Not sure where the time went, I cannot believe I’m already wrapping up this west coast tour with only 2 shows left; tonight in Austin and tomorrow in Little Rock. It’s been an amazing trip full of blessings and unforgettable moments.
Colorado was extra special because my brother, his beautiful fiance, Amanda, and my two precious nephews live there. I know many of you have been praying for healing over Jeff’s hand injury and your prayers have been working. Thank you. He is going through extensive physical therapy, but we are happy to report that he’s been playing a little bass and it’s only a matter of time before he’s fully recovered.
We kicked off our time together with a StageIt show in which everyone got involved. My nephews were on percussion, Jeff on bass, with a few original song performances on piano as well, Mom and Amanda made an appearance and even their puppy Cosmo managed to get on screen. It was a fun family affair and we’re so grateful to those who tuned in. This picture truly speaks 1,000 words…
We had some wonderful family time throughout the week attending the local blues jam, lazer tag, go karts & even a painting parties. Beautiful memories were made.
Performing full band in Fort Collins was AMAZING! It was incredible to see so many friends out and about and my brother put together an awesome band for me. He was able to play a few tunes with us, but unfortunately his recent injury didn’t allow him to play the whole night. HUGE thanks to Jeff Mere, David Becher and Clint Willcox for sharing their talents.
Huge thanks to Maggie Daniels for capturing these great shots!
The following night I had the opportunity to perform an acoustic show on the rooftop, and Jeff showcased some of the new material off his upcoming album. Keep an eye out for it this spring. My 11 year old nephew James rocked it on cajon as well, starting him young. Loved getting to know my future sister-in-law as well. Isn’t she gorgeous?
It was sad to say goodbye, but Mom and I hopped in the car the next morning and headed for Salt Lake City. She was so sweet to take a few weeks out of her life to come on the road with me. It was such a special time of unforgettable conversations and experiences. I just love that woman.
Salt Lake City was adorable. I played a cute little cafe called Sugarhouse Coffee, and mom and I had some sort of turkey, avocado, cranberry sandwich that was definitely worth writing home about. Had the chance to catch up with a few old friends as well.
The next day was a long day of driving, with an incredibly brief stop at Yellowstone National Park. Wow. Absolutely breathtaking. I look forward to a return visit in the near future where I can spend a few days soaking in God’s beautiful creation.
I thought I’d experienced mountains before, but on the way to Montana I got the real deal. Wow. It made for an adventurous drive, but there were several moments when I teared up at the beauty. Absolutely amazing.
The show in Montana was really wonderful. There was an adorable young girl named Nikayla who was just starting piano lessons and she was so excited about the concert. She really made my night. xx There were also some friends from Minnesota and Colorado in the area. We had a fun night after a really long day in the car. When were asleep before our heads hit the pillow that night.