I can’t believe it, but I’m beginning to see a few leaves in western Mass start to change over. I guess this is a true sign that summer is wrapping up and fall is upon us. I’ve already got my apple pie orders in with Mom and have started packing warmer clothes for the upcoming fall tour (see dates below).
What a summer it has been! Lately I’ve been reminiscing about some of my stops along the way. From delicious country biscuits and gravy in Kerrville, Texas to a beautiful summer night under the starts in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. In June I was humbled by a hometown welcoming of 300 plus faces at a concert in Greenfield to benefit a local soup kitchen and followed that up by playing alongside one of my favorite bands, Dawes, on Mountain Stage in West Virginia the very next day.
Hear our Mountain Stage session here.
July brought me to Oklahoma where I sweated my ass off in a three-piece suit on the streets of Okema for my first time at the Woody Guthrie Festival. There is magic there. Teaching songwriting to some of the most prolific and talented 15- & 16-year-olds at the Rock On Summer camp was a thrill and spending an afternoon sharing songs and talking to one of my favorite radio personalities, Rob Reinhart, on his NPR show Acoustic Café in Ann Arbor was another highlight.
Hear our Acoustic Cafe session here.
August brought Joe and I some much needed Rocky Mountain air in Beaver Creek, Colorado and last week I got to learn how to fly fish the Blackfoot River in Montana. Good friends, lots of laughs, some great wine, and music. What a summer.
Often times my life feels like it moves so fast that I can’t keep up. Then again, sometimes it doesn’t seem like it goes fast enough. I’ll always be trying to find that balance and forever be inspired, satisfied, and grateful for all that this life continues to bring me. Here to paying attention and warm apple pie to come.
P.S. Take a listen to my 2015 session at the Daytrotter studio in Rock Island, IL here.