Its finally time...

Maybe it's the new year or maybe it's recently turning 40.   Truth be told, I feel like it's just time to get off my ass and back to the fun of making and sharing music.  I'm looking forward to getting some new songs out of my head and house and into yours.  But in the mean time I've added three versions of "Pecan Suit" for your listening pleasure (and at times my dis-pleasure).  I've been playing this song for 8 years and would imagine their will be another version or two of it in the years to come.

The first is from 2008 at the Golden Bough Bookstore in Macon.  Folks used to gather there to watch each other and support each other as we played our songs.  This particular night I had borrowed Kevin Meadows 8-track CD recorder to make my first live recording.  Some of the between-song banter is even better than the music. Maybe one day I should just put that up on here.

I'm not certain when the second version of Pecan Suit was recorded, but it was definitely between the other two.  I know Heidi Clinite (and maybe Justin Smith) and I recorded it at Star Motel Studios with Rob Evans.  I was so stoked about this that I decided to have it mastered for real... unfortunately at press time it cannot be confirmed that this is actually those masters.

The last version comes from an album called How We Can Save Bears which came out in 2012.   For a brief time I had the privilege of playing with and making this record with some of my favorite Maconites and Macon musicians (aka Chris Nylund, Justin Smith, Vinnie Thomas, Shawn Williamson).   I love and thank each of you.  Every time I hear songs (and particularly the drums) from How We Can Save Bears, I am reminded to savor each moment with my friends because they can be fleeting.  RIP Vinnie.

Enough of the sad stuff, just go check out the songs and stay on the lookout for a couple new ones.