Hey Guys and Gals!

Hey Ya'll,

Well, the summer of 2015 is starting to feel like it's winding down. I can always tell this when I have a gig coming up in two weeks with the Larry Watt Cove Band. We'll be playing a little gig on Labor Day weekend out at the Denmark country Club. I'll get to play my acoustic drums, which is a rarity because I'm usually playing a guitar. My good buddy and hell of a guitarist, Dave Horne, will be joining us, so we're really looking forward to it.

I had a chance several weeks ago to catch up with my fellow songwriting buddy and old band mate, David Cooler at one of his video shoots. We are planning on doing some songwriting together as soon as our schedules allow it. David has signed with a record label i the UK so he is now INTERNATIONAL, very cool and well deserved. He is a gifted and talented songwriter and musician.

I am, at this writing, 1 song away from finishing my next set of tunes for the next CD. I just finished a song called "A LIFETIME AIN'T THAT LONG". It got a favorable review from both NSAI and SongU in Nashville. I re worked it and sent it back to them and I'm waiting to hear any day from them to see if it is done. It feels done, I'll say that much. That's my procedure, get a song idea, write the song, record the song, send the song off for evaluations, re-write the tune based on suggestions (if I decide to use the suggestion)re-record the tracks that need a little fixing, re-submit for evaluation, if "done", song is "studio mixed" and ready to be added to the list of songs on the next cd. That's why it takes a while to produce a new CD.

Becky and I were out in Oregon for our son Jonathan's wedding back on June 13 and we had a GREAT time. It has been a pleasure getting to know Anna Leigh's family, we feel like we've known them forever. They honored me by letting me sing a song in the wedding. What a treat to be singing and playing for them and family and friends on a hill overlooking the Pacific!! It was fantastic.  Brother George and I had some jam sessions and did a little house concert one night, it was a blast!!

Well, I've got some gigs coming up soon, actually several between now and December. The college football starts next week, Go Tigers!! It's my favorite time of year.

I'll close with this thought, PLEASE pray for our country and the world for peace and for all people. We have turned our backs on God and we wonder WHY things are like they are. We need to be better and it starts with each one of us.  For my third CD project, I'm thinking of doing 10 hymns. If you by chance read this, let me know what your favorite hymn is. I'm at sillyacres@yahoo.com

That's it for now, hope you are well and as always, THANKS FOR LISTENING!!