Our Kentucky guests have left, and thus our Knoxville vacation has ended. Jessica has been in Mexico so long that I had to tell her she’s the most enthusiastic Kentuckian visiting Tennessee that I’ve ever seen.
Sadly, they went on their way. But not before I hit them with my four albums for the drive home. Four? That’s right, four, and I’m seamlessly segwaying now into self promotion, because it’s time that I do so. They have the most current mix of “Hope of the Seen and Unseen,” the next pre-number one album. Pre-number-one albums are albums that will be number ones once people listen to them.
The first mix I gave to Caleb and the second I left in Lindsay’s car. By the time it’s all done next month there will be dozens of these mixes that I use to get out of my headphones for a while. Recording at home without time constraint, rather than renting a studio for a week, means the tracks have lots of history, much more experimentation, and plenty of visible brushstrokes. Then one day I walk out of the cave, upload it on my blog, and start writing another one. When I have a dozen albums or so, they might hit all at once and the radio can play Levon Walker for a 12 hour loop. Jay-Z is the greatest, but I’ll be the first artist to have all top 40 hits at the same time. It’s never been done.
Self promotion item 2: I’m not playing at the Bistro tonight, contrary to the Metro Pulse. I’m at The Sequoyah Grille in Bearden. 6-10. If you want to come enjoy the patio and a wide music variety, it’s a four hour show and I play everything I know, then make stuff up. I also need to borrow a car for this, so hit me up.