Friday, June 27, 2014

Touring and Recording Trips

Andy Irvine and I 
 Well, the last couple weeks have been pretty intense. Lots of playing and documenting going on!

 First off was a great trip to North Carolina to see Andy Irvine. Andy, if you didn't know was in a little band called Planxty that single handedly changed Irish music forever back in the early 70s. It was a real pleasure to meet and interview him for a Kitchen Song that will be released later on. I went to both shows in Winston-Salem and Charlotte. It was an incredible experience that I will remember for ever.

Andy Irvine
While on the trip I also purchased a new Recording King guitar and harmonica. 

Then it was back home for a few days and then on the road for a library program in Columbia TN and then a small tour back home. 

 Spent some time at Strangebird Recording with my good friend Travis and then I went to Columbia KY to play at Milligan's, my friends new pub. Had a great time there. 

Playing at Milligan's in Columbia KY 
Talking with my good friend Ethan Watkins. We go back a ways.

 Then I headed to Hazard KY to play at the Treehouse Coffee and Bakery. Afterwards I headed out with my friend John Haywood for George Gibson's place. After crossing a creek in the dark with our instruments we made it to the cabin. I recorded John and George as well as a new friend, Brett Ratliff. It was a fantastic  time. These songs are going to be used for my new field recording project. 

John Haywood
 Then it was back home for a visit to the Owen County Historical Society for their River Days event.