A New Year At Last

2011 is upon us and I for one am grateful.  The past year has had some ups and downs and I’m anticipating more ups in this new year.  Among the “ups” I’m expecting in 2011 is the arrival of a new baby.  Lindsay and I will be having another son in late May.  So far Mom and kicking stomach bulge are doing well.   It looks like I’ll also be signing a new publishing deal in the near future after a brief, nerve wracking limbo between deals.  I’ve been here before and it’s always a bit of a leap of faith to just keep your head down, keep doing the best work you can, and trust that it will find a home.  I’ll give the location of that home, when the address is finalized.  Lawyers are involved so a glacial pace is expected.

I’m also excited that many of the good friends and collaborators that I work with regularly will have new records coming out this year.  Look for my songs in 2011 on albums by Catie Curtis, The Jeffersons, The Stellas, Walker Hayes,  Dani Flowers, and Randy Travis (so far).  Hopefully I’ll be adding more names to that list as the months progress.

I had a wonderful time at the 30A Songwritersfestival again this year, and got to hang with some of my musical friends and heroes.  It’s an amazing event along the beaches of Highway 30A  (Destin, SeaGrove, Grayton Beach, Rosemary Beach) in Florida and one I look forward to every year.   Mary Gauthier was playing there this year along with folks like Dar Williams, Rodney Crowell and Shawn Mullins among others.  Hoping to return next January – you should plan on joining me.

I’m resolved to trying to keep a little more active updating this website and blog this year.  Let me know if I’m doing OK or if there’s something you want to know/hear.  Thanks for reading.

Fred