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I’m Kickstarting a CD

Those of you who know me, know that I have four albums worth of material that I choose from when playing live. That’s something around 50 songs. The big question after a gig is always, “Where can I buy your music?” The answer is complicated. You technically can buy my demos. They’re all over the place. I feel sort of sleazy about that though because I know they’re of sub-par recording quality. I really hate charging people for inferior quality. When you spend your hard-earned money for music, you want it to be sonically superior and sound good in headphones, the car, or at home.

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Lou on the (Internet) Radio

On March 30th, I played live and was interviewed on an Internet radio show called the Homegrown Sunday Ramble with Paul and Dave.

If you missed it, you can check out my segment along with some great music and another live performance by Tom Lucas. Jahn Xavier also performed. I hadn’t met either of these two great performers and songwriters before so it was a total joy to warm up the benches for them. I hope we can play some gigs together in the future. They were real sweethearts loaded with talent.

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Shaving My Head for Charity

I’m happy to announce that on July 1, 2013 I’ll be shaving my head for charity.

The charity is children’s cancer research via St. Baldrick’s. For those unfamiliar with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, they’re a well-known charitable organization that has (so far) raised over $30,000,000 for children’s cancer research by shaving people’s heads, among other things. It’s the same thing as charity walks or marathons. You sponsor the participant by donating money and then the participant does something (like run a 5k – or in this case, shaving their head) and the money goes directly to charity.

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Making Musical Lemonade

When life hands you a lemon, throw it on the floor, stomp on it and play some rock and roll.

One of the most frustrating things about gigs has nothing to do with being on stage or the crowd or forgetting lyrics or anything like that. It’s getting to the show. Depending on where it is, you have to plan ahead or you might be late. I had yet to miss a gig but I knew it would happen eventually, and it did.

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Top 10 Things I Learned On My First Cruise

I recently returned from my very first 8-Day cruise to the Bahamas. I expected it to be a nice, family vacation and nothing more. In actuality, I enjoyed it so much, I can’t wait to do it again. I won’t bore you with every detail about my vacation but I thought a short, humorous list of what I’ve learned might be in order.  So, here are the Top 10 things I learned on my very first cruise to the sunny Bahamas with stops in Nassau, Freeport, and Florida.

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Every Song Tells a Story: One More Round

The Story

I got the idea for “One More Round” while thinking about drinking songs one day. I thought to myself, “I need a good drinking song.” Most of the gigs I play are in bars and clubs and everyone’s drinking, so why not? Let’s get them invested and give them something they can relate to, right?

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Everything and Nothing

“Everything and nothing” is my new favorite way to answer the question, “What’s going on?”

Good Lord, I’ve been totally avoiding my own site. I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time for updates. So I threw up a new theme design (hope you enjoy it) and said, “I’m going to write something, dammit.” So here we are.

Goodbye 2012