I am having a delightfully slow May 2015. Y’all know I like to get out there and tour. You know I love to produce records, write songs, play on recording sessions. But this little working vacation has been a long time coming and it is most appreciated.
There are some shows coming up you should know about. This Tuesday, May 19, I will joining Darrell Scott to celebrate the songs of our friend Ben Bullington, and the release of Darrell’s latest album, a collection of Ben’s songs. Other guests at the City Winery show include Rodney Crowell, Gretchen Peters, Tommy Womack and more. It’s going to be fantastic.
Then Wednesday May 27, this is happening: Benefit for Bobby Memphis feat. Human Radio, Will Kimbrough, Audley Freed and Friends, Bottle Rockets & Mac Gayden. OK, so another Nashville All Star lineup. On a personal note, I’m very excited because not only is DADDY going to play, but I’m also going to be a BOTTLE ROCKET for a night. Yep. If you ever miss me playing more rock n roll, this is your chance to see and hear the old fella with guns blazing.
May 28 is Willie Sugarcapps at the Capri Theater in Montgomery Al—
May 29 is Jam for Sam—Sam Baylor, that is—we wanted to have a musical wake for our dear friend and bandmate—so we’re doing it Bushmen style. It might be a little sloppy, it might be wobble, but it won’t fall down. We’re going to do a set of Bushmen tunes. Everyone is going to do something of Sam’s. We’ll even do a little set of nothing but Sam’s songs. The money goes to finishing Sam’s final record, which he had started at Bud Smith’s studio. This will be fun. This will be a nice tribute to someone we love and miss. This will allow us to make a great record and bookend the creative life of Mr Sam Baylor—Long Live the Redneck Morrissey!
May 31 is Willie Sugarcapps’ debut at Legacy Bar and Grill in Mobile. This will be an intimate and fun show, right up there by Spring Hill—we’ve never played beyond downtown Mobile, as far as WSC Mobile shows go—so come enjoy!!
There are more shows to announce. But I wanted you to know about these for now. Cheers and enjoy.
I am sorry to say there is no new news about my live recording and DVD from last summer in San Francisco.
Now I am waiting for the master so I can begin the manufacturing process. Then I can set a release date and take preorders.
I am very excited about this, because it sounds so good. And it even looks good.
If you keep up with me, you know I’ve had an incredibly creative and insanely busy year.
See you at a show soon!
Happy middle of March—those of you who have had hard, frozen winters will appreciate this taste of Spring we’re experiencing right now—I know I appreciate it.
I want to let y’all know about some upcoming shows that are near and dear to me. I’ll go ahead and jump to this one:
April 3 – Free Range House Concert (in the Indianapolis area). This is a special show with Tommy Womack and Lisa Oliver Gray mainly to get together and share some love but also maybe to help out a couple of dear friends who have had a very rough time lately. The link is here:
If you know you wanna go (and you should know this by now), here’s ticket link:
Ok, I hope I see all the Indy area folks there. If I don’t see you, you’re in trouble!
Other shows coming up include:
TONIGHT! March 10 – Roxy Theater at the Nashville School for the Arts, with Radney Foster, Bill Lloyd and Tommy Womack. Tickets are $15 at the door. Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm.
This Sunday March 15—The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm
March 19 – Tupelo, MS – Blue Canoe
March 20 – Fairhope, AL – Organic School Festival w/ Willie C Sugarcapps
March 21 – New Orleans – Carrollton Station w/ Willie Freakin’ Sugarcapps
March 22 – The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm w/ Willie By Gosh Sugarcapps
March 27 – St Augustine, FL – Colonial Quarter w/ Willie Sugarcapps
March 28 – Tampa, FL – Safety Harbor Songfest w/ Willie C Sugarcapps
April 3 – You know about April 3.
April 10 – Brooksville, FL -Stringbreak Music Festival w/ Willie T Sugarcapps
April 11 – Willie C Sugarcapps returns to the Magnolia Springs Seafood Festival
April 12 – Will Kimbrough and Sugarcane Jane at the Dog Pond to benefit Dog River Clearwater Revival
April 16 – New York City – Rockwood Music Hall
April 17 – Mt Laurel, NJ – One Particular Phlocking Concert
April 19 – Willie Sugarcapps’ final Frog Pond of the season
April 22 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint
April 24 – Houston, TX – McGonigal’s Mucky Duck
April 25 – Austin, TX – Wyldewood House Concert
That concludes this regularly scheduled blog type thingy. I hope all is well. If you’ve seen shows lately you know they’ve been good. Wild and wooly, I’d say. Winter makes you a little crazy—and they’ve been good and more than a little crazy.
Willie Sugarcapps is wrapping up album number two and turning over the tracks to the Grammy winning mixing magic of one Trina Shoemaker. Very exciting for us. New record is full of songs we’ve been honing live and were mostly recorded in a two day music binge at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
I’m now simply waiting to get the master of my Live at Coast live recording/DVD taping last June in San Francisco—once I have my hands on the master—I can manufacture CDs and DVDs and set a release date.
I’ve been playing on lots of other people’s records and that’s been fun. Playing one of Charles Whitfill’s custom Tele style guitars has been a huge pleasure. I’m going to try out one of the new Waterloo acoustic guitars by Collings Guitars this week. Very excited about these 1930s style instruments.
OK—you got all that? All right, you can go now.
Take ‘er easy
Somewhere in Ohio…