Happy New Year – Out with 2022 and in with 2023

Happy New Year - Chris and Irene with Shannon McNally
With Shannon McNally

Happy New Year – Out with 2022 and in with 2023! It is that time of year again when we turn the calendar and hopefully start fresh again. I have been meaning to write several blogs recently, but had a lot of things going on that cut into my time, and also earlier this month, we suffered the loss of one of our beloved dogs – Fela Ransom Kuti Davis. He was a 17 year-old miniature pinscher and was a wonderful and loyal dog. We and his canine bros miss him immensely.

2023 looks to be a big year. I am working on some booking (I know I have been saying that for a while), but I have been slow to getting out and performing for a while due to a variety of reasons, but I plan on strapping the guitars back on this coming year. So, Happy New Year – Out with 2022 and in with 2023!

2022 was a great year of getting to reconnect with a lot of friends and a lot of live music. We saw Shannon McNally, X, Jesse Dayton, Los Lobos, The Who, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, James McMurtry, Corb Lund, Willie Nelson, Mojo Nixon, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Gail Lewis, Dave Alvin, The Beat Farmers, Terry Allen, Asleep at the Wheel, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, Jim Lauderdale, Supersuckers, and these are just off the top of my head.

I also added some new guitars to my collection a nice resonator from Recording King and fun little parlor guitar made by Fender.

I’ll be attempting to write more in 2023, as well, so look for more blogs and potentially a music podcast is in the works, too. What plans do you have? I wish you a wonderful New Year, and I hope that all your dreams come true. Drop me a line and stay in touch. I know it can get tough out there sometimes, but know that you always have a friend in me. So, again – Happy New Year – Out with 2022 and in with 2023!