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Happy Halloween!

Posted on October 31, 2018 with 0 comments
Ok, so I finally figured out how to get back into my email here so I will try and answer your emails when I can. Keeping up with my music sites is something I don't do on a regular basis and I will try to do better.
It's All Hallows' Eve again the spirits will be out tonight, although I think they'll get pretty wet this time. Storms are moving in and the wind is making the leaves and branches dance and twist. I think they ought to have trick or treating at the local mall and then the kids wouldn't get wet and still have fun.
My recent goal,( one of them) is to try and get my music CDs and lists organized and make more of an effort to actually sell more of my CDs. I also need to get someone to take some good pictures of me with my guitar, playing or not playing , that I can use for flyer material. All this needs to be attended to but it all costs money and I'm doing good to pay my bills so far. I'd hate to have to give up and get a real job at someone else's beck and call. I have a [...]
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October is here

Posted on October 12, 2018 with 0 comments
It's October 12, and this morning it was about 58 degrees! It was wonderful walking through the woods with the dogs and feeling the chill in the air as the sun began to peek through the trees. The dogs love it!
Tonight I'll be at the Manhattan Restaurant in Lufkin from 6:30 to 10:00. I like my job but still can't train the customers to tip. What is it with people. It's not like I'm asking them to each drop a $20 in the jar( not it wouldn't be great!) but if they would just drop a couple of $1's in the jar per person, if there were 20 people there, it would be $20 at least. In that place, spending $100 and more on dinner is what they expect but neither the waitstaff or I are working for fun, a little profit would help with the gas.
Tomorrow morning I'll be back at the farmers market in Nacogdoches and I'll play 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon.
Tomorrow ev Ning I will be at the 7th Street Back Porch Bar and Grill in Cushing from 7:00 to 10:00. I've really enjoyed adding this place to my [...]
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Is crunching leaves natures music?

Posted on September 21, 2018 with 0 comments
It's been so hot and dry here that the trees are losing their leaves to the extent that by the time fall gets , there won't be any leaves on the trees. Oh well, I haven't had to mow but a few times all year.
The art is almost at a standstill but my music is making almost all my income and it looks like I may have more chances to play coming up. I have been asked if I would play at a new establishment opening up downtown called Cowboy Jacks Saloon. I asked the new owner what sort of music she wanted and she said country. Well, I don't do a lot of country but I suggested a happy medium starting out with cowboy songs and I'll work on round up some country songs so I'll have a special list of songs to play there that fit the atmosphere . She seemed to like the idea as well as the news that there is actually a song called Cowboy Jack that was written by APCarter. Upon looking it up on YouTube I also copied the Carter version of Wildwood Flower. This should be a whole new learning experience [...]
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Sept 2nd 2018

Posted on September 2, 2018 with 0 comments
I'm so glad it's September and that much c,oner to fall. It's hot here in east Texas and as much as we are begging for winter, we'll probably gripe about that too.
I don't mind opening up my buestbook but it keeps getting hijacked by people for their own agenda and I have to delete stuff,if I deleted your email by mistake, I'm sorry. I'll try to check in here more often.

August in Texas

Posted on August 13, 2018 with 0 comments
Ok, so I started playing at the 7th Street Restaurant, Back Porch Bar and Grill last month and so far it's been a plus to my reputation. They are friendly ( it's in Cushing, Texas) and so very supportive. The food is good and it's nice and low key so relaxing compared to the Manhattan where it's more classy. I think things are picking up.
I talked to the people who are taking over the Liberty Bell in downtown Nqcogdoches and they would like to talk to me about playing background music. They are reopening it in the image of a western saloon . I think it's going to be called Western Trails but I did ask her how the Chuckwagon was coming and she didn't bat an eye. I think it's catchier but that's just me.
It's been so hot here in east Texas that I haven't had a lot of energy and sleep is hard because the night time is the only time when the temperature is pleasant. Listening to the weather from the east coast to the west coast and I'm really glad I'm here.
I got to the 7th street [...]
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