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Houston Show Tonight + New 5-Star Review! - July 16, 2019

Hey, Everybody!  I’m looking forward to playing again at historic La Carafe in Downtown Houston tonight from 8:30-10:30.  I hope that you can come if you are in the area. 

The album release is going great!  Thanks to everyone who has been listening on Spotify, Apple Music, Napster, etc. and writing in.  My producer, Ronnie King, called and told me that they enjoyed the 4th of July on their boat in Newport Beach, CA and were singing along to “Let Freedom Ring” on deck.  How cool!  I heard my new song “Big Thicket” on the radio in Houston on Saturday afternoon, which was quite a pleasant surprise.  And my publicist, Mark Pucci in Atlanta, passed along this 5-star review and podcast from John A. Kereiff, “The Rock Doctor.”  There is a really wonderful intro at about 35 minutes in:

https://gonzookanagan.com/music-reviews-by-the-rock-doctor-july-8-2019/ 

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"Let Freedom Ring" - Daily Ripple Song of the Day - July 4, 2019

“When we allow freedom to ring—when we let it ring from every city and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children . . . will be able to join hands and sing  . . . ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.’”  – Martin Luther King, Jr. – I Have a Dream, August 28, 1963

Hey, Everybody!

Good news!  My new song, “Let Freedom Ring,” is being featured on The Daily Ripple home page for this 4th of July week and was selected for their FB song of the day for July 4, 2019.

To commemorate the occasion, here’s another “freedom song” for you that I really enjoyed when it recently aired on America’s Got Talent – what an impressive and inspirational “all American” performance by someone so young:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz5bJ8EPXRw

Happy Independence Day to everyone everywhere!  Let freedom ring . . .

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Album Release Today + Fantastic First Review! - June 14, 2019

Hey, Everybody!  Today’s the day!!  My new album, Let Freedom Ring: Songs for a New Generation is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and all the usual virtual spaces. 

The first review came in yesterday, straight out of NYC.  And what an amazing first review it is.  I am flattered to say the least, and I hope that you will take a minute to read it:

Parcbench.Live Album Review

It has been quite a climb, and I must say that it feels good to reach this milestone.  Now, I am going to take a little time off to relax and just enjoy the day and I hope that you will enjoy the songs.

Oh, and I wanted to make sure to let everyone in the Houston area know that I will be commemorating this occasion by sitting in this weekend with friends Jimmy P. and band at the best little BBQ house in Houston, Pizzitola’s BBQ tomorrow afternoon:

https://www.texasmonthly.com/bbq/pizzitolas-2015/

And Jahrel Pickens at The Cottonmouth Club, Downtown on Sunday evening:

http://www.cottonmouthhouston.com/

If you would like more details, just email me and I will be happy to fill you in.

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Brenham, TX Tonight + June 14 Album Release - June 12, 2019

Hey, Everybody!  

Friday, June 14 (Flag Day) is the date of release for my album, Let Freedom Ring: Songs for a New Generation, when the music will become available for download and streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and all the usual virtual spaces.
 
So I decided to celebrate this milestone tonight (June 12) from 6-9 by joining my friend, Jimmy Pizzitola, for his monthly gig at the 4-Star Concert Hall in Brenham, situated amidst the beautiful Texas hill country only a little more than an hour from Houston.  If you are in the area, I hope that you will stop by if you can.  The venue is first class!
 
4 Star Concert Hall
 
I also hope that you will check out my new FB fan page.  There are some new pictures posted of everyone who performed on the album, including me, Ronnie King, Alex Vo, and Tim Rice-Oxley:
 
FB Fan Page - Glenna Bell Music
 
And please share with anyone you know who might be interested to help us spread the word.
 
Before I close, I want to say thank you again to everyone who has written in about the release and to clarify that I am actually not handling the FB page therefore I don’t get those messages personally, so I think that it would be better to email me in the future.  I am always glad to hear from you.
 
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New FB Fan Page + Song Premier Today: Listen Online! - May 29, 2019

Hey, Everybody!  Exciting times . . . My new album, Let Freedom Ring: Songs for a New Generation, is scheduled for release on June 14 and I have a new FB fan page that I hope you will check out and share:

FB Fan Page: Glenna Bell Music 

We will be kicking off the pre-release today (Wednesday, May 29) with an exclusive premier of the title song, “Let Freedom Ring,” on Americana Highways at https://americanahighways.org/

You can listen on the Web site through May 31 when it will become available for download and streaming through iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and all the usual virtual spaces.

