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)

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