Well, got a lot of things going on to update you on. First off, I finally got my hip replacement on March 6th 2018. I am already doing better, and having less pain. I am working to get everything together to start on the first "All-Stars Of Bluegrass" CD which should debut a couple of cuts this Summer on the Pinecastle label. I was able to locate and purchase my original Wolfe #17 Resontaor guitar. I sold this guitar around 1994 when I got my deal with Rich & Tayloy. This guitar had been gone nearly 25 years. The last time I saw it was in Seattle, WA several years back. I recently found it on Ebay, and now in California. I was able to purchase it, and now it is back home !! We are getting alot closer on The Recording King Resonator Guitar. Hopefully, it will be out by the Summer NAMM show this year in Nashville. And the last really great thing.....as of the last part of February, my cancer us still in remission !! Praise the Lord !!
Looking forward to being at The Joe Val BG Festival with The Allstars Of Bluegrass. Band for that show will feature Claire Lynch, Steve Gulley, Alan Bibey, Jason Burleson and Me. We will be doing one set there. Hope you will make plans to attend this great festival.
The "All-Stars Of Bluegrass" appeared at The WDVX radio 20 Year Anniversary Concert at The Bijou Theater in Knoxville, TN on Friday, November 17th. Band featured: Phil Leadbetter, Steve Gulley, Alan Bibey, Claire Lynch, Paul Brewster, Adam Haynes, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Missy Raines and Jason Burleson. The band played to a sold out crowd. WATCH VIDEO BELOW. THE ALL-STARS PERFORMANCE IS AT: 00:06:00 (6 Minutes) AND THE 2nd SET AT: 1:48:00 (1 Hour and 48 Minutes)
I want to announce that after nearly 3 years on the road with Flashback, I am no longer a member of that group. I had a great time traveling and playing music with all the guys, and recording our first album "Foxhounds And Fiddles". I was proud to be a founding member of that band, but at this time in my life I am ready to move on to other musical paths and ideas. One plan is to finally start my own band. I have been a founding member of several bands (Wildfire, Grasstowne and Flashback), but never my own. Time to finally do this. Look for new music in 2018.