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Minding my own business 

I haven’t been very active on social media lately. For one thing, my family and I have been trying to get some affairs in order for what life is going to be like after my wife and I have our twins. For another thing, I’m completely disinterested in knowing what’s on people’s minds 24/7 because it seldom leads to anything productive. 

My opinion on politics, culture, sociology, and practically everything else, is irrelevant to 99.9% of the population. That’s why I don’t share it here. It doesn’t build anybody up. It typically doesn’t win over hearts and minds. It simply reinforces people’s perspectives that they had to begin with. If someone comes along with a counter argument, the unmovable person rips that perspective down into a straw man. They’re losing friends, but hey, at least they won their argument. It’s all about priorities.

Anyhow, my main point is this: From now on social media is strictly a business platform for me. No more, no less. I will be exclusively on my music platforms, and if you’re interested in anything pertaining to that, I’d love to have you aboard.

Thanks! Stay safe and healthy!

Where, Oh Where Am I? 

Here are some questions I am often asked: "When can we see you play again?" "Do you have any local shows coming up?" "Are you still playing around?" The reality is that right now I would love to be playing more than I actually am.

I made a Facebook video about this very thing about a month ago, and I was pleased to see that I wasn't the only person that shared those sentiments. Truth be told, now is a harder time than ever before to book shows in public venues. I do not believe that there is any ill will or malicious intent behind it. I actually believe that most of it stems from otherwise goodhearted people delving into a certain effort without the rudimentry skills to be able to execute it properly. (Although, I've met ones who seemed to have nothing but contempt for the people they have to interact with. Maybe they shouldn't have that responsibility...)

As long as I've been at this, I have not done everything right. (I'm only human.) However, when I've been wrong, I have always tried to be quick to say, "I'm sorry." In light of this, I have no reason to believe that it's some personal agenda against me for two reasons: 1. Other musicians who have never set foot in those venues are having an equally hard time getting their foot in the door. 2. I've always tried to approach doing a job for another venue as if I owned that venue. That means I come early, I stay late, I bring the tools that I need, and I take seriously the desire to bring the best I possibly can to every single show I play.

While I do have some shows on my calendar, I am starving to play. I'm hungry to be out there pouring my heart and soul out in song and in spirit to anyone who wants to listen. That said, I do have some dates coming up in the very near future, and I would love to see you. As a consequence of basically being stonewalled by bookers, I am now privatizing most of my shows. House concerts are awesome, and if you'd like to see the ins and outs of one, click here because it is good stuff! 

Aside from that, I'm working on some behind-the-scenes work for a special campaign coming up that I definitely would like you to see. Whatever piques your interest at this time, I certainly hope you'll share this post with anyone and everyone via the share button at the bottom, leave a comment below, please signup for the newsletter, and I'll look forward to seeing you at the next show!

Marketing 2.0 

Branding and marketing are critical to establishing your presence on the web in any capacity. There are many factors for you to consider: "Where do I position my branding?" "What does a good website look like?" "How do I curate content that sparks engagement?'

In this article, Jeff Bullas covers the 10 essentials you'll want to have in your arsenal to market your business more effectively.

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7 Ways to Update Your LinkedIn Profile Today 

In the world of social media, things tend to move at breakneck speed. Chances are if you've updated your profile six months ago, it's in need of an update today. 

This post is for you LinkedIn users. 

Social Media Examiner has put together a comprehensive checklist of everything you want to address on your LinkedIn profile going into the new year. Check out that information here: