Friday, March 18, 2011


First I must apologize for the hiatus in blogging. The last time I blogged, I posted a fantastic picture of Clay Matthews, just a few weeks before the Packers won the superbowl. It's been hard to top that news........ until now. :)

I've been busy working and helping book the spring tour. Tony and I left on Tuesday after a performance on NBC's "The Morning Blend." We made our way to Dallas in 2 days, and we've had such an incredible time in this beautiful city. We visited the site of John F. Kennedy's assassination, which was surreal and somber, but a necessary visit. We played at Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, TX. That was such an incredible experience.

I have to extra-highlight something from the past few days/weeks:
A few weeks ago, Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows announced that he would be releasing a solo project: an album of cover songs ranging from Bob Dylan to Ryan Adams to Tom Waits. This project would be called "All My Bloody Valentines." Adam called on his fans to design the artwork for the album. Over 1,200 submissions were sent in, and I made it to the top 25!.... and then the top 5........ and on St. Patrick's Day, enjoying some Texas BBQ and green beer, I checked my iPhone and found that the contest had come to a close. Adam Duritz had chosen 2 covers because he said that he "couldn't live without either one." And MY ARTWORK WAS CHOSEN FOR ADAM DURITZ'S NEW ALBUM!!! I'm so thrilled to have been a part of this amazing project. The songs are so beautiful and special, and there were so many talented artists that submitted their artwork. I invite you to listen to and download the album for free at

Here's my submission:

Tony and I went out and celebrated tonight, and now we're settling in for some much-needed sleep. We're playing in Grapevine, TX tomorrow for the "Hands Down" support group -- a support group for children with limb differences. Tony and I will be playing at Love & War at 11:00am. We are so excited for this show. Tony has worked so hard to figure out how to play music, and I'm so proud that he gets to share his story for this unique and special group of people. I'll definitely let you know how it goes!

Until next time... thanks so much for reading. Have a good night!