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Latest E-News

Here is the web version of my latest email to those subscribed to my email list:

Hello, Everyone – It's been a while. I hope you're doing well! A couple of quick news items:

CD Review
I just published a…Read more

Photography/book/music exhibition at Izzy's postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I regret to announce that my photography/book/music exhibition at Izzy's in downtown Asheville has been postponed. I will reschedule it and announce the new dates soon. It was scheduled with an opening reception at 6pm July…Read more

Sharing (and I'll pay it forward)

Hello, Friends – 

In advance of building my upcoming tour around the country later this year, I'd like to ask for a few minutes of help. On each page of my site, you'll see a share bar that makes it…Read more

First WNC gig in a while

Hello, Everyone – 

Aside from a few impromptu performances here and there, I haven't played in WNC in a while, and I'm performing at Straightaway Café in Black Mountain, NC this Friday, March 7, 6-9pm. Hope you can come out…Read more

New shows, new lyric, free download

Hi, Friends – Few announcements: new shows announced, a new lyric soon-to-be-a-song, and a free download of my audio/eBook Billy Ray's Chevrolet – if you'd like the free download, or free downloads of any of my other recordings, just shoot…Read more

3pm Sunday, 10/13: Poetry and improv piano

Here's a late entry to my show calendar. Really looking forward to performing improv piano behind my friend, poet Chuck Oliver, this Sunday afternoon at 3pm in 5 Walnut's gallery in downtown Asheville. This is part of a public reading…Read more

A return to Biltmore, ideas for covers?

Hi, Friends – Back at The Red Stag/Grand Bohemian Hotel Thursday, October 17. Piano-vocal solo. As most know, I perform primarily my own compositions. But is there a favorite cover song you'd like me to learn and play for you…Read more

Show September 25th at The Red Stag, other news

Hello, Everyone – It's been a little while, and first off I must express my gratitude for all of you staying connected with me during a personal crisis that compromised my judgment to the point that I posted things online…Read more

Thank you

Dear Friends – 

My sincere apologies and heartfelt thank you to everyone who, despite the "please unsubscribe" email campaign that I foolishly sent out in a moment of frustration (or better described, a stress-induced lapse in good judgment), have:

Where do the first lines lead?

Hello, Friends – 

As I've mentioned in previous blog posts, I'm working on getting off the ground with regard to resuming my touring and recording a new album. To help in this regard, I'm offering my ebook/audio book Billy …Read more

Tonight in Weaverville, NC

Hello, Everyone – If you're in or near Weaverville, NC, this evening, please join us:

Monday, May 13 6:30 pm
Singer-Songwriters In The Round
Jack of Hearts:

10 S. Main St., Weaverville, NC 28787, Weaverville, NC ( …Read more

Asteroid and piano songs

I read on that "asteroid 2012 DA14 will be coming closer to Earth than telecommunication satellites on Feb. 15, but don't panic: Earth's gravitational field will give it such a kick that we'll never have to worry about…Read more