I've been soaking up the sun in the Pacific Northwest enjoying the vibrant colors
of sweet summertime. Portland is truly a paradise this time of year so it's
been a nice relaxing few days... "relaxing" for me meaning practicing,
writing, gardening, catching up on business work (while tanning) and doing a lot
of yoga. I'm now completely recharged and ready to launch the summer tour!
I hope you had
a great 4th of July and the opportunity to see fireworks. I told a friend
yesterday that Independence Day can be everyday... the celebration of our right
to choose. So my theme for the holiday is to expand, be all you can be, and
set free within yourself!
I'll be continuing Independence Day Celebration at The Gemini in Lake Oswego for
a live acoustic show. This beautiful venue just renovated the stage with new
lights and an upgraded sound system so I'm excited to return there and play. Music
goes from 9pm-12am Tonight @
N State St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
TUESDAY Night is the OFFICIAL TOUR LAUNCH PARTY in PORTLAND:
Opening for Marcus Eaton at
The White Eagle, 9pm
836 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227
- Marcus and I are two of the only guitarists who have played on stage beside
Tim Reynolds, the guitarist for Dave Matthews Band for his original project TR3.
As most of you know, Tim and I have played quite a bit together and he has
always spoken worlds of Marcus. This will be the first time that Marcus and
I have finally gotten to connect for a show so I assure you it will be something
special. Expect some jamming and a fun night of celebration before my departure
the following day!
SUMMER TOUR LAUNCH Starting at Summer NAMM in Nashville!
* I will be showcasing
for the Engle, a drumstick for guitar. It is an honor to be the signature
artist for this revolutionary product! Here is a video link for a sample of The
NAMM in Nashville, I will be continuing the journey with bassist Chris LeFevre for
an acoustic/bass duo tour from July 17th-September 16th. Some cities include Atlanta,
Jacksonville, Tampa/St Pete, Richmond and Floyd, VA, DC, Philadelphia, and more
in the northeast region. Find your city listed here:
*Side Note: The
Website entails the most current calendar to date. All are not listed on reverbnation.
Several of these
shows include house concerts which is an up and coming way for friends and family
to gather people together for a concert in their home. If you are interested
in booking one of these, feel free to e-mail Sarah Washburn entitled "Booking
Please RSVP to
House Concerts via emails listed on the website if you would like to attend. Cheers!
and inspirational quotes can also be found on the facebook page:
... and of course,
many videos to experience the live essence on the YouTube Channel:
out the website for some previews of the instrumental album. As you may already
know, the release date was pushed back while the album needed to be remixed. It
took much longer than expected, but I will be happy the rest of my life for putting
in the extra time. The album sounds much more organic now and I can not wait
to share it in completion!
Much love to
you all- see you out there on the road!
Live, create, explore...