A couple weekends ago, I was extremely fortunate and HONORED to share a stage with one of my guitar heros: Eugene Moles!
For a California born kid who grew up with a truck driver for a Daddy, I was exposed to many of the elements associated with the country music of the 70's/80's as well as today: Sunday morning fishing shows on TV, Winston Cup racing, and of course Hee Haw and the sounds of Bakersfield.
Eugene is the son of the legendary and great Gene Moles and has a great history in music in his own right. He played guitar for Merle Haggard's Strangers as a teenager. In fact, he filled in for the legend Roy Nichols! He was also a on Hee Haw as a one of Buck's Buckaroos as well as a regular on the Grand Ol' Opry! Eugene now calls Nashville home where he continues his amazing body of work as a guitarist in demand for both live and session work. He also has a great reputation (like his father) as a Doctor of all things guitar.
If you're ever in Nashville look him up. You're sure to find him pickin' his guitar on Lower Broadway or fixing guitars at his shop.
In other exciting news I hit the road this weekend with the Burning Angels AND Rhythm Review before joining back up with the Angels on Tuesday for opening night of our Oklahoma/Texas tour in Stillwater, Oklahoma at the College Bar.
There's a scheduled recording session with the great Tommy Detamore mixed in there as well as gigs at legendary Texas venues like Ginny's Little Longhorn in Austin and Poodie's in Spicewood.
If you don't know, Poodie's is an old favorite of Willie Nelson's. In fact, it was started by Willie's former manager (RIP); Poodie!
And to top it off, it would seem we are "on the list" for a Willie concert! Life is beautiful and I am so very grateful I get to share it with people through music.
I hope to see all my old friends out on the road and I can't wait to get in some quality taco truck time in Austin!
Wishing you all well~
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