Hello, My Friends!
After a very eventful Thanksgiving weekend, I’m taking a few minutes to get my thoughts together to share with all of you. It’s been quite an emotional year with a lot to be thankful for, my marriage to Paula, the health and happiness of my children and lots of music top that list. This weekend I also visited and dealt with the sadness of the final goodbyes to my father with his induction to the National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame on Saturday. Good (and bad) memories flooded upon me all at once and I am thankful to have the opportunity to share his honor with our entire community and remember all of the wonderful music we made together. We can always wish for things to be perfect, but each day I remind myself that our lives are always going to be perfectly imperfect.
I am thankful that all of you come out to the shows, listen to my music at home or in your cars and of course, support the band’s other merchandise and hope you’ll consider visiting our online store for some Christmas presents. We have our Cyber Monday special being extended until this Friday so take advantage of the 20% sale for a few more days. Or just drop me a line to let me know you’re still having fun with the music and are having a nice season. I always enjoy the notes and answer back as fast as I can. This coming year, I’m going to be re-gearing some of the travel a bit so I can get some more time at home and also work on some new projects, so take a look at the dates as they are announced. If you’re planning on traveling to some of our destination gigs, specifically the weekend at the Heidelberg in Helen, GA and the Brauntex Fat Tuesday show in New Braunfels, TX, please let us know and keep a lookout for some special hotel packages that are in the works. I know both venues appreciate the early ticket sales that are already happening and those also make great Christmas presents!!
Also– I’m beyond elated and thankful to my new friends at Munda Harmonike for the new button accordion!! I am practicing up a storm and looking forward to performing on this instrument for everyone soon. We’re hoping to have some instruments available through the website in the near future. But definitely check out Munda accordions online here.
Much love and most importantly thanks to all of you that keep my music out there.