Update 

Hey, Everybody!  

It's been a couple of months since I last posted as it seems inappropriate to me to talk about music and/or to try to capitalize on it when the world is in such a mess.  But, more importantly, I have been working on some new songs and am looking forward to recording them soon.  Sessions are currently in the works.  I will keep you posted when the time seems right, given the current circumstances. In the meantime, I'm wishing everyone everywhere all the best.

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Houston: La Carafe Tonight! 

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As the world turns, I am spending a lot of time taking care of my geriatric cat, dear Lucky whom you might recall from one of my videos a few years ago, looking so young and strong, but now he is an older gentleman in his golden years and needs more trips to the doctor and more attention all around.  I love him and he is worth it! 

In the meantime, my beloved “big boy,” my 70 pound adolescent hound who was abandoned by the river, Gomer – yes, he is named after the character, Gomer Pyle, and…

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Houston Tonight - Happy New Year! 

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It is gorgeous here in Houston with temperatures in the low 60s and the most glorious sunshine lighting up this sparkling last day of 2019.  I’m enjoying the afternoon with a cup of delightful Austrian coffee and an excellent book on the American Revolution and looking forward to ringing in the New Year in downtown Houston, sitting in with Jimmy Pizzitola and his band in the special upstairs room at historic La Carafe from 10-midnight, maybe later.  We’re expecting a variety of friends to…

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Over a Million Spotify Streams: "Be My Valentine On Christmas" 

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Just a quick note to say that I’ll be at historic La Carafe in downtown Houston tonight from 8:30-10:30 or so . . .

. . . and quite glad to report that my Christmas song is doing very well again this year on Spotify with well over a million streams!  Here’s a link to the recent Play MPE release: 

https://daily.plaympe.com/glenna-bell-be-my-valentine-on-christmas/

You can also listen on Apple Music and/or Youtube or pretty much anywhere in the virtual world of streaming.

I hope that…

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Fabulous New Album Review! 

http://deeprootsmag.org/2019/10/29/in-heavy-rotation/

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Check out this wonderful new album review by Manhattan-based Rock critic David McGee, a living legend of music journalism. He was a writer for Rolling Stone for twenty-five years and a former editorial consultant for Spin Magazine. He has published biographies of Carl Perkins, B.B. King and Steve Earle and is currently collaborating with Mark O'Connor on the violinist/composer's autobiography.  I must say that I am flattered!

And –…

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Houston Show Tonight! 

Ken Burns’s Famous Country Music Documentary on PBS – Highly Recommended

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Weather permitting, I’ll be at historic La Carafe tonight from 9-11 and I ‘d love to see you there if you’re in Houston and feel like stopping by.  It is come and go, come as you are, just good old down home fun.  Easy, free street parking downtown on Tuesday evenings.

Y’all come!

After Note:  This show was cancelled due to extreme flooding in Houston caused by Tropical Storm Imelda, which wreaked havoc on the city…

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New Music Video + La Carafe Tuesday 

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Hey, Everybody!  It’s been quite a summer, and I’m really happy with how the album release has been going.  Thanks again to everyone who has been joining this newsgroup and writing in – I’m so glad that you like the new songs.
 
I’ll be at historic La Carafe in Houston from 9-11 on August 20, and I hope that you’ll stop by if you’re in the area.  The parking downtown on Tuesday evenings is free and easy, and I would love to see you in the audience and get a…

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Listen Online: WPKN.org Archive 

https://www.wpkn.org/

Hey, Everybody!  Just a quick note to let you know that a song from Let Freedom Ring: Songs for a New Generation will be featured on one of my favorite radio shows this afternoon, Pure with Howard Thompson hosting on WPKN radio in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  You can also tune in later at the station's archives link.

What an eclectic array of new releases this charismatic radio personality has in store for us today, including Brittany Howard, Bryony Jarman-Pinto, the Continental Quilts…

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Houston Show Tonight + New 5-Star Review! 

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…

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"Let Freedom Ring" - Daily Ripple Song of the Day 

“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

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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…

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Houston: La Carafe Tonight!