Monday, September 24, 2012

Again . . . Midwest bound and then up to Calgary, AB.
Next week we might string back-to-back Toronto runs.  After we unload the second one I'll bail in Minneapolis or Chicago and fly to Seattle to meet up with Hana and Stevie.  Then we'll all drive east to get back to the West.

P.s. Happy autumn!  It's already colorful here in western North Dakota.  We need rain, though.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Stevie turns eight months old tomorrow.  She now has a couple teeth, eats food, weighs 20 lbs., and crawls backwards.  She can say "mama" and "dada," sort of.

At present I'm in North Dakota, on Killdeer Mountain, between trucking runs.  I've been helping Dad roof for the last two days.  I head off again tonight for 5,000 miles of driving, with runs to Toronto (tilapia) and Calgary (buffalo carp).  Next week might see a trip to Vancouver, BC (tilapia), and perhaps another one or two back to Toronto. 
As for music, there is lots to report, but little time.  In brief:

1. A song that I collaborated on with Giles O'Dell, Andras Jones, and Calvin Johnson made it onto an artful Kris Kristofferson compilation-2X-LP.

2. Regarding Calvin Johnson: A book about him and his record label, K Records, came out this year-- Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music.  I get a brief mention in the last chapter.

3. I played seven fun West Coast shows earlier this month.

4. My brand-new CD, Horse Graveyard, has been well received and is selling steadily.

5. I've written enough songs this year to record another country record.  This one will be heavily influenced by my experiences driving truck and living back in Montana.

6. I'm jonesin' to write a book about my musical adventures.  I think it would be funny and a good read.

Monday, September 03, 2012


I do a 50-second rap cameo (starting at 2:28) for this Tony Rogers jam to help raise awareness about men's prostate health. EXCELLENT special effects, please check it out and share! The project's goal is to eradicate prostate cancer.

It took a village to create the video, and I'm proud to have played a part. Special thanks to birthday boy John Nilles for directing my part, which we cranked out long-distance from Missoula. Great work, Lauren Loehr and team BEARD!!