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Third Friday On The Square

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Last Friday's show was a big success. It was the largest turnout ever for a Third Friday show - estimated at about 150 people - a very appreciative crowd, and a perfect night for an outdoor show. Lee Hansen joined me on sax, flute, and backup vocals. I really appreciate everyone who came out, and especially thank Marcia Callaway-Ingram for once again booking me for the show. I've been looking for anyone with pictures but haven't been able to find any, so I thought I'd post one of the newspaper clippings to the left that came out in two different local papers before the show. Feel free to click it for a larger copy.

My next show will be on the 30th at 4 PM for the 20th anniversary of Habitat for Humanity up in Gwinnett. I'll be joined by Kristi Budd on vocals, Adam Coletta on guitar, Chris Kearney on drums, and for the first time John Willingham on bass. It's a groundbreaking party with live music, water slides and moonwalks for children and refreshments for sal…

New Song - What Would You Do

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A while ago, I had written the song "Celebrate" for a video about the American Cancer Society's Celebration on the Hill event. Well recently, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) contacted me about writing a song for another video. This video asks how you would spend an extra hour if you had a 25th Hour in your day (in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Relay for Life event). I was excited to have an opportunity to do another music video for ACS. On August 1st, the 25th Hour video was officially released and given out to participants at the Nationwide Relay for Life Leadership Summit. You can watch the video here.

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Relay for Life Nationwide Leadership Summit

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I had the honor of performing at the Relay for Life Nationwide Leadership Summit on August 1st in Indianapolis. My good friend Jack Storey, a big name in Relay history (the author of the phrase "It's about a community that takes up the fight" for example), had written a song for Relay as well as lyrics for another song. When he was asked to perform his music at the Summit, he was kind enough to recommend me to perform. So I learned the song he and his son wrote, called "Relay for Life," and agreed to collaborate with him on his other song in progress, "Every Candle Has A Name." The latter was an idea he had for the luminaria ceremony, and one night I took the ideas he had for the music and put the rest of the music to his words.

Then we both hopped on a plane to Indianapolis to go make some music. Jack videotaped both performances and posted my performance of 'Relay for Life' and 'Every Candle Has a Name' as one video on YouTube. The s…