Spring of 2007

Here it is Easter Sunday and I finally have a chance to reflect upon what’s happened since the release of “Home Again”. Since the release party in January, I have been doing everything in my power to get this CD heard. Being a one man band just doesn’t apply to performing music. Having my own label, being my own manager/booking agent/record promoter and on and on has its challenges. It is really nice to get a true reading on what’s happening and more importantly getting paid when I sell product and perform. It’s no wonder artists have bolted away from the big labels and are trying to take control of their careers! it’s so gratifying to me to see XM Radio playing nine of the ten songs form my new CD and continue to support All Wood And Stones as well as all of the Batdorf and Rodney records. I can never thank Mike Marrone and George Taylor Morris enough. You guys are fantastic. It’s nice to hear DJ’s playing music because they love it, opposed to having to play music that corporate committees choose for them. I also am meeting some great folks as I visit venues across the US for the first time as a solo artist. The promoters have been very supportive and I appreciate them inviting me play in their venues. It has also been very cool having Mark Rodney play some gigs with me. We have only done a few shows but there are times when the magic really shines through. Mark is going back to the midwest with me in the fall to do some shows and that should be exciting. Last but not least, I want to thank all the people who helped me get this thing going and continue to help forge ahead, and to all the fans who support my career by buying CDs and attending my shows. These one night stands do mean so much!
John

Home Again is on the air!

Home Again is now being played on FM and internet radio. My biggest surprise came when I was singing over in Hawaii, I found out that XM Radio has also started playing the CD. The Loft, XM 50 is playing “Where Are You Now” and “I Don’t Always Win”. Deep Tracks, XM 40 is playing “Can’t Be Trusted”. I can’t express the happiness that brings to me. I am certainly not an automatic add on XM. While they have been so supportive of Batdorf and Rodney’s three albums and “All Wood and Stones” by James Lee Stanley and myself, this marks the first solo airplay that I have gotten on XM. Thank you Mike Marrone and George Taylor Morris and everyone else who has started playing “Home Again”! (: