February 16, 2018
Kansas City, MO
It was a pleasure to be in Kansas City with Folk Alliance International and to have Tom Chapin stop and chat for awhile in the hallway. I used to watch his Emmy winning TV show "Make a Wish" when I was a kid. Once in a while I still perform a song from that show, "All My Life's a Circle".
In college, I saw Tom and brother Harry in a St. Cloud concert shortly before Harry was killed in a car accident. Harry's death stunned me as I considered him a mentor, watching him engage the audience with his music and stories. I learned a lot about performing from that show.
I last saw Tom several years ago in Illinois, when we both were playing at the same music festival.
From KC, I head to Colorado. Looking forward to some mountain time and hopefully a soak in my favorite hot springs!
January 27, 2018
New York City, NY
I'm in town for the RoundGlass Music Awards. Some amazing people have put this together, honoring select musicians from all over the world who, in their words, "Create Music to make the world a better place." Wow! I'm so grateful to be included in this event with the other 150 or so other musicians.
The ceremony was held last night at the Edison Ballroom on Times Square. Ringo Starr has a new album that took the top award. I always did like him!
So I'm waiting at La Guardia airport for my flight back to Minnesota. Tired, but full of love from sharing space with these wonderful spirits from all over the globe. I'll sleep well on the plane.
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Warming up In the "Green Room" at the famed
Isis Music Hall
in Asheville, NC. This is a cool theater!
January 10, 2018
Happy New Year, everyone! I've been on the road about a week now, with really fun shows in Wisconsin and Iowa prior to arriving here in North Carolina this afternoon. When this tour was booked, I expected a little warm reprieve from the midwest winter. Ha! While today was mild in the 60's, tonight it will be in the 30's and even colder in the days ahead that I'm here.
In a few days, I'll be in Atlantic Beach, NC where it snowed last week and the thermometer dropped to 15 degrees F. Normal for Minnesota, not so much here. Glad I have my winter gear in the van.
So after my show tonight here in Asheville, I'll head eastward across North Carolina over to New Bern, Morehead City and Atlantic Beach. Love it!