I’ve booked two more nights at The Sleeping Moon Cafe (4951 N Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792) on the corner of Semoran and Aloma. Check the performance schedule on the right side of this page for dates and times.
Unfortunately you won’t be able to see me perform at the Lake County Folk Festival again this year, although I might turn up at the FMFI’s “Busking For Food” program while it’s on. No formal appearance, though. Write your Congressman.
A lot of thought has gone into a subtle shift in, not the musical focus, but how I label myself in this medium. While I enjoy and appreciate Folk music, performing some great standards from Dylan, Paxton, et al, I really do lean much more heavily towards the music of the seminal songwriters of what is now the Americana genre. Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Nanci Griffith and others really don’t fit well into “Folk”, but they’re not exactly “Country”, either, although they’ve all had hits there and not lately.
As a result, I am shifting my self-definition from “Folk and Acoustic” to “Classic Acoustic Americana” because it more accurately describes what I perform and manages expectations more effectively when booking gigs.
Carole and will be driving up to Johnson City, TN on July 10th and I’m working to meet up with someone at the Moe Joe Coffeehouse in Greenville, SC on that Friday afternoon (it’s a minor deflection from the usual route) to see if I might play that evening or at least play a song or two for future consideration. I hope to do the same at a couple of coffeehouses in Johnson City as well. It would be sweet to be able to book a couple gigs along the way and help pay for future trips to see the granddaughter!
Finally, I’ve applied to perform once more at the Barberville fall festival in November. Keeping my fingers crossed.
South Daytona, FL