I woke up this morning to reports of police in Louisville tear gassing peaceful crowds with children present, shooting pepper bullets at protesters and media, and targeting medics and first aid supplies. The mayor and the governor aren’t doing enough to address the murder of Breonna Taylor, instead setting a curfew and sending in the National Guard [edit: who then shot and killed another black man, a beloved restaurant owner David McAtee who was known for feeding cops in the west end]. If cops didn’t murder black people all the time with impunity, people wouldn’t be in the streets.
If you want to support Louisville or other cities where protests against police brutality are happening, please consider supporting The Bail Project which is a national organization with a Louisville office (leave a note with your donation if you wish to designate it for a specific area or cause).
I’m featured in a special 2020 Louisville is for Lovers calendar and art show for the 20th anniversary edition.
The album release and art show will be Friday, February 7th at Craft(s) Gallery, 572 S 4th St. It’s FREE and starts at 6pm. The new album, calendar, and photo prints will be available.
My friends in Prayer Line invited me to play a couple shows with them and cover “Meet Ze Monsta” by one of my all-time favorite artists PJ Harvey.
I wrote another song from a poem by Ron Whitehead called “The Shape of Water” (which Ron wrote many years before the movie), and my bandmate Mark Hamilton accompanied me on the recording which was included as part of his latest release on sonaBLAST! Records.
Thanks to the LEO Weekly for including us in its review of the album.
Jake Hellman approached me some time ago about co-writing some country songs, two things I hadn’t really done before. We had a lot of fun working together and formed a band for one show.
Thanks to Billy Lease, Austin Hellman, and Nick Hall for accompanying us, to Jeff Jobson for bootlegging the set, to Dave Chale at Dead Bird Studios for mastering it, and to Jake Miller for the artwork.