April was another busy blur.
On April 2, we made new fans and had a great show at San Antonio’s new Aztec Theatre, opening for one of my favorite artists, Sean McConnell (http://seanmcconnell.com) .
On Friday April 3, we travelled to Houston to play “The Corkscrew” – one of our favorite Houston venues. Early Friday afternoon we had the pleasure of performing on-air and giving an interview to Roark on the “Wide Open Spaces” program on Houston’s 90.1 KPFT. There are now 3 dj’s at KPFT spinning our new album!
During the second week of April I took a family vacation to visit my dear friends, Jeremy and Adrienne Clem and their two daughters in Seattle. Seattle is an awesome city. Loved the weather. We also visited my in-laws in Gig Harbor, another beautiful part of Washington.
On April 15 I performed on the ABC-San Antonio tv program SA LIVE to promote our show at St. Mary’s Oyster Bake Music Festival. Here is a clip (https://www.facebook.com/SALiveKSAT/videos/1581387518793378/?fref=nf) of our performance.
San Antonio native and nationally known ABC news correspondent John Quinones also appeared on the program and really enjoyed our music. Here he is giving us a shout out! (https://www.facebook.com/LucasJackMusic/videos/939123476131695/?fref=nf)
On April 17 we played a house concert in Fredericksburg, TX. As fate would have it, another star of national news broadcasting, Lara logan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lara_Logan) (60 Minutes) was in attendance and bought all of our albums! She also talked way over our heads about geopolitics of the middle east and Russia for about an hour and a half after the show while we all enjoyed some small batch moonshine.
On April 18 we performed at St. Mary’s Oyster Bake Music Festival. There were over 70,000 people at the festival and it was a blast! Chicken on a stick, oysters, cups of smoked corn. Beer. Delish.
The third week of April I travelled with my wife (Julie) and our daughters (Clementine and Josie) to Charleston, SC where Julie attended a Pathology conference. Side note: my wonderful and brilliant wife was named one of the “Top 40 Pathologists Under 40” by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. I married up. My parents came along as well to help me take care of the girls while Julie was at her meetings. This was my second time visiting Charleston. What beautiful city with amazing food. We did the touristy stuff, including taking a horse-drawn historical tour of the city and spending a day at the aquarium, which Clementine loved.
On the last day of our trip we had a few hours to kill before embarking on the perilous 7 hours of air travel with our two toddlers so we found a park where the girls could “get the wiggles out.” I was pushing Clementine on the swing next to another dad with his daughter. We got to talking and I found out that he is also a touring musician, a piano player and singer named Brendan James (http://www.brendanjames.com) . We talked about songwriting, gear, record producers, and possibly playing some shows together. What a small world.
This week I’m looking forward to a big show on Thursday (April 30) in Corpus Christi at House of Rock. Then this weekend I’m off to LA for a friends’ wedding. Busy Busy.
In other huge news, we just booked a show on June 15 playing with BEN FOLDS at Stubb’s in Austin, TX. More on that awesomeness in later diatribes.
April 30 House of Rock (Corpus Christi, TX).
May 6 – Quarry Hofbrau (San Antonio, TX)
May 8 – Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ (Tyler, TX)
May 9 – The Corkscrew (Houston, TX)
May 13 – Quarry Hofbrau (San Antonio, TX)
May 14 – Strange Brew (Austin, TX)
May 15 – Grapevine Main Street Festival (Grapevine, TX)
May 16 – Grapevine Main Street Festival (Grapevine, TX)
May 21 – Hofbrau at the RIM (San Antonio, TX)
May 22 – Drink Texas Biergarten (Boerne, TX)
May 23 – Wedding (Private Event)
May 27 – Quarry Hofbrau (San Antonio, TX)