April Update – one show, new music

I hope everyone had a great April. Mine was chock full of work and prep of new music, which is a great thing. It’s also a tedious thing. I’m anxious to get some new songs out for everyone to take a listen to, but I also went back to the drawing board on a few. It will get here shortly, but in the meantime, there has been some great tunes released recently.

Jeff Tweedy, whose show in OKC I wrote about last month, has the follow-up volume of his latest work entitled “Warmer.” It’s exclusively available at dBpm records¬†and is a killer follow-up. I highly recommend anything by Mr. Tweedy, but this is grittier and even more to the core than “Warm” was last year. I’ve been a fan since Uncle Tupelo, but the music keeps pushing the boundaries and keeps having a charge to it that is irrepressible.

I had the chance to catch one show this month and that was the Brothers Osborne at Jones Assembly in OKC, thanks to my good friend Dave O. Their show was high energy and had some great musicianship. I went to the show not knowing a whole lot about that band but walked away impressed with them. One of the standout moments to me was the cover of the Steve Earle classic “Copperhead Road.” That’s not an easy song to cover and make sound like your own, but they did it. I’d recommend checking out their catalog and seeing them some time live in the future. I recently read that the Brothers were added to dates with Chris Stapleton and Willie Nelson, so I know they are doing something right.

I’m looking forward to a couple of private gigs in May and refining some tunes along the way. Hoping by this Fall to hit the road for a little more extended touring than I have been able to do in the past and hope to see some friends out there on the road.

Take care and peace.