Thursday, April 18, 2013

Workin' It

I'm here in Decatur, Texas at the Perrin Limousin Cattle Ranch and I'm workin' like a cowboy to make some extra money and help out two of my dear friends.  I've always loved the agricultural farm life, although I've lived it only via county fairs and t.v. shows.  During the RV Project Tour, I got a taste of this life and agreed to come back as a full-bore ranch hand for a week as a part of Spring Tour 2013.  It's been a blast, herding cattle, stacking feed, milking cows, repairing fences and rain gutters.  I'm getting some cool and interesting work experience while getting paid (always a plus!) and still plotting the details of not only spring tour but the release of "Dive!"   Stay tuned for more pics and details!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Dive Chronicles: It Is Finished.

It's finally completed!
After five years, "Dive!" is finally wrapped and heading to the CD place for duplication.  The pre-order campaign has been very successful; thanks to everyone who ordered the CD and the companion book "Confessions Of A Diver."  There is more than enough to cover the cost of production and shipping! You can hear three tracks from the album on my Reverbnation page.  They are the top three songs listed in the media player and I'd appreciate you sharing them with others.  The CD will be available next week on the road only since I've got to do some more design work and prep for it to be available online.  Once I get back home at the end of May, you'll be able to order it online but, for now, you'll only be able to pick it up while I'm road trekkin'.

Not that this cleans my plate a whole bunch - there's still plenty going on right now as I prepare to depart for Texas on Sunday (working the Perrin Limousin Ranch for a week, some fun, fellowship, shooting and extra dough) and then make my way to the Dulcimer Jamboree at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas.  That's just the beginning of part two of Spring Tour, which kicked off in such a great way last week.  Every stop was incredible, culminating in a real good time at The Big Muddy Folk Festival in Boonville, Missouri.  Huge thanks to everyone who helped plan, organize and host events along the route.  Once again, I ate way more Mexican food than I had originally intended.  But it was allll good.

I'll post more pics and share some stories from the road in a little while - in the meantime, tell your friends about this and my other sites, link back, post comments and thanks for visiting!