Dear Nashville, you are so green and humid and magical with your rhythmic cicadas and glittery lightning bugs. Bring some of that with you to the Basement on August 2. Ticket link in profile. $5 ahead of time. Lemme play ya some stuff I’ve been working on in California. Poster made by my good friend, @tjcinnamons
The other day hopping on my @southwestair flight to Nashville from Los Angeles the flight attendant lit up when he saw that I had a guitar and half jokingly asked if I was gonna play everyone a song. I half jokingly told him that I would. Once we were all boarded he made the announcement that Blake Shelton was on the plane with his guitar and was gonna play everyone a song, so get ready. We took off and in front of me were these obnoxious (lovely, joy filled) tourist coming from Bakersfield sporting #hannahs21st matching t-shirts. I unfortunately didn’t bring headphones so couldn’t really sleep and was kept awake by these whiskey-filled rapscallions. When I got up to use the restroom a few hours in, the attendant said “What happened are you not gonna sing?” I laughed and told him, if you really want me to, I will. He told me to grab my guitar. This is something I probably wouldn’t have done a year ago, but I figured why not bring some joy to these people and who cares if it bombs (which it kinda did - took me a sec to find the key - kinda sounds like 💩), it’ll be a good story for everyone to tell about their flight to Nashville. I sang “Together Again” and then we all sang “Happy Birthday, Hannah.” The tourist tipped me $20. Another passenger airdropped me this video at baggage claim. And Southwest also gave me a nice gift (thanks). Anyway. Here’s another announcement: I want all of you in Nashville on August 2 to be @thebasementnash at 9 PM. Tickets are just $5 adv/$7 at the door. Link in profile.
Playing a gig in Ojai tomorrow, July 8, if you’re looking for a Sunday drive. Gig at @majesticoakvineyard from 2-5 with my SLO bros in @shawnclarkfamilyband
Mom and brother came to visit. Andrew for the month after graduating from UNC where our dad went and Mom for a week. We drove up to Berkeley and back this past weekend via San Francisco, Monterey, Big Sur, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo. Saw some beautiful shit. Caught the sunset each night. Laughed and cried a lot. Dad will have been gone for a year this Sunday. Was good to have them here. Can’t wait to see my sisters and their niños in ten days. 🌊
Yesterday morning, father’s day, sunrise.
Last night was fun doin a lil ~experimenting~ with my Casio MT40 and roomy/bff @puff__mami at @thehotelcafe for @susysunmusic’s bday - hbd. Came home two nights ago to Puff jamming on the Casio in the stairwell. Known her for 10 years. Just found out she can play. We jammed that night for the first time and wrote a song. Performed it the next night (last night). Video to the right. Also a pic of me and my brother, @drainodrew, to the right who is in town for the month!
Jul 8 - @majesticoakvineyard - Ojai
Jul 10 - @thelovesongbar - DTLA
Aug 2 - @thebasementnash - Nashville
Aug 12 - @grandoleecho - Echo Park
Aug 19 - Coyote Music Festival - San Luis Obispo
Las Piñatas debut at Susy Sun’s bday party Wed night (June 6) at @thehotelcafe. 9PM til we can’t dance no mo. ¡Bailamos! ¡Come fiesta! 🎉
Show next Wednesday night at the Hotel Café for Susy Sun’s bday. You’re invited. 📷: @detailsofadream
New show popped up last minute! This Saturday opening for @mamsorrow in DTLA at the Escondite. 10 PM. Come feel like you’re in Tejas. Free.