I’ve been away for awhile, first when the Cowboy Way did our nearly week-long Texas Tour and then for the past five days when I’ve been as sick as a dog. I think I’m going to survive though so I figured I’d go ahead and weigh in. The Texas Tour had some real highlights…it was a ton of fun to perform at the legendary Camp Street Café in Crockett, Texas. Owner/performer extraordinaire Pipp Gillette was a most gracious host as he shared a great deal of history about the music scene in East Texas. Iconic blues man Lightnin’ Hopkins used to hang out at the Camp Street back in the day. On Sunday, we had a full house at the Arhaven House Concert Series in Del Valle. Great time, thanks to our hosts Joe and Bev Angel for being so gracious and professional. In the midst of all this, I managed to reconnect with three long-time friends whom I hadn’t seen in forever, which was fantastic. I’m getting ready for the release of my fifth novel, The Lights of Cimarrón, coming out April 17th from Five Star Publishing. I’m very excited about this and have already got a book signing event set up for May 15th at Bookworks in Albuquerque. If you know anyone that wants to set up an event involving book signing/reading/music, put ‘em in touch with me. And on Wednesday, April 10th, I’ll be doing my fourth Living Room Sessions Concert along with my friend and co-conspirator in the The Cowboy Way, Mariam. More about that in a separate posting but it’s going to be fun AND different!