Greetings people of Earth. That there’s the headline. My new album NAMASTE will hit the streets Tuesday May 24th. BUT!!!… if you want your copy MUCH SOONER than that, just contribute to my fundraiser campaign. Click here or copy-paste this link in your browser: …. and when I say you can get the record very soon, I mean conceivably this month, within a few weeks. I expect copies to ship to me in a matter of weeks or even days.

The reason for pushing back the release date is that I have put together a killer promo team, but they all can’t coordinate until April, and they want some lead time before the record drops. So there you go. Am I feeling impatient for May to come? Actually no. A joy of being 53 is that I just don’t get as het up about this sort of thing as I did in my 20s. I tell ya, I had a couple of releases delayed back then and the frustration and anticipation would drive me out of my tiny little mind. Now, not so much. The way I see it, I’ve waited four years for a new solo record, so what’s two more months? Okay, three more months. But who’s counting?

I’m a storyteller tonight. I’m participating in a neat show tonight. It’s the premier of a new storyteller series put on by our daily Nashville newspaper, The Tennessean. I’m one of five storytellers who will spend 10 minutes a piece spinning yarns with a theme being our love of Nashville. Click on the like up at the top of this paragraph to learn more.

Folk Alliance is next week. I and about 1000 other singer songwriters and folkies and business folks will descend on the Winden Hotel in Kansas City, MO and play showcases and in hotel rooms, and we’ll press the flesh and hand out business cards, and in essence hold a four-day hootenanny. It’ll be fun and I’ll come home charged up enough to make it through the rest of the late-Winter doldrums that always affect how much touring and career activity is done.

So that’s all the news that is news. Look for gigs later this month in Muscle Shoals and Birmingham. As Casey Kasem used to say, keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars. Cheers, Tommy