As you can see we’ve all real been busy!
My daughter Sarah got married to a wonderful young
man named Brett last weekend! I got to walk her down
the aisle on my 58th birthday! It was truly an
amazing experience and we all sipped deeply from the
joy ladle! Thanks for all the good wishes!
Giving a shout-out to my guys during the seventh
In other big doings… on May 11th, the Philadelphia
Phillies hosted the men and families of my Returning
Citizens group, New Beginnings-Next Step, at
Citizens Bank Park for their game against the
Pittsburg Pirates. It was an unprecedented event for
a major professional sports franchise to welcome
recently released ex-offenders committed to changing
their lives for the better. I’d like to publicly
thank the Phils, and especially my longtime pal John
Brazer for this wonderful show of support! I’d also
like to acknowledge the extraordinary generosity of
my dear friends Sonny Ochs, and Kim and Reggie
Harris for providing the charter bus that got all
our folks up to the ballpark and back that night!
One youngster told me it was his best Monday ever!
I will be doing a couple shows on my home turf of
Wilmington, Delaware this week. On Thursday, June
11th, I’ll be making my yearly appearance at
Bellevue State Park for a family show. And then on
Saturday, June 13th, I’ll be performing my annual
benefit concert for New Beginnings-Next Step.
The benefit helps us provide assistance (bus passes,
grocery store gift-cards, etc. ) for guys
transitioning out of prison. We have found that this
assistance is absolutely vital in fighting
recidivism! My good buddy Harvey (aka. Harvey in the
Morning) will be hosting the event, and two of our
Returning Citizens will speak after intermission.
With my growing New Beginnings volunteer commitments
(the only thing I could find that paid less than
folk music) and a new album I’m hoping to record
this summer, I won’t be touring as much in the
coming months. I will, however, be returning to sing
in Tulsa come late July, and Los Angeles at the end
Since I recently decided to take over my own
bookings, I thought I'd see if I could rustle up an
extra gig or two while I'm out in those parts of the
country. Let me know if you’d like to talk about
hosting me for a house concert, or have some other
connection we can explore (preferably within a day’s
drive of either of either airport). Be advised that
after a long time working with agents and managers,
I'm not overly adept at the self-promotion stuff.
Pointing me towards a club-owner your cousin knows,
but who's never heard of me, probably won't be worth
your time at the keyboard! Thanks for considering!
Hope to see you soon!
Thursday, June 11
6:30 p.m. Wilmington, DE, Bellevue State Park
Friday, June 12
10 a.m. Wilmington, DE, Children of America (private
Saturday, June 13
7 p.m. Benefit for New Beginnings-Next Step,
401 N. West St, Wilmington, DE