Welcome! I'm hoping the worst will soon be behind us and I'm looking forward to getting out, playing and enjoying live music again.
Yes, it's deja vu all over again.
SXSW is back!, and the Flak Records showcase Monday, March 14th at The Green Jay, was great! Beauty Sleep (Ireland!)from Ireland brought it- go see them. It had been too long since I'd heard Rite Flyers, Daylight Titans and Julie Lowery live, and the Hide Outs (formerly Hungry Onions) kept it going into the wee hours. The Green Jay is in the space formerly occupied by Beerland, has great sound I hope we can get back there soon. Julie and I will be at NeWorlDeli Saturday, May 28th from 7-9pm.
Kirk Stauffer has been posting some great shots from SXSW on the Guitar Girl Facebook page and has graciously allowed me to share a few in the photos section of this site. You can see more of his beautiful photography here: http://www.krstauffer.com/
UTLEY3, the power pop trio I'm in with Steve Chapman and Shannon Rierson, have finished up tracking with Ron Flynt on our new album. For real. Next up mixing, mastering and hoo boy on to the vinyl factory.
Glory to Ukraine. When I taught myself to play guitar as a wee bairn, I started out playing peace songs. FYI, Melanie had a lot of wonderful peace songs before "Brand New Key" became her income stream. All those peace songs were wonderfully optimistic and out of the worst we often see some of the best in simple human kindness. I don't regularly attend church (God is everywhere, right?) but have been praying for Ukraine. My Mom shared this charity website and I wanted to share it with you. It has a good rating from Charity Navigator, so if you are able to donate here's the website- https://unitedhelpukraine.org
The store on this site is open for business! T-shirts and CD's are available for purchase- it's not too early to get that holiday shopping done. All purchases are secure via Stripe.
Flakrecords.biz is open 24/7 and is ready to ship great vinyl and merch from Rite Flyers, Mike McCoy, Dunebuggy, Larry Seaman, Julie Lowrey, Daylight Titans and UTLEY3, among others. Treat yourself to some fresh 180gram vinyl and a new t-shirt.
Keep your distance, get the booster, and wash your hands. Thank you for supporting independent artists like me.