I love playing in my hometown of Triana. Its such a blast to think about all the folks that I grew up with that are stil around to play with. The club BB&o is not far from the community cemetery and the blues we play the sound waves are going all up across the hills and out to the river . Triana is such a beautiful place . I do think its one of the best kept secrets in the State of AL. 

 Mr Butch Harris and John Smith are working together on putting some life int the old city. I want to do what i can to help get the ball rolling. My band likes the place so we decided to give it a try. The place is small but its just right for a blues club atmosphere. I invited some friends last time and they say they had a ball. I plan to do several shows there this summer . I hope to see you all there.


 I know its gotta feel good to be holding your childs gold record. Mr. Howard friends and family have so much to celebrate in the Alabama Shakes. Alabama has a new shining star because of this man. He helped instilled the talents in little Brittany to let her light  to shine , and its because of this light the whole city of Athens and the entire state of Al can be proud.  

  These are wonderful country people and so hospitable . We all socialized , ate some good food and played with the children. I was so honored to be asked to provide the entertainment. The kids were so cool I called them the little Shakes . They really got into the Blues with me . All in all it was a great event and the highlight to me was being with this proud father and feeling the joy he must feel inside. Keep on Shaking !

  I like doing the Open Mic show . I am always looking at what makes some folks go further that another in the entertainment biz. I have been watching for and listening to this lady for a few months now. I was finally able to get a little video of her. She is talented and has something to work with . I would love to see her develop it and move to bless the world with it. What do you think ?


Sitting in the club doing paperwork is getting to be pretty common lately. Maybe that old rule about 50% fun and 50% business does apply  to the new music world too. There seems to be always something to do . Something to create , something to promote always something to do to move a step further into the indie crowd .But it  think with al little persistance and a steategy its possible to break out in front. What do you think ?

I love to see folks that I havnt seen in a long time . I think its one of the joys of street performing. Folks come up to me and say Hey Mr. dont you remember me ? I usually do . sometimes folks have changed over the time . I Probably have changet too. Its like a grand family reunion of blues loving people . I plan to do more for  my people . I could never doenough. If i add up what they all mean to me I would hug them all . I got new mech and disc coming in 2013. From the heart to the heart

  Last week was the first week of spring and it is definately in the air. I got a lot of grass to start cutting and lots of trimming to get done. Its quite a job to keep up a small farm. I do enjoy some things about it like growing some veggies and mellons . This year I plan to grow a few mellons and tomatoes. Ill plant lots of flowers the year , getting ready for my first Swancott festivel this fall. Lots of work to do. 

  Im thinking about putting together a Saturday Morning where we do yard work and cook on the grill all day. There is quite a bit to do to get the place ready . 

Just got off the phone with Ms Hill .She is a delight to talk with . She is all excited about her show coming up in the 23rd in Mt Eagle. This is some place up in the Mountains near Chattanooga Tn. where lots of Nashville Artist and songwriters come and rub elbows . I’m really excited for her but more than anything I want to get started our project together. A couple of years back we talked about doing an album together and I’m ready to get started .

Ms Hill has strong connections in lower Al. She is the former Mayor of the town or Greensboro Al. I think her family is still rooted there. I asked her to take me there soon. I want to get to know more about her and the area where she came from before we actually get into the record together.

I have done a few projects in my life but I want this album with Ms. Vanessa Hill to be a treasure for everyone to have long after we are gone. I actually want to do a RECORD. Like for the record books of time and Al history. In order to do that, I want to connect with as much of her feelings and experience as possible.

I actually want to control the entire project from beginning to end, from song selection to packaging to tell as much of the untold story of her and my Alabama lives as possible. I’m hoping for a souvenir Al. record and today when we got off the phone I feel like we finally just got started.

I got a show tonight in Madison and I invited her to stop in and tell folks about her plans in Huntsville. I hope that she can work it into her schedule to drop by.

It’s going to be a great project to do. Ill keep you informed. Join the mailing list and stay tuned. Once I Get the concepts solid and we start into funding. You’ll be the first to know .Imagine get in on history.


  Women have long been full of the Blues but lately more women than ever have moved to the Blues as a vehicle to say what they are thinking. I often hear the women scream out “Tell It!” during a good Blues show.

I got a song called The Confession, It’s a song about stepping out with a married woman. In the song the lady was saying that she wasn’t getting the Love she deserved. Her old man was neglecting her and she needed to feel Loved. 

  I decided today to send out post on My social media accts. i sent Fbook and the email list too. I think in all around 800 notices to my friends and fans .I made a New Yrs resolution to do more promotion this year than ever. Im beginning to come to grips with the fact that I need to do this myself instead of wait on a record co to do it for me . I went to the Print store to get flyers done and started to put them out . and i hit the social media . valentine might me a fair show. 

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