In Charleston, I bought Christmas gifts at a mid-size open air market. Most notably, I performed at Home Team BBQ (a gig I booked well in advance). Danielle Howle hosted the evening. She was a little older than me, very cute, and had a sweet voice and presence. Home Team BBQ “booked” me for a songwriter’s night from 7p-9p. It was not a true songwriters’ night; it was an open mic. Nevertheless, I had a good time and met some interesting people. I gave one of my most inspired performances of the tour. I met Brendan Pugh, a military man transitioning to a music career. I talked with him about commitment to the transition. I met Bob Tobin, an older man with a strong inner peace and joy. He gave me an album and I absolutely love the title track “Other Side of the Horizon”. I met a bearded man. I’m glad to have forgotten his name. He was a phony who preyed upon unwary young artists. He attempts to seduce with flattery and boasting. He tries to bait and hook his young targets on phony dreams.
I went to a park and found a beautiful spot to practice but got attacked by gnats.
On to Asheville.