Welcome to the Holidays! I wish you a warm & wonderful Thanksgiving and hope that you are surrounded by loved ones. While the holiday season is purported to be a time of festivities and good times, there are some people who look towards the season with a big lump in their stomach. I am not going to say which way I swing, but I will say...this Thanksgiving I'll be doing Turkey Day my way ~ down at the bar! Not because I am a big drinker, but because every year Johnny, owner of San Jose's favorite hot spot JJ's Blues Lounge, hosts a huge thanksgiving spread in honor of all the local "displaced" musicians who come through JJ's. You see, Johnny has noticed that many musicians wind up having less than ideal family & home situations. We don't know why this epidemic exists, but we do know that the annual party he throws us, complete with all the trimmings, is a blast! That's where I'll be again this year on Turkey night, listening to some good old blues by my friend Mike Osborn & band. And let's not forget the diva, miss Electra, behind the bar. It's going to be festivities and good times! Next, I want to say a big giant THANK YOU to my friends out there who have been nagging me about my new album release. Thanks for nagging, it means the world to me! I know you've been patiently waiting and it's been a long time coming but... it's finally here!!! The sequel to "Diamond In The Rough" is called "Exactly Like Me" and you can get it on my website. If you'd like to pick up a copy in person, come out to one of the shows! Here are a few to choose from~ or stop by & say hi at the farmers market, check my calendar there's a lot of great stuff coming up. I would love to see you!