I’m Back

The last post on this page was seven months ago. Dear readers — if there are any of you left — please accept my apology.

By mid-February I’d already played four solo shows in 2017. I was writing and recording a new batch of songs and starting to build up a website and e-mail list. I just needed to set aside a little time to run a Delta Moon campaign on PledgeMusic, release a Delta Moon album and do some touring behind that.

I turned around and it was September.

Not that I’ve been ignoring the solo project. I’ve never stopped writing. That’s what I do. Now that Delta Moon is shifting to a more collaborative form of songwriting (which I’m totally into) all tunes I come up with on my own will be going into this project. I’ve completely retooled my little home recording studio and have learned a ton about how to use the new equipment and software. It’s time to have some fun.

Outside of a two-week trip to Europe and a few hometown gigs, the band will be taking some well-earned time off in the next few months. I hope to get things moving around here.

Stay tuned. You shouldn’t have to wait seven months for the next post.

(Photo by BNB Photos)

The Wisdom of Mike Tyson

With a new album coming out in March, Delta Moon has kept me pretty busy the last few months. Nevertheless, I’ve already played more solo shows in 2017 than I did in all of last year and am hungry to do more.

Sunday’s show at the City Winery in Atlanta with Michelle Malone and Eliot Bronson — both great performers — was big fun. We each played a brief solo set, then returned for a set in the round. The evening ended way too soon.

Performing these live shows has taught me a lot about the new songs I’m singing. Mike Tyson said, “Everybody’s got a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Well, the good news is nobody’s punched me yet. The songs have been going over well. But writing and rehearsing a song is sort of like planning things you would like to say. When the time comes to look someone in the eye and say them, those things might come out differently — and often the change is for the better. Now that these songs are seasoned a little I need to find time to get back in the studio and get them down before Delta Moon takes off for six weeks in Europe.

For the next couple weeks, though, my main focus is crowdfunding Delta Moon’s new album through a PledgeMusic campaign:

(Photo by Carlton Freeman)