Saturday, January 27, 2007

Cabin Fever

Whew. Had a blast. I have already received some great feed back on the show. Thanks Pam and Chip. You guys are great. Thanks to all the performers and players. We had a great time.
Thanks to Kimberly Scheuer for taking these photographs. Also thanks to her son Drew who sat in with us and played drums. He did a great job! I also need to thank Jason Jordan (Guitar), Patrick Riddle (Piano) and the world renowned Robert Arthur (Guitar and Harmonies) for picking with me. Click on the picture below to see a slide show of pictures from the event.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Fillin' Station Time

Well it was a slow start but we got it going on down at the Fillin' Station last night. Shawn Anderson made it out with his harmoncas (great harp player) and we had a blast singing old country songs. Everyone was great. I will see all of you again Saturday Febuary 3rd at 7pm. Check out my calendar if you need directions. Just click on the event and in the pop up window you should see a map link that will get ya close! Don't forget to leave a comment if you were there.

Oh ya and don't for get about Cabin Fever tomorrow night at Harpeth High School click on the link above to find out more.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Thank You All

In the past week I have met and gained so many new friends through the song my dad and I wrote for Jodi Sanderholm. It's truly amazing. Dance (Song for Jodi) has been downloaded well over 1000 times in less than a week.

So many of you have left comments on this site or my MySpace or emailed me to express your gratitude to me for singing the song. For me to say "Your Welcome" doesn't seem appropriate. I just wanted to use this post to tell everyone thank you for letting me be small part of the healing process in this terrible time of grief. I'm so thankful God has let me use my talents to truly help folks and make a difference.

Thanks to Matt Mayo who took the initiative to ask me to write a song.
Thanks to my dad, Randy, for really getting the lyrics of this song going. But most of all to the Sanderholm family and friends for being receptive and helpful in this very very tough time.

You can download "Dance (Song for Jodi)" here. Right click and choose save target as.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Jodi Sanderholm 1987-2007

If you haven't heard Jodi's tragic story click on this link to read about it.

I was asked by a Cowley County resident Matt Mayo to write a song that might lift up Jodi and help the family and friends she left behind. Of course in turn I asked my dad to help me.

Matt gave the family the music in hopes that it might help and they played the song at a memorial service in Jodi's honor.

The response has been amazing. I never had the chance to meet Jodi or her family. But after watching the service over the internet I feel moved to take the opportunity in this space to ask all who are reading these words.

If you died today do you know where you would spend eternity? Jodi knew, but if you're not sure take the time to go to this page and learn more about how God wants to have a relationship with you right now.

It's so hard to find something positive out of this situation. But someday in heaven wouldn't we all rejoice with Jodi if someone came to know Jesus as their personal Savior from of this terrible tragedy.

You can leave a comment by clicking below.
You can watch the memorial service and learn more about Jodi
You can download the song "Dance (Song for Jodi)" here. right click and choose save target as.
If you download a copy of this song all I ask is that you make a contribution to the Cowley College Endowment Association, 125 S. Second St., Arkansas City, KS. 67005.
They are setting up an annual Scholarship fund for students in the science curriculum in Jodi's memory.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Dave Parks Bio

Nashville based country-rocker Dave Parks is hard at work on a new studio album to follow-up last year’s “Fools Like Us.” The yet to be titled CD will be Parks’ third independent label release—the first being 2007’s “Livin’ an American Dream.”
The singer/songwriter says his approach to writing for these sessions is a bit different than before. “I’m letting the inspiration hit me as it comes and not trying to force anything for a deadline,” says Parks. “It’s important to me to have this collection of songs be as honest and genuine as anything I’ve ever done.”
With plans to take his touring band on the road following the CD release, Parks has been sharing his passion for live performance at Music City’s most anticipated new night spot—Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. According to Parks, it’s an honor to be able to help open Buffet’s newest franchise. “I can’t express how great it is to be able to share my music in an intimate setting like this…with all these cool people coming out.” Parks adds, “Plus I’m able to give folks a glimpse of my new material while it’s still in the formative stages.”
Parks, who’s more contemporary than traditionalist, doesn’t want anyone to think that his more laid back approach to songwriting means less attention to detail in the studio. On an upcoming track titled “Think about the Days” Dave has pulled in musicians whose credits include stints with Kenny Chesney and LeAnn Rimes.
Dave Parks is perhaps best known for his music videos—several of which have gone viral and become internet sensations. Parks’ videos caught the attention of country superstar Craig Morgan who enlisted Parks’ videographer Dallas Henry to direct the video for his own hit single “International Harvester.”

Dave Parks first grabbed the national spotlight immediately after high school with a string of appearances on The Nashville Network’s “Be a Star” program. Finishing as a semi-finalist by performing his own songs, Parks knew he had to return to Nashville in a few years with a more mature perspective as an artist. Inspired by a soulful sound; Parks has woven his sense of humor, love of family, God and country, and depth of feeling into his vocal & guitar styles.

His talent was apparent early on. The son of a guitar playing Baptist preacher who is the son of a guitar playing Baptist preacher, Parks grew up with country music on Saturday night and Gospel music on Sunday. 

As a high school freshman in Kansas, Parks was asked to sing a few songs at his annual hometown talent show. When he began to sing, something happened to the crowd. Parks said in a 2005 interview, “All the people who were dancing stopped. They were all standing there listening to me. The power in the songs was touching them, but they were touching me too. I knew this is what I wanted to do with my life.”

During his four-year stint at Kansas State University, Parks honed his live performance skills by playing at local clubs in and around Manhattan, Kansas. After earning his degree, Dave and his wife Renee packed their bags for Music City.
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Monday, January 08, 2007

Were getting closer.

Just wanted to let everyone know that we are making progress. The videos will be done soon and the Album also. To give ya a sneak peek at some of the forth coming album art and some major props to my friends Shaun Cloud and Cristy Guy take a look!
Shaun was the Director of Photography and Cristy was the stylist for the shoot. We shot it in Kansas City. It was a lot of fun. Shaun and Cristy's web sites are below. Oh and Cristy, I don't care what Shaun says about you . . . I like ya!