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10/9 - Back From The Dead...

Back From the Dead…

So I guess it's about time I came out of hibernation and give you all an update about what's up with music and life stuff. I've gotten many emails over the past several months with subjects like "are you alive?", "where the heck are you?", etc. I kinda dropped off the face of the earth, to say the least. It's been a really bizarre year, the likes of which I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. A combination of family crises and massive health problems fell in my lap all at once, making it pretty much impossible for me to continue touring and playing out. About a year ago I developed some pretty severe respiratory condition that made breathing a daily challenge, let alone touring and singing in smoky rooms for a living. We're still not sure exactly how the heck it happened or what it was/is, but all I know is that I feel a lot better and more stable now, thank God. So I went through this personal hell of being sick, having no income and mounting up thousands and thousands of dollars in debt due to medical costs, and wondering if I'd ever be able to sing and play music again. It was an incredibly humbling experience, to say the least, and at some point I grew content with the idea of walking away from music for good (that was after months of anger, bitterness and self-pity - man, that sucked). And then some things started to change. My dear friend and co-writer Billy Cerveny and I wrote some jingles together for Ford, and they sold. I started feeling better physically, and even started writing again. Then a buddy of mine in New York calls me and tells me the indie label he's with is interested in checking me out - soon - as in, live at Smith's Olde Bar on Oct. 16th in Atlanta. Not to be melodramatic, but the old "meek shall inherit the earth" thing has started to ring true, in a way. Not that I've ever been inherently meek or humble per say, but I sure did get my little booty kicked by life, and that'll humble you REAL quick.

So I'm not really sure what's on the horizon. I know I love to play, and have lots of musical ideas floating around in my noggin, so maybe things will work out with this label and I'll be back out playing again. As I said, I feel pretty content right now just to be relatively sane and healthy and loved by friends, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't absolutely love playing music. I'll keep you posted on specifics as the come, but if you're so inclined, keep your fingers crossed and say your prayers and we'll see what happens…



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