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Heading to TEXAS!
Here's the itinerary for the 2015 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Fall Tour. Please come out and say hi if you're in Central Texas early next month.

November 6 Uncle Clavin’s Coffeehouse Dallas
November 7 Sycamore Creek House Concerts Dripping Spring
November 8 New Braunfels House Concerts New Braunfels
November 9 Milagro Springs House Concerts Wimberly
November 10 Blue Rock Studios Wimberly
November 11 Barker House Concerts Austin
November 12 Open Ears Concerts Austin
November 13 Fischer Fest Fischer
I've been trying to write coherently about Kerrville. It isn't happening. Here's this.

So, Kerrville. 

All I can say for sure is that when I got back from Kerrville two years ago I knew I had to get back there every year I could, contest or no contest. It's hard to explain without sounding like you've joined a cult. Maybe I have.

Maybe I should show you.

Apart from the gauntlet of getting there (man, is that ever another story), my first clear memory is from the next morning. Anna Tivel was at a picnic table, surrounded by other musicians, all leaning in to hear. I stopped dead in my tracks.

Here's why I wanted so desperately to get back down to Texas (click the title below):

One Thousand and One by Anna Tivel.

Songs From the Circle 4

Danny Gotham hosts the Songs From the Circle concert every year, and this year I got to be a part of it. I knew it would be good. I knew it would be fun. I didn’t expect to have to hang on to my jaw for two sets of solid country joy, spontaneity and chops.

Mike Babyak (dobro)

Tom Collins-Meltzer (guitar, vocal)

LaNelle Davis (guitar, vocal)

Julie Elkins (guitar, vocal)

Danny Gotham (guitar, mandolin, vocal)

Jeferson Hart (guitar, vocal)

Bobb Head (stand-up bass)

Jan Johansson (fiddle)

Stan Lewis (guitar, vocal)

Rebecca Newton (guitar, vocal)

Jim Roberts (drums and percussion)

Hank Smith (banjo)

Lindsey Tims (fiddle)

F.J Ventre (stand-up bass)

Jim Watson (of the Red Clay Ramblers – guitar and vocal)


This stuff is popping up on YouTube, and I recommend strongly you seek it out. Here's a start: 

Mr. Love

If I Needed You 

Your Cheatina’ Heart

Thank you Danny Gotham for putting this show together, and for letting me be a part of it.