The press release for the album is posted on the EPK page at www.glennabell.com so that you can read all about the recording process—working with multi-platinum, Oscar and Grammy-nominated, Diamond Certified (10 million+ units) musician, composer, arranger, and producer Ronnie King (Mariah Carey, Tyrese, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, The Offspring) at his studio on his ranch just outside of Palm Springs, California, as well as the album concept and inspiration behind the songs.  Here is a link to a favorite video of mine, Ronnie and me when we were co-writing and working on some demos here in Houston a few years ago:

Glenna Bell and Ronnie King

I also have a brand new video posted on Youtube, thanks to director/videographer Natali Leduc.  It is a beautiful rendition of “Everybody’s Changing” by the UK band, Keane, featuring a gorgeous piano and harmonium performance by the band’s primary songwriter Tim Rice-Oxley that he recorded at his studio in England.  Natali did a fabulous job of seamlessly weaving live performance video she shot here at my house with vintage home movies that were filmed in the 1950’s by my dear aunt, Cherry Reese.  I love this video and I hope that you will too:

Everybody's Changing Video

I have been very busy with this release but have been finding time to have some fun and do some shows, too.  As always, I’ll keep you posted on all this and more.  In the meantime, I hope that you are enjoying these last few weeks of Spring and having a great day!

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June 14 Album Release--Let Freedom Ring: Songs for a New Generation - May 15, 2019

Hey, Everybody!

The new album, Let Freedom Ring: Songs for a New Generation, is on its way--scheduled for release on July 14, Flag Day!  Sign up for the newsletter in the top, left for updates and announcements.  Exciting times on the horizon!  I will be posting more soon . . .

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Brenham and Austin, TX Shows! - March 12, 2019

Hey, Everybody!  It’s that time of year again, and I wanted to make sure and let you know that I will be doing some shows this week in Brenham and Austin with a talented accompanist I’ve known for quite some time.  Ironically, Gene Williams was playing in the first official showcase I ever saw at SXSW before I had even dreamed of appearing on the live stage.  Since then, Gene has continued to perform and tour in the States and Europe with a variety of acts, and we have remained good friends across the miles.  It will be a real treat to get to do some music with Gene again and I hope that you can come out if you are in the Brenham and/or Austin area. 

Wednesday, March 13—7:45-8:30 p.m.

https://www.4starbrenham.com/

4 Star Concert Hall (brand new venue in a tastefully renovated space)

209 South Market St. in Brenham, Texas

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Featuring Jimmy Pizzitola

6-10 p.m.

Glenna Bell with Gene Williams

7:45-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 14—2:30-3:15 p.m.

http://www.opacoffeeandwinebar.com/

2050 South Lamar (near Oltorf) in Austin, Texas

Big Kev’s 10th Annual Roots Rock Revolution Radio Showcase

kicking off this afternoon (Tuesday, March 12) with Hayes Carll at 3:30, three days of Americana touring acts hosted by East Coast radio personality, Kevin “Big Kev” Ploghoft, for WLVR radio in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: 

http://www.wlvr.org/shows/the-roots-rock-revolution-w-big-kev/

(There is a cute pic of Kev and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top on this page!)

You can check out the full line-up of acts in The Austin Chronicle.

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Glenna's Music Featured on KPFT Talk Show - January 14, 2019

Hey, Everybody!

I was pleasantly surprised to find an email in my inbox this afternoon, letting me know that a song of mine will be featured this evening on KPFT FM 90.1 here in Houston.  If you are in the area, you can listen “on the dial,” and everyone else can tune in at http://kpft.org/

The show is called “Open Journal” and is hosted by KPFT’s former, long-time general manager, Duane Bradley.  It showcases “interviews, local music, a local calendar and conversation.”  I am really looking forward to it! 

Oh, and the song is called “La Casa Que Yo Amo” (“This House I Love”) from my album, The Road Less Traveled.  Don’t worry if you don’t know Spanish—most of the lyrics are in English—and the song is very special to me because it is about my beloved home here at the edge of downtown Houston and the situation that people like me find ourselves in as the land developers in league with “big business” and our civic leaders are literally changing the face of the nation’s inner city neighborhoods in the best interest of so-called “progress.”

