Hope this year has a little more to offer up than the last cause 2010 wasn’t much fun. I lost two of my uncles, my girlfriend/fiancee and I split, my car broke down three times, which cost way too much to fix, I got a pinched nerve in my neck and gigs were in very short supply. All of which sucked ass. But with that said the year wasn’t a total loss…the Champs put out a second record, we toured a little bit, received rave reviews, Huey Lewis became a fan of our music and I acquired some new gear…two more vintage Rogers kits, a Craviotto snare that I’d previously owned and sold, and a 1966 Gibson ES-125, gifted to me from Dad. I am betting that things are on the upswing cause I’m ready to rock.
Here’s a pic from last night’s new year’s eve gig, at Itta Bena here in town. The lighting in this place is really phenomenal, but I took this with my phone right before our afternoon sound check and I wish I’d gotten a better shot. Later that night, I came back and brought my camera and let our organ player’s wife shoot the band while we were playing, but she must’ve been a little tipsy cause all 25 pics are blurry! Someone was having a good time. Anyway, much love to y’all and happy new year. Let’s try and make it a good one. I know I plan to.