It’s been a busy couple of weeks but I have managed to get er’ done. My bags are packed and I’m ready to ROCK! I must be finally getting this packing thing down because I made weight on the FIRST try and even had extra room, so of course I took it! Soon I’ll be heading to Europe (Sweden, Norway & Denmark) for part 3 of my Harpbreaker Tour starting Aug. 5th. It’s ALWAYS a blast to get out on the road with the AL-Mighty 3 boys (Al Collins, Ryan McCormick and Jon Sudbury) and unleash. We are chompin at the bit to fire things up.
I hope your summer is off to a good start. It’s nice and toasty here in Nashville and although I’m not a big fan of the heat, I do enjoy sitting on the back porch after a long day watching all the lightning bugs dance around in the sweet summer night air.
Spring is in the air and I’m ready to be sprung! It’s been a long winter and I feel like a bear coming out of hibernation. Time to take a deep breath and get back after it! First off, I’d like to say a Big HELLO and welcome my new friends who have recently joined the mailing list. YOU ROCK! Some of you may have noticed I have switched things up a bit with my newsletter which is now hosted by Fanbridge.
As I write this letter, the temperature here in Nashville is a balmy 57°. For my friends in Europe, that’s about 14°C. Kind of weird, but nice for December. As you know, the end of 2013 is quickly approaching and it feels like it’s gone by so fast. What a rockin’ year it’s been! On behalf of my band, The Al-Mighty Three and myself, we’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and say thanks for an amazing year. Thank you so very much for coming to the shows, buying our stuff, buying us shots and spreading the word about our music. Your support means the world to us and it makes it possible to keep creating music and touring the world.
I guess it’s true what they say – All good things must come to an end. After 7 weeks of touring across the pond with my band the AL-Mighty 3, I’m back in Nashville. It feels good to be home (mostly) but I’m still flying on the fumes of the road. My mind is filled with sweet memories of all the incredible places and people we’ve encountered these past months. I close my eyes and can see the crowds of happy smiling faces as we rocked together exchanging a pure and unfiltered connection through the music. It’s a high like no other. 35 shows in 41 days meant a lot of packing and unpacking and of course I brought too much stuff as usual. On about week 6, my 50 pound suitcase started to feel like a 500 pound beast. I also got sick, sprained my ankle and really messed up my shin during separate shows. Ouch! Swollen and bruised but AL has me on mandatory bed / couch rest and is taking very good care of me so I’ll be good as new in no time.
Well, we made it home to Nashville safe and sound after a few months on the road! Man… I had such an amazing time and loved seeing everyone. My band for this tour included Conny Bloom, Al Collins & Pontus Snibb and rocked like a mutha’ every night! I was in Heaven of course! Thomas Broman filled in for Pontus twice and was amazing as well. I’d like to send a special shout out to the boys in Southern Kings (a rock AND roll band from Sweden) who supported us on a few shows and shared their gear. Teamwork baby! We covered a lot of ground this year and I’m so grateful I get to share my music with y’all. THANK YOU…. to all who have shared in or been apart of keeping this Rock-n-Roll circus on the road!