I hope that you will listen this evening if you can.  The show will also be archived at the link, above, for a couple of months.

Also, I want to take a minute to let people in the Houston area know that the 3rd Tuesday La Carafe performances are on hold while we try to raise some money to help the venue pay for fees that are necessary in order to get square with the PRO’s.  If you feel like helping preserve authentic Texas music at the oldest bar in Houston with a historical marker on the brick wall out front to prove how bona fide it truly is, please send any ideas or suggestions that you may have.

In the meantime, I wish everyone everywhere a fabulous start to another New Year.  Just think of all the good times we’ll have in store, just around the bend.

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Hear "Be My Valentine (On Spotify)" This Season! - December 17, 2018

Hear “Be My Valentine (On Christmas)” and “Christmas Is Coming” on Spotify this season . . .  Available on CD and Vinyl . . . Email glenna@glennabell.com at your convenience.  Happy Holidays! 
 
Hey, Everybody!
 
The tree is glowing, the old wood-frame house is warm and cozy, the kitchen is getting good exercise and the record player too, filling these familiar hardwood rooms with the scents and sounds of Christmas.  There is a peaceful, quiet feeling of a Happy Holiday ahead . . . songs to write, books to read, just getting a chance to rest, watch the blue jays and cardinals flitting through gnarled, leafless branches of the backyard fig whose Fall harvest still stocks the fridge as the playful squirrels scamper ‘round the trunk of the giant pecan watching over the metal roof that protects us.  Picking pecans and tangerines, shelling and juicing.  Laughter and love.  Memories in the making.  There is no place like home.
 
Wishing you and yours all the best of the season.  Hope to see you at La Carafe tomorrow evening if you’re in Houston . . .
 
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Houston: “3rd Tuesdays @ La Carafe” Reminder - July 17, 2018

Hey, Everybody!  I’m back in Houston for a few days and looking forward to another “Third Tuesday” of the month show at historic La Carafe in the downtown Market Square tonight from 9-11 o’clock.  I hope you will stop by if you’re in the area.  It would be great to get a chance to catch up!  In the meantime, I’m sending everyone everywhere my best wishes for a fun and productive summer and many good times ahead. 

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An Update from Palm Springs, CA - June 19, 2018

Hey, Everybody!  I’m relaxing here in Palm Springs, gazing out at the most gorgeous poolside mountain view, enjoying breakfast in bed and writing to you to say that I am having an absolutely incredible time.  I’ve been recording my new album with the amazing Ronnie King on his ranch in Thermal—about a half hour from here.  We traveled to Newport Beach where we stayed on a yacht for a couple of days—a first for me—spent an evening at the most amazing restaurant in Laguna Beach where we dined on gourmet food with a chef and a magazine publisher to the tunes of a terrific live band, then back to Newport where we went back into the studio to record the backing guitar parts with Alex Vo, a most talented and pleasant young man who cut layers of exquisite acoustic guitar and steel guitar parts on seven songs and high energy rockin’ electric guitars on another—all in only four hours!  I couldn’t be happier.  I am thrilled with the entire experience and most of all with these new, original songs, which are my best.  Ronnie King is an extraordinary producer, and I feel sure that you will agree when you hear this music!

In the meantime, I received exciting news from Houston.  My “brother from another mother,” Jimmy Pizzitola, and dear friend, Greg Henkel on his incredible viofiddle, will be standing in for me tonight at 9 at La Carafe in the downtown Market Square, doing “an evening of Glenna Bell”—what a cool concept!  I only wish I could be there, but I hope that you will be if you are in the Houston area.  I believe that it will be a real treat, and I am flattered. 

There is so much more that I could say about my time here, but instead I will leave you with a couple of videos that I discovered after talking with Ronnie about his friends, The Offspring, my new favorite band that I wish I would have discovered sooner.  Their singer and primary songwriter, Dexter, has a Ph.D. and I am not surprised based on the level of creativity, wit, and versatility in his writing.  I literally laughed out loud all the way through “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)”—especially the ending—and was shocked and awed by the videographer’s powerful take on “Hit That,” a grim statement on modern day society, featuring Ronnie’s signature performance on key’s, which, in my opinion, really makes the song:

“Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)”—The Offspring:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AltMeuPkWRs

“Hit That” (featured artist, Ronnie King on keyboards)—The Offspring:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwRL1LNVTLI

 Until next time . . . 

