My album Step By Step has gone out to over 200 radio stations in the US and Europe as part of an eight week promo. In its first two weeks, the album is getting some nice station adds and play, including by Americana charted stations! This is incredibly gratifying, and I sincerely thank every single station and DJ who plays a track. Writing a song is rewarding, playing it for others is fun, as is recording and making it come to full life with fellow musicians, but knowing that someone, somewhere that you'll never meet has listened to and enjoyed that song is an amazing feeling. If you hear a song on your station, let me know! And if there is a station that you think should play my music, let them - and me - know! Thanks to Peter Hay at Twin Vision for his hard work on my behalf. I'll be posting more news as this promo develops.

SITTIN' IN - Made my way down to the Shade Tree Saloon & Grill in Spring Branch, TX this past Wednesday night to play in songwriter David Lee's new Lamplighter Songwriter's Night. David Lee has had numerous #1 hits for country artists like Lady Antebellum and Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, and is an incredibly generous and talented human. We swapped songs for two hours, and I plan to make it back there as often as I can. It's a real listening space he's created, and the audience was wonderful! David's songs are inspiring, as is the prospect of writing a new one to bring back and play. Songwriters supporting each other is a beautiful thing!

- Was chosen Indie Bible's Pop Score Pick for Week 4, 2017 for the song "Real Love!

- In January I received awards in several categories from the Austin Songwriters Group:
  • 1st Place, Americana - "Trouble"
  • 1st Place, Bare Bones (guitar and vocal) - "The Days"
  • 2nd Place, Rock - "End of Days"
  • 2nd Place, Singer-Songwriter - "Unbound"
Thank you, ASG! ASG's annual Texas Songwriters Symposium is a wonderful event, and ASG holds many workshops and concerts throughout the year - check 'em out.

I've written a few new tunes and have a nice little webcam/mic setup, so will be adding some videos to this site, of both new songs and selections from Step By Step.

Since the CD Release in September, my life has been busy with some non-music events as well, so gigs had to take a back seat for a while. I've popped up here and there near my Austin area home, but will be booking some new gigs and will be posting info soon. I love playing live and hope to see you out there!

Thanks so much for your interest and support - feel free to write or click on my social media links on the main page to see more - I'm on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! <3


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