A cold snowy greeting to you wherever you are. Maybe it’s warm where you live, or maybe you’re really socked in, with two feet (or more) of the white stuff. It’s supposed to creep back into the 50s in Nashville today, so we’re lucky compared to those poor souls on the upper east coast of these United States.


So far I’ve gone all of 2016 without saying anything political. But I was at the Tool/Primus concert at the Bridgestone Arena this past Saturday night and I’ll take a cue from Tool’s lead singer Maynard James Keenan. As he said, the only reasonable choices for candidates in 2016 are David Bowie and Lemmy. For now, I’ll go with that; but I reserve the right to start shooting my mouth off at some point in the future when I can’t take it anymore. (And that may be next week!)


Speaking of next week, I’m excited to go back to Huntsville, Alabama. Thursday February 4th I’ll be at Humphrey’s at 103 Washington St. NW. The puck drops at 8 PM, approximately, or so I’ve been told.


Saturday February 6th I’ll be part of the Nashville Flipside show at the Douglas Corner at 2106 8th Avenue South. It’s a writers in-the-round show featuring me, Chris Gantry, David Olney and Peter Cooper.


Now here’s a show that’s different and looks to be a lot of fun. Monday February 8th I will be part of the Nashville Storytellers night, brought to you by the Tennessean, Nashville’s daily newspaper. It will be at The Bistro in the Emma building, 9 Lea Ave, just off Hemitage Ave in SoBro. As the Tennessean puts it, “Nashville Storytellers will begin its series with a diverse set of speakers with an array of experiences and one mutual affection – Nashville.” The night will feature stories told by: Manheet Chauhan of Food Network, Jason Michaels (a magician with Tourette’s – like me!), Jim Myers (the Tennessean food columnist), and from the Thistle Farms program (a great foundation getting women off the street) Anika Rogers and Rev. Bekka Stevens. The Tennessean’s Brad Schmidt will be the master of ceremonies. Doors are at 6, and the storytelling begins at 7.


My fundraiser for my upcoming new record NAMASTE is ongoing. Thank you all who have donated. If you’d like to help me out, click here. I’m looking forward to the Folk Alliance convention coming up later in February, and making it quite the Alabama month with upcoming shows in Muscle Shoals and Birmingham. And that’s all the news that is news. Go out and make it a good day. I’m in your corner!