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Goin' to California: The New Album - June 11, 2018

Hey, Everybody!  I’m pleased to announce that I’m goin’ to California to record my new album with the amazing Ronnie King at his ranch near Palm Springs.  I leave tomorrow, so I won’t be doing the third Tuesdays show at La Carafe in Houston next week, which I will certainly miss as there truly is no place like home, but I’m really looking forward to this great adventure and making music with Ronnie again: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mda9kQylwps

I will be keeping you posted on this exciting project and more.  In the meantime, I’ll leave you with an impressive article from the Coachella Valley newspaper that showcases Ronnie’s creative achievements and contributions to the community and also nicely captures the feel of where I’ll be:

http://coachellavalleyweekly.com/ronnie-king/

And now, back to packing. 

Let the good times roll on . . .

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Houston: La Carafe "Every 3rd Tuesday" Show - April 15, 2018

Hey, Everybody!  Happy “Top Ten Spring Day.”  It’s more beautiful weather and good times here in Houston, and once again I’m looking forward to getting back out to historic La Carafe on the downtown Market Square Tuesday night from 9-11.  I hope that you can stop by if you’re in the area.  In the afterglow of the now world-famous Art Car Parade, remember all the fun we’ve had here in our local, down-home scene?  Let the good times roll on . . . AND

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Austin: March 15 + Houston "Third Tuesday" Show - March 14, 2018

Hey, Everybody!  It’s a beautiful day here in Houston with unusually low humidity and temperatures in the cool sixties—perfect Springtime weather for the scenic drive through the sparkling, blue-bonneted hills to Austin. 

I’m really looking forward to getting back to Opa! on South Lamar tomorrow (Thursday, March 15) where I’ll be appearing with Greg Henkel on his incredible viofiddle at 3 p.m.  Big Kev’s annual Americana radio showcase at Opa! is such a welcomed reprieve from the hubbub of SXSW.  The café, with its cozy, coffee house atmosphere, magical outdoor patio, and dedicated parking lot, is the perfect setting for the diverse array of Texas and touring talent hand-picked for the occasion by Big Kev himself all the way from NYC.  This three-day event is in its ninth year now and still going strong, thanks to Kev.  Check out the lineup in the Austin Chronicle if you are in town for SXSW this week! 

It is hard to believe that we’re already approaching another “third Tuesday of the month” show at historic La Carafe in downtown Houston on Market Square.  I am planning to get this one going a bit earlier than usual for a change, so we will start at 8 and play until 10 on Tuesday evening.  La Carafe is quite an intimate, low key spot with a moody, age-old feel, a real classic jukebox between sets, and a receptive audience of local insiders and the myriad world travelers who come and go to and from the nearby hotels that line the streets at the heart of the city.  I can’t imagine any place I’d rather play. 

I hope that you’re enjoying this day.  Hope to see you in Austin or Houston if you’re in the area.  Happy Trails . . .

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Houston Tomorrow and Austin in March - February 19, 2018

Hey, Everybody!  Happy Presidents’ Day!

I feel like celebrating, as I’m basking in the afterglow of a weekend spent finishing a new song that marks an exciting breakthrough in my songwriting and will complete the new album in progress that I’ll be telling you about more in the upcoming months.

In the meantime, I want to remind everyone in the Houston area that tomorrow (February 20) is the third Tuesday of the month, so I’ll be at historic La Carafe in Market Square from 9-11 p.m. with Greg Henkel on his incredible viofiddle.  To my surprise, last month’s show was snowed out (yes, in Houston!), so it will be especially good to be back at LC. 

And it’s that time of the year, so once again I’m getting ready to make the scenic Springtime drive to Austin for Big Kev’s annual Americana radio showcase at Opa! on South Lamar where I’ll be performing on the afternoon of March 15.  Opa! is such a welcomed reprieve from the hubbub of SXSW with its cozy, coffee house atmosphere, lovely outdoor patio, and dedicated parking lot, not to mention the diverse array of Texas and touring talent hand-picked for the occasion by Big Kev himself all the way from NYC. 

I am really looking forward to this day.

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3rd Tuesday at La Carafe + Liberace Too! - January 12, 2018

Hey, Everybody!

Just a quick note to remind everyone that I’m at La Carafe in Houston on Tuesday with Greg Henkel on his incredible viofiddle from 9-11 p.m.

