Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Florida/Jedidiah Tour

Me, my wife Michelle, and our daughter Heron just got back from a wild ten day tour in Florida!  We started in Flagler Beach at the Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Contest and then worked our way all the way down to the Florida Keys. We linked up with the Jedidiah crew and did shows in various surf shops linking visual art with music, activism, and surfing.  It was rad.  Here's some video and photos highlighting the trip.

Video by Russell Brownley.
The Tommy Tant Surf Contest at Flagler Beach, FL.

Performing with Braddigan at Flagler Beach.

Performing at Compound Surf Shop in Sarasota.

Mike Doyle and Cheyne Cottrell teamed up with us in Ft. Lauderdale.

 My ladies, Michelle and Heron, enjoying another evening with good friends.

Performing at Eikon in Ft. Lauderdale.

Russell Brownley filming a car interview while on the road.

Heron meets Sushi.

Playing on the Miami bay at Key Biscane.

Partick Maxcy painting wild octopi during my set in St. Augustine.

Kahana Kalama: surfer, tour manager, grill master.  Outdoor show at The Surf Station in St. Augustine.

Performing at The Goods Surf Shop in Melbourne.
Thanks for the shirt Buddy!
Video by Matt Katsolis 

Monday, November 3, 2008

Studio Under Way!

Between tour dates I've been pecking away at building my new recording studio at our current home base in North Carolina. After drywalling, mudding, sanding, and putting on two layers of the wrong colored paint (it always looks different once it's on the wall, doesn't it!), I'm now ready to finish the music room and begin work on my next music project. I've got a lot of song ideas brewing, lyrics being scrawled in journals, new collaborators to work with, and I'm looking forward to seeing how these new songs take shape. Currently though, it feels good to just work with my hands and learn some basic construction skills.