Hope this finds you well. It’s been a long time since I checked in or reported out. Man, a lot has changed in a year!
Cecilia Starling Walker born September 10, 2009, is a magical person. I’m amazed everyday by her spirit and her take on the world. I’ve written many songs about and inspired by her, plus lots of songs and poetry about being a parent. It’s a crazy change, a wild journey and a roller-coaster of emotions, mostly the greatest joy I’ve ever felt.
In part because of being a new dad, but largely due to some irreconcilable differences, I’m no longer touring with the Spankers. It was a tough call to make, but in the end, the best decision for the band given the circumstances. Christina and the guys are doing a Farewell Tour and I will miss being on this last round of gigs but I’m psyched about moving forward. I encourage everyone to check out the band one last time as they pass through your town. In my opinion, you won’t find a more talented, hard-working group of musicians.
So what’s next? Well lots really! I’ve been doing a ton of painting and I’m
lining up art shows around the country. I’m also setting up gigs for my one man show, Road Dog. If you’re in Austin, be sure to check out the Sunday Gravy Show each month, and stay tuned for announcements about tours with other musicians.
The website is in the process of having a complete facelift, so we’ll have a proper launch sometime in the near future. For now, you can find out about upcoming gigs—this weekend in Knoxville, TN and November shows in Atlanta and NYC—and art deals—1/2 off some of my older paintings—here on the site
I want to thank you for supporting the band, coming to the shows, letting us crash in your homes, feeding us, buying us drinks, making us laugh—basically keeping us alive for the past 16 years. It’s a real privilege to do the work I do and none of it’s possible without your support and encouragement. I will cherish the memories and look forward to seeing you again just as soon as I can.