2012 began with some really exciting news for me. I have been invited to an official showcase at the 24th International Folk Alliance in Memphis Tenneesee! Thats MEMPHIS, home of "Sun Studio" where Elvis, in 1953, walked in and told them "I dont sound like nobody" and proceeded to put down "Thats Alright Mama". Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis launched their careers from there. Then theres STAX marking the beginning of Soul Music and recording Otis Redding, Al Green, Aretha Franklin. The songwriting team of Isaac Hayes and David Porter producing "Soul Man" and more. Graceland.
I'll stop there and yes, I am counting down the days. The Folk Alliance conference is on from February 22 to Feb 26 at the Marriott Hotel and my official showcase is on Saturday Feb 25 at 7 30 in the Memphis room. I am also playing a number of private showcases. I will attempt to keep a bit of a photo diary of the happenings over there so if you go on to my Facebook link and become a friend, LIKE my bandpage, you can come along for the ride. The Yearlings, who made TIME with me, are also doing an official showcase, so i feel very blessed to have them over there to share the adventure.
Hope 2012 is off to a great start for you and looking forward to catching you at a show somewhere soon.