Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Update!! Huntsville, Nashville, Decatur, Guntersville, Hartselle!!

Just a quick "Hello!" to all my blogger buddies to tell you about some of my upcoming "gigs" and updates on the past couple of days! Since I home school and keep busy with music, I'm still busy with school work. So, the past few weeks and several weeks ahead have been and will be BUSY! But a good and exciting kind of busy. I hope you can drop in on some of my performances if you happen to be in Nashville,TN,  Guntersville, AL, Hartselle, AL and of course here at home in Huntsville, AL.

Hard Rock Cafe
Nashville, TN
Saturday, May 28 - 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This is a TCGMA event presented by Sweet Southern Entertainment. The show starts at Noon and I will be on stage around 4:00. This will be a talent-packed show at a famous venue with great food and gift shop. Hope to see you there!


Lakeside Concert 
Civitan Park Amphitheater, Guntersville, AL 
Tuesday, May 31 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
I'm doing a "songwriter round" with Matt Morrow and Liz Riehl by the lake. The spot is beautiful. There will be pop corn, hot dogs and soft drinks! The music will be awesome! This event is sponsored by the Mountain Valley Arts Council. Hope to see you there!

Emily D. Orr Benefit Concert
Hartselle Fine Arts Center, Hartselle, AL
Friday, June 3 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Admission is $20.00 for this annual benefit and silent auction. The proceeds provide scholarships to the Hartselle High School Senior Choral Students in memory of Emily D. Orr. I'll be joining Jeff Whitlow, Allen Watkins, Robin Stewart, Chapman James, Ted Whittington, Jeff Lemmond with State Representative Ed Henry. This will be a GREAT show! ***AND, great for me and my family!!! Our cousin, Dr. Bob Cockrell from Greensboro, NC, is coming to the show on his way to Birmingham for a get-together with his siblings! Haven't seen him in a few years. He gave me my first guitar that got me started playing for myself! Woo-Hoo!

More events coming up in June that I'll tell you about in a few days, but I wanted to tell you about last Sunday at The Coffee Tree Books & Brew. Kitty and Tom  have been generous to many over the past several years. "The Tree" suffered loss during the April 27th tornadoes and five day black-out. We decided it was time to give a little back!! The Coffee Tree was packed with singers, songwriters, patrons, fans ... Ken Dupree, Wednesday Songwriters Host, and Wayne Hemmerly, Saturday Night Open Mic Host were joined by our now Official Auctioneer, Patsy Trigg! There was continuous music with auction breaks which were as entertaining as the music! And of course being the sweet generous people they are, the Coffee Tree staff gave up their one day off to serve food.  Thanks to all who came out to support this event. Proceeds from the door and the auction almost hit $2,000.00. I hope we do this again .... Soon!

Last night was an awesome show at Rhodes Ferry Park, Decatur, AL with Cristina Lynn and friends. I was honored to be invited to perform for this event along with the Steve Owen and his Double Shot band, Russ and his Dolbro! Cristina Lynn invited mandolin player John Boyer. John, an electrician  from Indianapolis who was sent down to help with getting his company back on line after the tornadoes. Thanks, John! Jeff Whitlow made a surprise visit and joined us on stage! What a beautiful setting by the Tennessee River! What a nice crowd! The weather was perfect.


There are lots of exciting things coming up in June that I'll tell you about in a few days. Gotta run!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Here's What's Happening!

Just a quick note to say hello to all my blogger buddies and tell you about some of my upcoming "gigs".

The Coffee Tree Books & Brew - Bailey Cove Road
If you are in Huntsville this afternoon drop by for a tornado benefit concert and auction.
May 22 - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Adm: $5.00

The Coffee Tree Books & Brew has been generous to many over the past several years. Now it's time for us to give back a little, as they suffered loss during the April 27th tornadoes and five day black-out.

Rhodes Ferry Park, Decatur, AL - 
Monday, May 23 6:00 PM - 8:00
With Cristina Lynn and Friends ... this will be a fun evening of music on the Tennessee River so bring lawn chairs and a picnic! Settle back and enjoy!

Lakeside Concert 
Civitan Park Amphitheater, Guntersville, AL 
Tuesday, May 31 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
I'm doing a "songwriter round" with Matt Morrow and Liz Riehl by the lake. The spot is beautiful. There will be pop corn, hot dogs and soft drinks! The music will be awesome! This event is sponsored by the Mountain Valley Arts Council. Hope to see you there!

Emily D. Orr Benefit Concert
Hartselle Fine Arts Center, Hartselle, AL
Friday, June 3 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Admission is $20.00 for this annual benefit and silent auction. The proceeds provide scholarships to the Hartselle High School Senior Choral Students in memory of Emily D. Orr. I'll be joining Jeff Whitlow, Allen Watkins, Robin Stewart, Chapman James, Ted Whittington, Jeff Lemmond with State Representative Ed Henry. This will be a GREAT show!

There's more coming up in June!