January 20, 2014
Happy new year! I haven't done a newsletter in a while but things are still cooking in the indie songwriter multi instrumentalist business. The next bout of fun starts today with a WDVX
Blue Plate Special at noon, so tune in if you can! The shows can usually be streamed from their archive for a couple of weeks, so if you're opening this email late, there's still a chance to catch the show. There are more solo shows and Greg Horne Band shows below.
To catch you up on the news, the last few months of 2013 were full of activity. We've been continuing to build the repertoire and audience for the electric band, and were honored to play shows at the Hippie Jack's festival, the Pilot Light with RB Morris and Tim Lee 3, and Barleys. I'm still also playing as a multi-instrumentalist with RB Morris
, Jay Clark, and the Bearded. Just last week we took the RB Morris trio to Nashville for a great show at the Stone Fox supporting Amelia White's CD release. RB has a new book of Mockingbird Poems that I recommend highly!
I've also done some shows recently with festival friends Doug and Telisha Williams, who now perform and record as Wild Ponies
with drummer Jake Winebrenner. Their new album has been getting rave reviews and burning up the Americana charts. They put on a great show, and we're making plans to do more together soon.
In recording news, my pal Matt Woods
has released a vinyl single and video for his song Deadman's Blues, on which I was lucky to play some electric guitar. I recorded other instruments on a bunch of songs that will be coming out on his next full-length album soon.
Finally, sometimes in this business you do a lot of work in the background and it takes a while to come to light. Just before Christmas a new set of ukulele books finally came out from Alfred Publishing. I cowrote this three-volume method with my friend (and long ago teacher) Shana Aisenberg. Then ukulele master Daniel Ho was enlisted to edit the books and perform on the DVDs. A lot of folks have worked on this project for many months and it's so exciting to see it come out. If you want to learn or teach ukulele, please check out the Complete Ukulele Method
! I also have many other titles available through Alfred Publishing on guitar, mandolin, songwriting and bass.
|Jan 20, 2014
||12 noon, Knoxville, TN @ WDVX Blue Plate Special - Greg Horne solo - Live concert at the Knoxville Visitors Center downtown, or stream online at WDVX.com
|Jan 23, 2014
||8pm, Maryville, TN @ Barley's Maryville - The Bearded on Behind the Barn live concert radio show (streams on WFIV my105.com)
|Jan 24, 2014
||7pm, Knoxville, TN @ Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria - Snow Day Benefit for Beardsley Farm - Greg Horne solo set at 8pm upstairs
|Jan 30, 2014
||Knoxville, TN @ Relix Variety Theatre - Greg Horne Band at Waynestock 2014
|Feb 1, 2014
||Knoxville, TN @ Relix Variety Theatre - Waynestock 2014 Lou Reed tribute finale
|Feb 7, 2014
||Kingston, TN @ Music at Market Street/Ladd Landing - Greg Horne solo at Market Street
Coming up May 22-25 is another Jammin at Hippie Jack's
Americana festival in Crawford, TN (between Knoxville and Nashville). The Greg Horne Band will do an electric set on Sunday afternoon, and I'll also be playing with Jay Clark and with the Wild Ponies. Get your tickets and your campsite lined up soon!
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