Hi everyone -
holidays! Seems like a weird thing to say on a 70 degree day here in December. But
I'm not complaining!
to share: First off, my new CD, Ordinary Cats will be released
on February 8 with a CD release show at Casbah in downtown Durham. I'll
be joined onstage by some special guests so we can try to recreate a bunch of the
CD live for you -- lots of new songs! Look for T-shirts and bumper stickers this
time around, too. I will be sending out pre-release copies to those of you who have
been patiently awaiting Kickstarter reward copies, perhaps as early as this month.
In January, I'll start posting some of the new songs streaming on my reverbnation
page, and we will have a new video - produced by my pal Eddie Huffman - going online
in January, too.
the meantime, I'll be sticking close to home for a couple of months (unless I travel
to Florida for a week at the end of this month) while we get our business stuff
in order. But I do have a few shows around the Triangle. There are a few
seats still available for a house concert I am playing with FJ on Dec. 13
here in Durham at the home of Richard Low and Anne Almond. Email
Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot and get
will be sitting in with Greg Humphreys at The Lincoln Theater in Raleigh on Dec
22 as part of his going away party. My buddy Greg has found love and is
moving up to NYC to be with his sweetie. I'll miss having him around for impromptu
jam sessions on the porch!
If you are making new year's resolutions about guitar lessons - shoot
me an email. I can teach you via skype if you are out
of town, or here at my house if you are in town. I am also offering some
weekend guitar workshops in January on acoustic blues, songwriting, and jamming
with other people. Please email me for more details!
And last, but not least -- please
think about buying a CD of mine to share with a friend or relative for the holidays
this year! Giving the gift of independent music is great for everyone involved.
You can find all my stuff at www.jonshain.com or go straight to CDbaby, iTunes,
I hope to see you all soon.
a great holiday season!