Some December updates:
I landed a new opportunity with Slightly North of Broad for Sunday brunch on December 6th. I’ve been donning a Santa cap and sprinkling some Christmas tunes into the mix!
Speaking of Christmas tunes, my future classic “A Purply Pink Christmas” is the Global Rising Song competition! This is a songwriting competition started by Keith Moore who used to host Puckett’s Rising Star in Franklin, TN. Puckett’s Rising Star was a competition I participated in at Puckett’s Grocery (a cool restaurant in Franklin) and those experiences were part of the early stages of my life as a musician.
To win the competition, I need votes, and you can vote here! It costs $1 to cast a vote and I will receive the bulk of all votes cast for me. Winning the competition would get me a bonus sum and the opportunity to co-write with a very successful Christmas songwriter. Please enjoy my song and video “A Purply Pink Christmas” and consider casting a vote!
PS. There is no limit on how many times you can vote!
NEXT UP IS AWENDAW GREEN w/ UNCLE TIM’S BENCH!
Awendaw Green was a blast! I played as part of a trio under the name Uncle Tim’s Bench, led by Tim Falvey and supporting roles Noah Grove and Kevin Cheek. I also led a one song intermission that featured purply pink Christmas lights and of course my song, A Purply Pink Christmas. It was cold but there were many warm fires blazing and the musical acts were all very enjoyable.
Next is a picture from my recurring Thursday OPEN MIC event at Southern Roots in Park Circle. This event runs from 7-10 every Thursday and is quite the jam.
Being a musician through COVID has been unique to say the least, but one perk is all these cool timeless photos of live music being played while wearing a face mask.
This past Friday, I played one of my regular spots, Pour Taproom,
as well as set up sound for future hall of famers, The Tapedecks.
I’ve had the distinct honor of being part of the first shows ever performed by The Tapedecks and being the first recipient of the classic, The Tapedecks shirt. That their second show was on a skate ramp is the stuff of legend.
Tonight and most Monday nights, I’ll be going to Chico Feo for The Songwriter’s Soapbox, a terrific event run by George Fox. Last week I shared some stage time there with Uncle Tim’s Bench.
I’ve also been working on a song called Arkansas Beck’ns. It was written by a woman who goes by the name of Jane Katherine and she hired me to fully produce a version of her song. It has come along well so far and I will be working with violinist Jonathan DePriest to take it that extra step.
The “Stay at Home” project with Nathan Douglas is complete and CDs are on their way to Nathan.
I’m steadily rehearsing with drummer Lou Gonzalez and we are sounding pretty damn good if I do say so myself. I just booked us our first show together. It will be at Stones Throw Tavern in West Ashley with a kickoff @ 7pm. Lou and I will be playing a set at Rockpile this Wednesday, coincidentally the last one at Smokey’s Place in North Charleston, in search of more bandmates. And with that, it’s on to the next week!