And with that, I will leave you with this: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9nO9Ro_kd4

 AND here he is tap dancing with Sammy Davis, Jr.:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn7ImsFM13k

 I know that it is a cliché, but I wish that I could play like Liberace!

 He truly was and is an amazing, versatile talent.

 Happy New Year to everyone everywhere.

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1,175,000 Spotify Streams + La Carafe Holiday Show! - December 18, 2017

8th Annual La Carafe “Third Tuesdays” Holiday Show

December 19 from 9-11:30 p.m.

with Greg Henkel on His Incredible Viofiddle – Y’all come!

 

Hey, Everybody!

This time of the year always brings out the dreamer in me, and a few years ago I found myself sitting up alone ‘til the early morning hours of a cold December night, penning a song that I loved at first sight.  Now, I am pleased to report that “Be My Valentine (On Christmas)” is has been placed on the Spotify curated playlist, Acoustic Christmas, again this year and is making headway fast at about 10,000 streams a day with those numbers rising as we approach Christmas. 

“Valentine” has topped a million Spotify streams—currently at 1,175,000—and was covered by a Seattle Indie band called Depressica, which I hope will be the beginning of a trend as I’d love to hear this special song rendered in unique ways by diverse artists.  I always believed this was “the little song that could,” and I’m so happy to hear that people everywhere from Mexico City to New York City, Seattle to Hamburg, Chicago and Minneapolis to Singapore and Taipei are listening.

If you are in Houston, I would love to see you and play “Valentine” live for you with Greg Henkel on his incredible viofiddle at La Carafe tomorrow night.  It is sure to be a festive evening with Market Square all dressed up for Christmas and friendly people coming and going as we celebrate the ending of another wonderful year of life despite the struggles that we’ve faced.

There is a speaking part in “Valentine” that comes to mind here at close:

Merry Christmas, Darlin’

We’ve made it a year now

And I’ know that it’s been hard

But I know that we’re gonna last a lifetime  

I am wishing everyone everywhere all the best of this holiday season and precious moments that will become cherished memories through the years.

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Houston: Third Tuesdays at La Carafe - November 20, 2017

Hey, Everybody! There is so much going on—I know you are very busy and so am I but the holiday spirit is in the air and the temperature here in Houston is just so perfect—low humidity, sunshine and the cool Gulf Coast breeze drifting through my porch into my old house with the doors wide open and shorts and tee-shirt days.

So I hope that you will come out to La Carafe tomorrow evening if you can. It is going to be great with not only me and Greg but also special guests Erin Rodgers and Tyler McConnell.

In the meantime, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. And with that in mind, I will leave you with this incredible artist who is a continual inspiration to me, having discovered him a couple of years ago via ASCAP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0qD2K2RWkc
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Houston: "Third Tuesdays" Show at La Carafe - September 17, 2017

Hey, Everybody!  Many thanks to all those who called, emailed, and sent text messages to show concern during Hurricane Harvey.  It was quite an experience to say the least. Now, we’re heading toward Fall and I’m looking forward to welcoming in another new season with the “third Tuesdays” show at La Carafe in downtown Houston on Market Square this Tuesday evening, September 19 from 9-11 p.m. with Greg Henkel on his incredible viofiddle.  Like my hundred-year-old wood frame “company house” near downtown, historic La Carafe—the oldest commercial building in Houston, formerly Kennedy Bakery—weathered the storm like a veteran.  I hope you can make it out if you’re in the area.  And I’ll send an update on the new album when I know more.  We are working on a Plan B since Harvey decided to throw us a curve ball and delay production, which was scheduled to begin in Houston on August 28!  New music, fun times, and exciting news on the horizon . . . Y’all come!

La Carafe Third Tuesdays Show and Glen Campbell - August 14, 2017

Hey, Everybody!

I am really looking forward to the next phase of my music.  I have very exciting news on the horizon.

I will be at La Carafe here in Houston this Tuesday night and I hope that you will come out if you can.

In the meantime, I want to pass along this pleasantly surprising video by Alice Cooper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6q2hsdXenQ

I actually don’t think that people should talk openly about someone’s medical condition, but Glen Campbell made his situation clear publicly with his “farewell album” and I would like to leave you today with his cover of “These Days” by Jackson Browne:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvQ77PoNJ6E

He is even more than I thought before and I hope that you will take a minute to listen.

