Summer Soul-Time Tour Week 2: Bound To Cover Just A Little More Ground 

And the tour continues - this juggernaut running on a combination of caffeine and fossil fuel. I can't imagine what my carbon footprint looks like by this point. I do know that it's wide and vast....

Tuesday found me in Nashville, TN, at the home of friend and amazing songwriter/musician/producer Shawn Byrne. Remember his name - he's going to be famous some day. Shawn, his lovely wife Amy and main Arlo (14 months) and Bucky the Wonder Dog hosted a house concert for me - the inaugural "Byrnaroo Fest" (named for the Bonaroo Festival, a yearly musical blowout near Nashville). I got to play my songs for family, friends, neighbors and fellow songwriters from the Nashville area. It was a hoot! After that I left for:

Charleston, WV, where on Wednesday I played in a songwriter showcase with three West Virginia writers - Tony HarrahClinton Collins and Andrew Adkins (please click on their names to check out their music - you'll be glad you did!) Heavyweight songwriters all. It was an amazing show. We all are members of an online songwriters group, and while we virtually knew each other  it was wonderful to meet in person and share our songs with each other and with an enthusiastic audience. 

Thursday was an unscheduled day off due to a show cancellation in the Washington, DC area. No worries - it gave me an extra day to get to New England where on Friday I played a show at the Seven Stars Arts Center in Sharon, Vermont. This was a wonderful evening of songs and making new friends. There was a packed house that night, and folks seemed to enjoy my music - at least no one threw anything (that landed) or let the air out of my tires. 

Saturday I played in Lebanon, NH at the 10th and final Summer Solstice Party hosted by dear friends Michael and Joy. This event was the cornerstone around which my tour was built. We had been invited to the party every year since its inception, and finally were able to attend. It was a fine night under the stars and we all had a great time.

Sunday was my first scheduled day off and Monday found me in Maine, on Peaks Island, to be exact, where I had a show at Jones Landing. It's a popular island bar/party facility, and a whole slew of folks came out to listen, dance (yes, dance!) and enjoy the beautiful Maine evening. It was a wonderful time. We want to live there :)

Tuesday was a day off, and I drove from Maine to Wahington, DC where tonight (Wednesday) I have a show at the Vinyl Lounge in Georgetown. Thursday I'll be heading back to Texas (homeward!) for a house concert in Dripping Springs - outside of Austin on Friday. My next blog entry will, assuming the caffeine and fossil fuel remain available and abundant, be written from the music room at the House Of Strays.

Thanks for following along on my journey! Have a great week, and remember to be kind to one another out there - we're all we've got....

The inaugural Brynaroo Festival. Epic!

L-R Tony Harrah, ER, Clinton Collins, Andrew Adkins. Note the fabulous hair. Must be the West Virginia water....

ER Music on Peaks Island, Maine! As far East as I've ever been....

Here's a demo tune for you - I think it's apropos. "The Other Side Of The World." I hope you enjoy:

1 comment

  • Jessica Cowitz

    Jessica Cowitz Phoenix

    I REALLY love "The Other Side of the World!" Apropos and thought-provoking lyrics. It's fantastic what you are doing - touring and performing your wonderful music, and meeting all sorts of new folks. Re-connecting with old friends. And finally meeting in person online friends. I am happy for you. And inspired by you! Keep the great original songs coming! I'm a fan!

    I REALLY love "The Other Side of the World!" Apropos and thought-provoking lyrics. It's fantastic what you are doing - touring and performing your wonderful music, and meeting all sorts of new folks. Re-connecting with old friends. And finally meeting in person online friends. I am happy for you. And inspired by you! Keep the great original songs coming! I'm a fan!

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