WINNER IN WINFIELD'S FOLK FESTIVAL NEW SONG CONTEST: I’m very pleased to announce that my song “Strawberry Pie” won in the category of ‘Feelin Good’ song with the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield Kansas, I’ll be giving a stage performance on September 15 at the festival. This song is also being considered for the Showtime TV series, Weeds. The other name for this song is “Mary Jane” a natural fit, don’t you think! SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS: Highlights of the summer included a co-bill with my son and stand-up comic, Tommy Ryman, at the historic Rising Star Mill. Between his set and the topical humor songs, there were lots of laughs had by all. Also did a show with some great percussion backup from my transplanted Minneapolis friend, JJ, aka Jennifer Jones, now in Milwaukee. FALL TOUR SCHEDULE: After a special hometown concert, I get very busy with touring, primarily around the Midwest, Northwest and Southwest. To my friends in the East...I know its been way too long! I hope to be out your way in Spring. I’ll also be at two folk conferences this Fall showcasing my music: FARM (Folk Alliance Midwest Region) in northern Illinois and the Far-West Folk conference in Vancouver WA. Check the Calendar for the full schedule.