Monday, July 09, 2012

Such great stuff

There's been such great stuff happening lately.  First, I got a guitar endorsement from Skermetta Guitars a couple of weeks ago.  The next day, I was invited to participate in a news story on KXAN TV about a new book chronicling 97 Austin musicians (The Sound of Austin by Mathew Sturtevant, who loaned me his guitar amp). Then, I got to open 2 shows for Loudon Wainwright III at the Cactus Cafe, debuting my new Skermetta SR-2 electric guitar while playing Mat's borrowed amp.  A week later, I heard that the song "Amelia" won the Grand Prize in the MEOW Discoveries 2012 contest, which includes a new Fender amp, among other awesomeness.

I'm so grateful to all these amazing folks who are seriously rocking my world:

Peter Skermetta, Curtis Cole, and Kelly Koonce at Skermetta Guitars
Mathew Sturtevant and Jeannette Heindel of The Sound of Austin
Carla DeSantis Black at Musicians for Equal Opportunities for Women
Jeff Van Zandt at Fender

Here's that KXAN piece, too...  I unfortunately said "general pimping" when asked why I would give someone a show flyer the day before a gig (which is how Mat and I met years ago), but otherwise, I think we all came through pretty unscathed.

And some pics from our "faux" photo shoot...