How to travel 2,604 miles in 11 days

Man, the first couple months of this year have flown by! It was a big push to complete my new album The Makings Of A Man. I’m really proud of how it turned out! And then taking to the road with it has been a blast. It seems like people really enjoy the new tunes and I sold out of CD’s, so that’s always a good thing!

I am super happy to be home, but the trip was AMAZING! I’m so blessed to have such wonderful friends and supporters. Without the living rooms to play in and spare beds to sleep in, I would not have made it, haha.

Like the title says, I did 2,604 miles in 11 days…Passed through New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and back home to Colorado through the eastern slope (which is like another state, right?). There is definitely some pretty country out there! And it was neat, once again, to see all the changes in landscape that the west has to offer!

It was a great trip for my career and my soul. I met awesome new people, got to spend time with dear old friends, hang out with crazy fun DJ’s, talk to truckers on the CB and play my songs for people who wanted to listen along the way! I’m a lucky boy!

Playing at the private Still Posh show in Stillwater. 70 good looking girls...and me, rough life right?!
Playing at the private Still Posh show in Stillwater. 70 good looking girls…and me, rough life right?!
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Here I am with J who is the awesome Programing Director at super cool Red Dirt station KGFY in Stillwater, OK
Here I am with the incomparable Kasey! She put on the great VIP event at the Still Posh fashion boutique. Here we are at a Thunder game, so awesome!
Here I am with the incomparable Kasey! She put on the great VIP event at the Still Posh fashion boutique. Here we are at a Thunder game, so awesome!
Thunder Up!!
Thunder Up!!

After driving through a blizzard (no pictures of that, I was being a responsible driver!), I made it to Boulder…and my beloved Rocky Mountains¬† : )

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My friend Monica, who is an amazing Cello player sat in with me at the Boulder House Concert. So fun!
My friend Monica, who is an amazing Cello player sat in with me at the Boulder House Concert. So fun! (thanks to Becca Greer for this photo!)

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Kickin it with Mutt and Bob at KRFC in Fort Collins. It was a blast to chat with those dudes and play some tunes live!
Kickin it with Mutt and Bob at KRFC in Fort Collins. It was a blast to chat with those dudes and play some tunes live!
My guitar would really like to play Red Rocks someday : )
My guitar would really like to play Red Rocks someday : )

It’s a long walk up those stairs!

The drive to my mountain home
The drive to my mountain home

All in all, I just want to thank everyone I met an got to spend time with along the way! Onward!

Trip And a New Song

So, It has been a while since I last made a bog post! These past few months have found me hole up out at the ranch writing songs… With an occasional venture into the “big city” of Durango to write some more songs with my friend Chris Bettin (a whole other blog post and batch of tunes that you will be hearing soon).

Although, recently I took a trip that found me in Oklahoma City for the National Reining Horse Association Futrity (a major competition of many a horse and rider). My friend, who is from the Denver area, was competing, so I went to help him out for a week. Flew to Denver, helped my friend drive the horses to OKC, and then we set up the stalls etc.

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It really was a great experience! I love being around the horses, they are serious athletes capable of pretty amazing stuff. And, the people are also great, pretty interesting – 600 horses and double that in people all in one area eating, drinking, (sometimes) sleeping “horse show.”

Blaze, my friends three year old stallion.
Blaze, my friend’s three year old stallion.

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Anyway, I flew home back to Durango after a week of intense work, play and education (it’s amazing how much you can learn just by watching a horse).

This song is the first of many to be be inspired by the trip (and that flight) I suppose: