I can't believe 2105 is here!
2014 was truly a blessed year for me and I feel like it's the precursor to an even brighter 2015 and beyond. This year Snoop and I really solidified the bond we've had since day one as partners in the Rhythm Review. We realized the album we had been wanting to share with the world and were able to finally put it out. California Jones is something we're both proud of, but it's also really just the beginning. We're also super happy to welcome James to the trio. We've done a lot of the groundwork in 2014 and we're all ready to make 2015 something special.
2014 was the year I was also able to join up with some of my best friends in the world and my FAVORITE honky tonk outfit full time: Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels! I had been subbing for the guys since 2012 here and there and we'd always wished we could play together more. It finally became a possibility and this past year with them has been a highlight of my career. We made waves in Nashville and Austin. We were nominated for an Ameripolitan Award. We shared the stage with the likes of Eugene Moles, Neil Flanz, Jock Bartley, Billy Block, and Ronnie Miller. I got my first custom Manuel jacket and got to play at his wedding reception! We recorded tracks with Tommy Detamore. We played live on the Blue Plate Special radio show....
Both bands were able to perform on the local PBS affiliate. Together, I've probably done some 200 shows in more than and a half a dozen states in 2014. Live radio shows, interviews, press, and it seems like momentum is on our/my side.
I truly believe the future is bright and only getting brighter and I count my blessings daily. I take non of this for granted. I don't believe the world owes me anything. So I continue to work hard and press forward and I'm so grateful to have all these cats by my side and to know that we are all in this together. Our hard work WILL pay off! Thank you Snoop, James, Casey, Jeff, John, and Kevin!