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Houston: La Carafe Tonight, Dean's Downtown Sunday - July 18, 2017

Hey, Everybody!

I hope that everyone everywhere is having a fun and productive summer.  I’ve been enjoying spending time at the turn-of-the-century one-room “Lone Star” schoolhouse my grandmother attended that we are renovating deep in the magical woods of East Texas across the road from my parents’ lovely home where I spent so much of my youth.  I am working on songs for an exciting new album that I will write about more in the near future!

But in the meantime, it is that time again—time for my “third Tuesday” show at historic La Carafe on Congress Avenue in downtown Houston tonight (July 18) from 9-11 p.m. with Billy Sanders on electric guitar and Greg Henkel on his incredible viofiddle.  Lots of fun guaranteed, you never know who you might see . . . at La Carafe!

And on Sunday (July 23) from 8-10 p.m., I’ll be at another historic Houston venue, Dean’s Downtown, on Main Street with Texas singer-songwriter, Matt Harlan.  Matt is the “real deal” and it will be a pleasure to share the stage with him in a casual but serious songwriter showcase that attracts a regular crowd of people who come out to socialize and listen.

Parking is free and easy in downtown Houston on Tuesday and Sunday evenings, and La Carafe and Dean’s are air-conditioned—a welcomed reprieve from this Houston Heat. 

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Houston: “3rd Tuesdays @ La Carafe” Reminder - June 19, 2017

“Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Hey, Everybody! 

It’s a festive time here in Houston and I’m looking forward to extending our annual celebration of “freedom for all” tomorrow at historic La Carafe (June 20) from 9-11 p.m. with Greg Henkel on his incredible viofiddle and Jahrel Pickens on his magical keys.  

In the meantime, I wish everyone everywhere a HAPPY JUNETEENTH!

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Downtown Houston Shows Tonight and Sunday - May 16, 2017

Hey, Everybody!  I’m looking forward to two shows this week in downtown Houston.  I’ll be at La Carafe tonight (May 16) from 9-11 p.m. and at Dean’s Sunday evening (May 21) from 8-10 p.m. with Kristal Cherelle: www.kristalcherellemusic.com

 Thanks to everyone who has recently subscribed to this newsletter.  I usually write more, but lately I have lots of news and little time.  So I’ll close quickly with best wishes for a fun and productive week and sincere hopes to see or hear from you soon.

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Downtown Houston: La Carafe Tonight + New Music Video! - April 18, 2017

Hey, Everybody!  It’s a rainy day in Houston, but tonight will be lovely at historic La Carafe from 9-11 with Greg Henkel joining me on his incredible viofiddle and a surprise guest, too, for our regular “third Tuesday of the month” show.

 

I’m also pleased to report that next weekend I’ll be shooting a brand new music video with French-Canadian artist, Natali Leduc, as we continue our ongoing series of video releases, which we launched in 2014 with the dark and moody “Southern Gothic Wedding Waltz” and followed up last year with the light and airy “Tonight’s the Night (We Graduate)”:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHd0R7_yuoU

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h6LwFyT7OA

 

Lots of fun, creative times on the horizon and new songs on the way . . .

 

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Austin SXSW and Houston Downtown - March 15, 2017

Austin—Thursday, March 16

3-4 p.m. at Opa! Wine and Coffee House

2050 South Lamar (near the Oltorf intersection)

a nice, relaxing coffee house/wine bar with indoor and outdoor seating and a dedicated, free parking lot!

Houston—Sunday, March 19

8-10 p.m. at Dean’s Downtown

316 Main Street (between Congress and Preston)

a beautifully renovated historic storefront building with high ceilings, crystal clear sound, and convenient free street parking on Sunday evenings

 

Hey, Everybody!

As the Northeast hunkers down, we are enjoying a gorgeous Spring Break here in Texas!  I’ve been sitting out on the front porch, drinking delicious cappuccino from my new Nespresso—compliments of my parents at Christmas—bird watching and soaking in the sunshine after a wet, gray February and I’ve been having fun and keeping busy writing songs for my next album and preparing to head to Austin to appear again in the Eighth Annual Big Kev Roots, Rock, Revolution Radio Showcase tomorrow afternoon at Opa!

On Sunday evening, I’ll be back at Dean’s Downtown in Houston with Greg Henkel on his incredible viofiddle and I’m really looking forward to that, too! 

Let the good times roll . . . As always . . .

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