Hope those of you in the Birmingham Area can come out Thursday night to one of the finest music listening venues anywhere! As Shades Mountain Air takes a little break, I have a great new band together to help me present a concert that is, with only a few covers, almost all original songs, and many of them in concert for the first time. Brent Warren will be on guitars, vocals and mandolin. Brent is a multitalented musician well known to the Alabama bluegrass community, but his musical chops venture into rock, folk, and about anything that interests him. Mark Weldon has filled in occasionally with Shades Mountain Air. Mark is a phenomenal musician, former member of Three On a String and many other bands, including After Class. His work on the violin brings great musical chops to my songs. Don Wendorf is my longtime musical brother from SMA and plays a little of everything –harmonica, mandola, mandolin, drums, old time banjo, and vocals. Last, but not least, Rachel Turner, a fine bass player and singer with the Flying Jenny Old TIme String Band, joins us to expand her horizons. I am so grateful for this wonderful set of friends who are helping me out, and we have worked up some exciting new arrangements and songs. I’m excited! Hope you can be with us. I’ll have CDs, my new book, POEMS, PRAYERS AND UNFINISHED PROMISES and all CDs and books will be on sale! Don’t want to haul them home. I promise–a fun night and a few surprises!