The last Gorgeous George show on Friday April 26th 2013 at Old Ironsides in Sacramento, CA was great. It was my birthday to boot! Denver J Band included Dare (guitar) and Matt (drums) from Gorgeous George so they had to work over time ;) but they pulled it off with flying colors.
We recorded the Gorgeous George set and I hope we get the copies soon so I can share with you the music we've been making for over a year. Mike, a local painter painted all the bands while we performed. The paintings were funky, abstract and cool - which is a great fit for the bands that were playing.
Justin from The Three Way,- a local band of Sacramento, joined me for an impromptu rendition of "life is an art form" soon to come out on my next studio album, recorded at Sky-Recordings.
Our set was cut short, so we didn't get to play Tombstone, Fire, or Coming Home. That was a bummer, but I am sure that if my former band mates want to, we will record them for memory lane.
My little brother, Jeffry's band did quite well and sold some of their full-length CD's. I know all of their lyrics by heart so I was singing along while standing up with my true companion. Christa is a big supporter of local music, and is a super fan of my songs. It is nice to have a wife that enjoys supporting my passion.
The next chapter of me is business development again. These past three years as a full-time/part-time musician have been great. I am not leaving the music scene at all, but need to carve out the number of late night shows I do to support my aspirations in the business world.
In my 2009, full length album "Hot Apple Cider" I sang a song called humdrum. One of the lines said "just give me a break from suits and ties." Well, God answered that plea and I had a good run, a 3.5 month national tour and made a lot of new friends and fans in music. Now, as I gear up to release my next record I am noticing that my newer songs are focused more on faith, love, and optimism. Sometimes, I think there is a master puppeteer writing songs through me, I kid you not, sometimes songs just fall out of my mouth.
So 2013 has been a season of change. I got married, I transitioned in vocation, and now I am on the brink of going back into doing what I love, helping businesses thrive.
So please stay posted. There will be a lot of new songs, videos, and stories coming your way.