Happy New Year! After some much needed rest and practice time, I’m back in action this weekend with a SOLD OUT solo show at The Circle of Friends in Franklin, MA, opening for the lovely and talented Lori McKenna. I will, of course, be bringing my favorite bass player Craig Akin with me. Next week we’ll be joined by Pete Kennedy for another SOLD OUT show in NYC at Music on 4. Those guys always push me to new limits, so there’s no telling what will happen, except that it’ll be a blast. I feel like maybe I should book a few more solo gigs! It seems to be working out! If you don’t already have tickets to one of those, try coming out to Winterjam on 1/14 where I’ll be playing with a few of my favorite acts.
I am so grateful to find out that my CD “Hope” landed at #15 on the 2011 Folk DJ Chart! Red Molly landed at the #10 spot and snagged the #5 artist of the year slot too! For me, 2011 was the year for recording and releasing new material, both with the band and on my own. 2012 will be the year to practice my buns off, learn new techniques, practice, write a slew of new songs, and practice some more. Let’s get to it!