Tomorrow I am going on tour with Shinyribs. You can check out the dates at:
This is a tour of the South which is leading up to our appearance at Albino Skunk Music Festival. I’ve heard that this is a great festival and I’m looking forward to playing it. I stole the blog title from the hilariously named biography of James Maker. I always feel a little bit like I’m stroking myself off when I promote my own shit. One of my favorite singles of recent years is Maker’s Born That Way:
Singing tonight at ACL live with Eric Burdon of the Animals. Sometimes life takes on surreal proportions. What a strange and crazy night! Hopefully this performance will make its way on TV later this year as it was being filmed. Tonight was a special tribute to the British Invasion and was headlined by The Animals and The Zombies. Shinyribs played earlier in the night. We performed a version of The Rolling Stones’ Heart of Stone and She’s About a Mover with Shawn Sahm. The pic above is from the big sing along at the end of the night to The Animals We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place.
Austin City Limits Live British Invasion
I must admit I am extremely proud that tonight with Shinyribs I’ll be performing at Austin City Limits Live in a tribute to the British invasion. I’m especially excited to perform before Eric Burdon and the Animals, and The Zombies.
I thought the above article was an interesting read. It’s by Dana Gould, in the wake of Robin Williams, and it is about why comics are so self-destructive.
I’m between tours right now and am a little upside down. I’ve been trying to think of topics to write about, but my focus is lacking. Tomorrow the Shinyribs band heads on a three day run that starts Little Rock, Arkansas. You can get details at http://www.shinyribs.org
I’ll also be performing my first solo show at Strange Brew in Austin, Texas on September 21st at 4pm. More details to be announced soon!
In the future when all’s well…
Well, today got lost in the shuffle and I didn’t get to post as much as I would have liked to. Shinyribs played Blues on the Green last night at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. The final estimate for the crowd was 16,000 people. That is the most people I have ever played for. I got swept up in the moment and the next thing I knew I was doing shots of Jameson out of a Philadelphia Eagles shot glass at 1am. Time warp to today and I was laying in bed in the dark watching Robocop. So the moral of the story is: if you play to a large crowd it eventually leads to you alone shivering in the dark watching Robocop. Or at least that is where it led me…
Today I’ll be playing Blues on the Green in Austin, Texas with Shinyribs. It is a free show at Zilker Park. Tameca Jones goes on at 8pm. We go on at 9pm. All those of you in the Austin looking for some fun, look no further.
I’m finally back in Austin after being on tour with Shinyribs in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Tomorrow I will resume my regular posting schedule. It’s hotter than hell here, of which I have had a brief respite from in the last twelve days. Here is one of my favorite bands, Marah, playing their song Long Hot Summer. If you don’t know who they are I highly recommend that you check them out.