Since Jorge and I have been married, we’ve always ended up either flying to or from tours/gigs or actually played on our anniversary. Heck, we even had a show the day we got married! We always laugh about how romantic we are about it 😉
This year, Jorge is on tour overseas with Patricia Vonne while I’m working on a tv pilot in Dallas. I’m not complaining or even sad about it- I’m happy we’re both working at what we love to do- and in fact, Jorge and I will talk later today (yay Facetime!).
I just wanted to say Happy Anniversary! And share that with everyone who knows and loves us 🙂
You know, I thought I would just check in about what’s going on these days. As most of you know, we had a bad situation with our booking agency where they neglected to book any shows for us after I turned over our booking to them late last year- leaving us with an empty calendar and no festivals for 2018. As we’ve reported, I jumped back in and have been slowly filling up the calendar with a show here, a festival there, but it takes time to hear back from folks, and most venues we deal with book 3-6 months in advance, so you can do the math 🙂
Anyway, in the interim, both Jorge and I are working on a TV pilot in Dallas, and at the same time, our drummer Mike Smith has decided to stop playing music for a while and go back to school. Our new drummer, Michael Bahan, is learning the existing songs, and we’ll rehearse them up with him after Jorge returns from tour in Germany with Patricia Vonne in early May. Then we’ll play a few shows close to home, iron out the kinks, and THEN start working on all these new songs I have ready and rarin’ to go!
So I’m just feeling a bit odd, so much time away from the band. I haven’t not played shows for this long in over 15 years. I keep feeling like I’m forgetting something!
As always, I’m looking forward to sharing these new songs with you, and to seeing your smiling faces sometime soon 🙂 If you’re in Dallas, come say howdy and let’s go hang out! Rock n roll, RDSH
We’re so sad to say goodbye to our good buddy Mike Smith, who has played drums with us for the past few years. He’s a good guy and a steady drummer, and we’re going to miss him. Mike has decided to head back to school- we had 2 more shows lined up with him, but had to change our calendars due to both Jorge and I getting work on this TV pilot in Dallas. So we don’t even get one last playdate with our pal :-/
We wish Mike all he best out there in this world, and know that we’ll play together again sometime down the road.
And then we’re happy to introduce Michael Bahan to you as our new drummer- Michael has a long list of references- great folks he’s played with: Chadd Thomas and The Crazy Kings, Alvin Crow, The Boss Jaguars, The Third Coast Trio, and he’s also a kick-ass drum teacher with his own studio Cascade Studios in Austin, Texas 🙂
So for now, I’m working on new songs, then will teach them to Jorge, then we’ll share them with the band and work on them throughout May and June, and bring them your way! I’m looking forward to seeing your smiling faces, as always 🙂