Thank you to everyone who came out to the Holiday Jamboree on Saturday. Together we raised $5,000 for the Share The Music program for kids in need. How awesome is that? It was a great night with a lot of great bands. It was one of those nights that makes you feel like you're on the right track. There is no better feeling than being on stage and getting the support and feedback that we got on Saturday. I feel truly lucky and blessed that somehow I have been able to experience that moment in my life. Thank you to the crowd for giving us that.
My wife was at the show with our baby boy, Ben, in her belly. Crazy life. It was pretty cool knowing that he was out there rocking to his old man. Kaetlyn tells me he was gettin down. He probably won't get to do that again for a while, but I do have big plans for him to be our bass player as soon as he is able.
I have to say something about the guys that I play with. Scott, Kevin, and Kyle. I loved being in The Hubbards because I got to write and perform with my bro, but I have never been in a better band than this one, and most likely will never be. Who would have thought that you could find such great musicians in Bloomington/Normal, IL. Scott and I have been playing together for almost 9 years now, Kevin and I almost 3 years, and Kyle and I for 1. Once again, I feel lucky to have been surrounded by these people. They have all made sacrifices to do this thing that we love, and I don't take it for granted. It's not easy to keep a band together. Believe me, we have problems and issues just like any family does. So far we have been able to move forward together, and I am proud of that. However, there are uncertain times when we don't know how long this will last. These guys could go play with anyone they want to, so I don't fool myself. I'm just trying to enjoy it while I get to play with them, and hope that we have some sort of success soon, so they can't leave. No, I haven't been drinking. Just feeling a little nostalgic and thankful for the many blessings in my life. Thanks for listening. Love to all.