Hey there friends and neighbors, how’s it going in your neck of the woods? I hope you’re having a fabulous Spring and that the snow has at least melted, churning into a river of gratitude. Lots of cool things are happening around here. My recent adventure to Austin, Texas for The Rock Bards documentary and SXSW is recounted HERE in the April edition of The San Diego Troubadour. I will be performing solo/acoustic again for both days of the annual Adams Avenue Unplugged Festival. On Saturday, April 26th I will be at the Sycamore Den (3391 Adams Avenue) from 8-9 PM and on Sunday, April 27th I will be at Polite Provisions (4696 30th Street at Adams Avenue) from 6-7 PM. Come on out and make a day of it. It’s one of the best parties that San Diego puts on every year and it’s free.

I can’t say enough about the upcoming release Songs From The Mine by Louise Goffin. It should be out on the street before summertime so keep your eyes and ears peeled…it’s fabulous.

In May I have the privilege of conversing with local chanteuse Whitney Shay for the cover feature of the next issue of The San Diego Troubadour and for the next several weeks in April and May I will working on two CDs with Christopher Hoffee, as well as finishing up the remaining chapters for the publication of my first book Encyclopedia Walking: Pop Culture and the Alchemy Of Rock ‘n’ Roll. There is a forthcoming CD anthology to accompany the book, compiling tracks from the past 22 years (many of previously unreleased). And autumn will see the completion of Fundamentalism Is The Only Way, the long-awaited follow up to 2005’s Cabalistic Dispatch.

June will find me at Steel Bridge Songfest 10 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin from June 8th through June 15th and I couldn’t be more excited or happier about it. What a fabulous time will be had. SBSF9 was an absolute, life-changing, blast. Read all about it. There’s nothing else like it on the planet, in multitudinous ways. I love pat & mj, Door County, and everyone involved with Steel Bridge, Dark Songs, Love On A Holiday and the Holiday Music Motel. But you probably already knew that.

In the meantime, 2014 looks to be fun, busy and full of grace. I’ll see you down the road—singing songs and sharing stories—in a town near you. Enjoy yourselves. And count your blessings. Peace. xo