When I was just a lower-case g, 2010 was that year that seemed to mean THE FUTURE. It was just wild enough, just far enough away. My hyper-active artistic older brother Bryan used to draw comic books; he made one where we all got in a time machine and went to THE FUTURE and 2010 was naturally the destination. This was probably 1986 or 1987 and so his vision of how things would be were understandably off. I mean, we had the flying cars, naturally. That one never happened. I think my little brother Clay was running for president with my cousin Melissa as his running mate. Never mind that Clay's only 26 in 2010 (and that's not an election year.) I think Bryan had me as a baseball star or something.
Anyway, here in THE FUTURE, the one without flying cars and where my little brother has no hope of carrying New Hampshire, it seems all I've ever wanted was for summer to come around and to climb in the van and go, go, go. And it would seem in 2010 my wish has been granted.
I'll be embarking on an especially ambitious schedule of touring over the next six months, going to places I haven't been in awhile and a truckload more to which I've never been before. I've been wanting for a long time now to stop fussing around with music bizness as we've known it and just take the music to the people, the old-fashioned way: on stage.
First, I'll pop up to Atascadero and San Francisco for just a few shows with Ben De La Cour, June 11-14th. Then the real fun begins when I join Thomas Ian Nicholas and his band for dates in Nevada, Colorado, Nebraska, Illinois, Iowa, and more, from June 20th to July 8th. Just as that tour winds back toward the west, I'll hop off in Arizona and hop on my own tour (again with Ben De La Cour supporting) which runs through Phoenix, El Paso, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Shreveport, New Orleans, Ft. Worth, Dallas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and back to Arizona and California, from July 9th through July 24th.
That July tour will also feature my old filmmaker friends, Papoose Moose and the Mad Romanian "Loose Shutter". They'll be filming the journey for their documentary (which also contains footage from our March/April trip up the left coast.)
After some time off in August, another tour, even bigger and better, will kickoff in September and carry on to Thankgiving, but I'll tell you all about that later. In the meantime, visit the TOUR page and find out when I'm cruising on fumes into your town. I can't wait.
love and highway miles,