April 17th, 2007         
 Greetings..  Things have really been hopping in gig world for awhile, and there hasn't been alot of time to sit and write the news..  I have been working several gigs with the League Of Decency at the Capital City Club in Atlanta, and also at the Congress Center during the Final Four Weekend..  The band kicked ass for the people visiting Atlanta from all over the country..  It was nice to see some old friends, the Black Crowes at the Congress Center in the Ballroom next to ours..  I first met Chris and Rich Robinson when they were Mr. Crowes Garden at a rehearsal faciltiy where they had a room down the hall from us..  The League also performed at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in March.  The group always sounds great, and lots of fun to work with..  The Ron Kimble Band has also been busy, playing gigs at Glenda's, Hank and Jerry's, Mickey Dee's, Rudy's, and Sportsline..  I've also been working with Ron every Sunday at Hank and Jerry's as an acoustic duo..  MOTION will be back in the saddle very soon as we work in a new lead vocalist, and I am looking forward to rocking again with Dino and the guys..  I have worked some solo acoustic gigs at Classic Pizza, and had had a special guest on a few of the gigs..  Brooke Serrano is a student of mine, and she is an exceptional talent..  We have been covering songs by Fleetwood Mac, Traci Chapman, Sheryl Crow, Allison Krause, Gretchen Wilson, and Shania Twain..  The crowd loves to hear it, and we love to play it!!  I also have a new group I will be working with called Heart Strings..  It will feature Anne Scott, Jimmy B, George Calhoon, and myself..  We will be performing a very wide variety of music, and I look forward to working with these seasoned pros..  I've been writing some new tunes, and will be recording them very soon with Marty Kearns at Down In Deep Studios..  Marty is a monster musicians, engineer, and producer..  I love to work with him, and it is always fun to create music with such a talented guy..  Marty has also been producing a single for Heaven Davis.  I have a gig coming up with her at Jekyll Island..  I also picked up a new Takamine Acoustic Electric guitar, and have been using it on solo gigs, along with a Chet Atkins signature Epiphone guitar..  They both sound great!!  Now, on to other news..
Thursday nights are still a great way to start the weekend early at Monterrey's Mexican Restaurant on Buford Highway in Doraville..  It is the home of my regular, solo, acoustic gig and is always a lot of fun..  Margarita specials, great Mexican cuisine, and cold beer in frosty mugs await you..  I am constantly updating the song list, and you will hear just about anything you want to..  The food is great and the service is outstanding..  It is what keeps the regulars coming back every week..  Music starts at 7:45 p.m..  Come on down!!
I am performing every Sunday night as part of an acoustic duo with Ron Kimble at Hank and Jerry's Tavern in Conyers..  Between the two of us, we know literally thousands of songs, so there is never a dull moment when we make music together..  I really like the way the duo sounds, and the harmony is excellent on tunes by the Beatles, and Simon and Garfunkel..  We have also had specials guests sitting in, playing and singing with us..  Buddy Carvalla, from the Rock Bottom band, and Steel Horses, has been performing with us on some nights, adding his bass playing and vocal talents..  It is a great way to cap off the weekend, after the race, listening to your favorite tunes with a cold beverage..  The music starts at 8:00 p.m., and we will play till 11:00 p.m..  See ya there!!
Upcoming gigs include:
Friday - April 20th - Ron Kimble Band - Five O'clock Somewhere
Friday - April 27th - League Of Decency - Inman Park Butterfly Ball
Saturday - April 28th - League Of Decency - Bentleys B & B
Friday - May 4th - Solo Acoustic - Classic Pizza
Saturday - May 5th - Solo Acoustic - Monterrey's (Doraville) Cinco De Mayo
Saturday - May 12th - League Of Decency - Georgia Aquarium
Friday - May 18th - Heart Strings - Hank & Jerry's Tavern
Saturday - May 19th - Heart Strings - Hank & Jerry's Tavern (Birthday Party)
Friday - May 25th - Wedding Reception - Whistlepost
Saturday - May 26th - League Of Decency - Haouks (Roswell)
All of these dates are subject to change..  Please check the calendar for any gig changes or additions..  I hope you can make it out to some of these gigs and say hello..
Once again, I am very thankful for having the opportunity to play and teach music..  I am very blessed to be fortunate enough to play a wide variety of music with many different bands..  Thank you for your support, and I wish you much peace and happiness..   Stay tuned............ 


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