Photo by Kimbery Crist.

Things are happening over here, guys. Gosh, where to start?! Normally, I try to keep these blog posts concise and well-written. This one will be more of an unbridled ramble. Buckle up.

My wife Olivia and I are expecting our first child in the next couple weeks. It’s real. It’s happening. Basically, our baby could “arrive” any day. We are beyond excited, and a little overwhelmed. That said, my parents live just a couple towns away so we aren’t going through this completely alone. Plus, we have a solid group of friends here in Colorado, for which I am grateful.

In other news, I received my second dose of the Moderna vaccine last week. The day after my vaccination, I felt like I’d fallen down a flight of stairs. By day two, I was back to 100%. I’m grateful the side effects were minimal and am looking forward to the world opening up again. I miss concerts, and I miss you.

After months of recording, correspondence, and work, our John Lilly tribute album “April In Your Eyes” is out now. Available exclusively through Bandcamp, 100% of the proceeds go to John Lilly to support him as he lives with Parkinson’s and is unable to tour. This record was an absolute joy to produce, and has brought so many wonderful people into my life. The album has received generous reviews, and our pre-order numbers were strong, which helps John out. 

April In Your Eyes: https://johnlilly.bandcamp.com/album/april-in-your-eyes-a-tribute-to-the-songs-of-john-lilly

In the midst of preparing for baby, teaching music lessons, and renovating my house (yes, chaos reigns supreme in my life these days), I’ve also been writing a song each week with Tom Paxton (yes, the folk music legend) via Zoom, and starting a new band with a group of players in Denver. We have a video shoot scheduled for this coming weekend, so as long as my wife doesn’t go into labor, I’ll be sharing more new music with you shortly.

That’s really it for now. Don’t be a stranger. Holler anytime.

Stay kind,

– JE –