It's was a great spring and early summer - packed so full, that I haven't managed to post anything here since March! So, it's time to catch up!
The end of the school year brought many opportunities for me to take my music into schools across middle and east Tennessee. One of the most rewarding experiences was a residency I did right here in Knoxville at Mount Olive Elementary. Check out a video collage of the residency below.
I also visited four schools in White County; played at Jammin' at Hippie Jacks Americana Music Festival, the Dogwood Arts Festival, and a couple of libraries; was part of Ijams Waterfest; did a program about Civil Rights songs for a group of graudate students at the Highlander Center; went to WV with the Lonetones; did a special live broadcast of Kidstuff at the library's Festival of Reading; taught my four classes at UT, went camping with my family, and lots more. All and all, it was a great spring. Below are some more highlights.
This is a picture of Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could performing on Kidstuff at the Festival of Reading. They are a great band. Check them out when you get a chance. I'm particularly fond of the song "Please Don't Try to Fix Me, Love Me For Who I Am." I may have to add that one to my repertoire!
Here's a shot from my trip with the Lonetones up to West Virginia. We played in Charleston and way up in the northern part of the state in Thomas. This is at the new River Gorge on our drive back home.