My tour in the Upper Peninsula was great. I had a wonderful time performing, making new friends and visiting with some older ones. They’ve had about the same kind of winter as us – very minimal. I hit one snow squall on the road but it was minor – and I know how lucky I am! From a concert at the Ontonagon Performing Art Center to a bluegrass jam in the secret lumber town of Neenah to walking into an elementary school in Curtis and seeing a long line of snowshoes hanging up in the hallway, I felt as I always do when I’m up there. The UP is a magical place. I think you either like it or you don’t. I clearly do.
I’m still working on the new CD and will be for awhile – and I’m looking forward to some trips to Chicago soon to keep it moving forward. St. Patrick’s Day being on a Saturday this year is rare and I’ll be doing most of my gigs with Lance Wagner, a young man who plays fiddle and piano divinely. I think it’ll be lots of fun. Lastly, racks of flower and vegetable seeds are catching my eye in the hardware around the corner and I’m getting anxious to start planting soon. I never give up. sleante!