This Thursday morning i am leaving Michigan for Texas. I am driving straight to Austin just in time to help out Dave Lytle by shooting the Lonestar State Jam in Waterloo park. Then i will be riding on a tour bus with a band that was high in the Rockies (allegedly) and i will be in Waco at the Hogcreek Icehouse for a benefit organized by family and friends of Paige Corbell who suddenly left us last October. A non profit charity has been started in her name because Paige was an organ donor who ultimately because of that saved or enriched the lives of seven more people through the gift of organ donor ship. The fantastic line up was put together by a handful of people and and the bands and musicians and crews that are donating their time and talent to this great cause can not be under valued. It will be an emotional time but hopefully a lot of good will come as a result of signing up as many people in attendance as possible to pass on the gift of life through becoming an organ donor. I signed up at my local Secretary of State office today.
After the show in Waco i will find my way back to Austin and then to New Braunfels for a few days of just relaxing and hopefully meeting up with friends before deciding what to do next, i have an invite from a rep to tour the Shiner brewery so that's a possibility but i am planning on going to Billy Bob's the 30th of May for Wade Bowen's "Live at Billy Bob's" CD/DVD release.
After that i may hang around in the Fort Worth area a few days and then make my way home stopping for the night in little ole Diamond Missouri for the Cory Morrow and Sean McConnell show at Lucky Maggies, i have been excited about visiting this place since i heard about the Meffords opening the place a while back and they sure haven't wasted any time getting the best talent in there.
After that i will be heading back to Joe's for the Roger Creager & Luke Bryan show on May 9th and then i'm hoping to catch the Ray Wylie Hubbard show at Schubas in Chicago before heading for home back here in Michigan.
Hope to meet plenty of friends and make some new ones. Please click on the title of this post for more information about the Turn the Paige foundation benefit.
Looks like i will going to the Bowen Classic too since its also at the Hogcreek Icehouse May 2nd.