I wish to thank you all so much for listening to my music here on N1M; you have pushed my song Alone (co-written with Gary Allison) to #1 for Folk in California, with five of my songs in the Top 10. Thank you, I am grateful.
I would like to extend my deep gratitude to the many of you who took the time to write to me and let me know how much you have enjoyed the songs, and how much they mean to you. Thanks too for promoting my music on your networks, that means all the world to me.
My way of relating to the world has everything to do with music, so the most authentic way for me to thank you all is to write, record & share my music. In that spirit, I have just posted an old song about finding healing in a world of hurt. I think, and hope, it still has a valid message for today's contentious and fractured world. I hope you will give it a listen.
It was so awesome to see so many of you at Walt's back in August at the CD Release Party for Ordinary Joe by the joedai warriors. Thank you from the bottom of my heart; it is so gratifying to write, record and perform music that connects with you, the listener. I am grateful beyond words. If you were unable to pick up at copy of the CD at the show, it is available for download here at CDBaby:
Now, I am happy to announce I will be back in the Midwest this weekend and next, making music at the Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) annual conference in Grand Rapids. Here is my conference performance schedule with Michael Kelsey, Linda Hicks and Liz Brooks. If you are in the area, I invite you to drop in the Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids Airport Hotel.
Thursday @11:30pm in the Hoosier Folk Room (#101) hosting Songs of Social Justice
Thursday @1:30am in the Foundry Hall Showcase (#108)
Friday @4pm in Performance Lane (Salon G)
Saturday @11:30pm in the Hoosier Folk Showcase (#101)
On the heels of the FARM conference, I will return to Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters in Harbor Springs for the fifth year in a row. At the retreat we receive a song assignment on the Friday, and have to perform our new song on the Sunday. High pressure stakes, but great fun. Past assignments have yielded songs that have ended up on each of my last four albums. Here's a fun example of the fun things that happen there (John D. Lamb's song prompt, my song, covered by another Lamb's attendee, Bruce Smith, which I then set to some pics from past retreats):
Greetings, I just wanted to announce that I have released a new album, Ordinary Joe by the joedai warriors. This is my tenth CD with collaborator and guitar wizard Michael Kelsey. Hope you'll check it out on CD Baby here:
Wow, it's election day, and no matter the results I am so excited to remind you that I will be officially releasing my brand new CD, So It Goes by the joedai warriors, with a concert this Friday, November 9, at 7:30pm with Michael Kelsey, Linda Hicks and Liz E. Brooks. The Hoosier poet, Frederick Michaels, will also be gracing us with a couple of short readings from his wonderful collection, Potholes in the Universe!
Reserved seating tickets are still available for this show at the incredible Delphi Opera House: link
Tickets will also be available at the door from $15 to $30.
I am really happy to be back in the Hoosier state, and hope to see you on Friday,