It’s been a minute since the last post and a lot has been going on with Briar Rabbit since. I sort of took some unanticipated time off to write a brand new record. It was an insane-amazing-crazy-beautiful-terrifying experience that could only be described as “Losing your mind or gaining your soul.” It was completely necessary and now I’m just sharpening it up to record in fall. So after all that I was able to perform with two incredible talents Cory Brannan and Audra Mae at Schuba’s Tavern. The show is mighty full and mid-way through the set my guitar goes out. I am straight. up. acoustic. For whatever reason, I didn’t panic and just had the house lights raised and the entire room moved upfront. Everyone was perfectly silent as I began the song "Coon." So for the second half of the show I got to connect with a crowd in a way that only happens every so often and it was an awesome experience. All and all it’s just been a pretty great ride. I recently stopped waiting tables and began picking up more music gigs so now I am considered a “full time musician” and while slightly nerve-wracking, it’s probably one of the smartest decisions I’ve made. So it’ll be a little while on the record, probably won’t come out until spring of next year but I’ll be on the road lots playin for ya’ll so you can sing along when the whole things out. Chicago has been melting and the pouring, she’s gets a bit manic but she’s mine. Hope you’re all well and taking care of each other through the blistering heat.