Well, to some folks anyway 😉 I’m so excited about the new lineup with Michael Bahan on drums, Rick Watson on upright bass, and of course Jorge Harada on guitar and yours truly on pipes 🙂
While I’ve been out of town working on yet another film, Jorge and the gents have been rehearsing- and everyone has contacted me to say how much they enjoy playing together. Nice!
Our first show together will be at Floore’s Country Store in Helotes next Friday May 25- for which I’m flying home and joining the lads on stage. Yoiks! No stick time for mama, just plug and play 😉 I sure hope to see a lot of smiling supportive friends and fans’ faces there that night!
We have a few fun shows coming up after that: Saturday June 8 at Austin’s own Driskill Hotel, Saturday July 28 at Cafe Mueller, and then a quick jaunt out to the lovely NW to play the Kustom Kulture show Friday August 17, and a private show at our fave Highway 99 Blues Club on Sunday August 19! More shows TBA and we hope to see you soon 🙂
Greetings to all of our friends, family and fans out there! We hope everyone is having a stellar Spring, and enjoying health and good mojo, wherever you are 🙂
I thought I would bring you up to date on what’s been going on with my health: if you recall, a few years ago I ran some posts about my failing vocal strength and how upsetting that was to me, spiritually. And how hard it was for me to watch Jorge continue to play with others, especially folks who run in the same vein as I do musically. That was a very hard time for me, and I appreciate the support and love I received from you 🙂
Well things have certainly changed! It turns out that my broken ribs had caused a great deal of havoc with my vocal chords, pulling them out of alignment. I have been going to phyical therapy religiously, and giving my voice a well-deserved break, and doing whatever it takes to regain my health. As a result, my voice hasn’t sounded this good- this warm and melifluous and resonant- in years. On the last few tours we’ve done, my voice held up, and I think it’s continuing to grow and resonate well. YAY!!!
We are still not playing as often as we have in the past- partly due to the miscommunications we had with Atomic Music Group, and partly due to my being away working on various films (and partly due to our personnel change in drummers!)- all good timing it seems. We have started to add shows back into our calendar, and I have been writing new songs that I can hardly wait to share with the band and then with you 🙂
So now we’re just looking forward to seeing your bright and shiny smiling faces at a show sometime soon. There are a handful of exciting festivals and events we’ll be playing throughout the year, so be sure to check out our calendar to find out where and when we’ll be playing next, and until then, keep on a rockin’!
It’s been an interesting, if tumultuous, early Spring for us in la vida de Snakehandlers, so we’re looking forward to May with great enthusiasm!
First, we’ll be playing with new drummer Michael Bahan, and second, we’ll be playing our first shows after a brief hiatus due to the booking agency problems we experienced this past Winter and Spring. I’e been writing new songs, and can hardly wait to share them with the band and bring them your way 🙂
So take a peek at our calendar to see where and when we’ll be playing next- starting off with a handful of shows around Austin and environs- we look forward to seeing your bright and shiny smiling faces soon!