1-13-14 Happy Another Year
Monday, January 13, 2014
2013 was not the easiest year that I can recall, but i sure did cover a lot of ground... locally and nationally. I spent the first 2/3rds of the year working with all my favorite Taos, Red River and Alamosa, Co music friends and finished up a long run hosting a local open mic which was like going to the circus every week and wondering what was going to happen next... it was very exotic to say the least. On the narional level I got to do some shows with Ellis Paul, Radoslav Lorkovic and Trout Fishing in America and in the fall I started my tenure as the guitarist with SONiA and disappear fear which was (and still is) awesome. We are kindred spirits in so many ways and it is a joy to work with her and her amazing wife, Terry Irons. We went coats to coast and hit 21 cities to promote her new album, Broken Film, which I truly love. One of the best records I’ve heard in years.
Touring resumes with disappear fear in 2014 both in the US and in Europe so chances are good that we're coming to a city near you. I'm a wee bit behind in updating my calendar... actually I'm waaaay behind... so I'll be filling in the blanks as time allows. Meantime please look for tour dates and all things SONiA at www.facebook.com/SoniaDisappearFear and/or www.disappearfear.com/_nSite2012/index.html
Other new enterprises include The Standing O Project. I encourage all music fans to check this out. I think it's a lovely new front in the way artists and music lovers interact. I'm also fortunate to be collaborating with some dear friends at Yard Dog Records. I have been writing and recording again and am putting together a new record's worth of material and these outfits have been helping me to spread the word and get previews of new recordings online. I just uploaded some one man band (I play and sing all the tracks) mixes of new songs to my artist page at the Standing O Project so if you;re interested go look me up on their site to have a listen.
Wishing you all peace, love, joy and the power to make the world a better place for us all to live in. There's a lot of wacky shit going down on the national and international political fronts and it's harder than ever for all of us to agree on what's right and wrong... very tricky business. Let's hope we can all find the common good in one another and live and let live while we figure it all out. DonCon