Greetings from the warm and languid Gulf Coast!
What a great month to be back in my hometown of Houston, TX. to see family and old friends and play a few gigs. The weather is really great here this time of year, not too hot anymore like during the summer months. I visited the little Unity church of Brazosport down in Brazoria, TX. near the coast and played for their Sunday service. What nice folks, and with that good ol' laid back south Texas coast vibe, the town reminded me of my childhood visits to the beach in this area. With old oak trees draped in long Spanish moss, houses built in the 50's with old fashioned lawn chairs out front, lots of farmland and cotton fields and a few tacky painted tires in yards, it seems like time forgot this place. Nowadays most folks around here live nearby in Lake Jackson, a more modern city, where many commute to Houston for work.
Ah mon cheri, then it's off to Louisiana next door, playing for the Sunday service at the new, burgeoning Center for Spiritual Living of Southeast Louisiana in Baton Rogue. My old friend Rev. Larrye Heyl, who I know from the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in Lake Oswego near Portland, moved back to her home state and started this new center. It will be good to get a dose of warm, funky and very lovely southern energy from the cultural hub of the bayou state. And I'm damn sure gonna eat my share of good Cajun food while I'm there!
Then back to Houston playing at the venerable First Unitarian Church of Houston in the museum district, home of very fine music, art and culture. It's an honor to be back after quite a few years and to be performing in their beautiful sanctuary again.
I'm also going to be recording a few new guitar tunes while I'm here at my dear friend Erich Avinger's studio, where I recorded "Returning and Returned" and Ruth Back recorded her recently released CD, "Closer than Danger". Erich gets the best pro audio sound in Houston in my opinion, it will be good to be in front of his array of German recording microphones again.
After that I'm heading home, stopping in Denver at the Boulder Valley Unitarian church in Lafayette, CO., which is sandwiched in between Boulder and Denver. It's my first time at this congregation and I'm looking forward to meeting all the folks there.
So see you on down the road, there's lot's of fantastic November and December events coming up, I'll be posting those here soon. So I'll say goodbye for now with a little saying they use down this way....Ya'll be cool!.