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Arvid & Jean-Luc of "Mary-Lou"
The finale, 20th year celebration, European Street Listening Room
At the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
Tammerlin and Mary'Lou
"Blind Willie McTell" -Deland Art Festival
At Suwannee Springfest with special guest, Sue Cunningham
"Wintersong" at the Riverside Arts Market
Live Radio performance in Sace, France
With Lis and Lon Williamson
Gamble Rogers Festival
At the Sandhill Stage at Prairie Creek Lodge
"St. Johns River Dream" at the Cummer Museum with Philip Pan and Charlotte Mabrey
"A Vision Awakening" at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens-Lee with Philip Pan and Kevin Bodge
Greetings & Music News
I know this may look a little strange since this is now my newsletter and not the Tammerlin newsletter. It's a slow process. I appreciate your patience through this transition from Tammerlin to Lee Hunter Music.
I am very excited about some upcoming collaborations, and I feel very fortunate to have some enormously talented people to work with. First, Walter Parks and I had a fantastic time opening for Emmylou Harris at the Times Union Center back in July. She and her band gave an inspiring performance! My friend, Byron House (who played on a couple of Tammerlin CDs) was playing bass in her band. That was a nice surprise! It was great to re-connect with Maple Byrne, her road manager. I've known Maple for many years but had not seen him in a while. Lots of the production crew were friends from the Magnolia Music & Events days, so it was like a great big reunion. And to add to the fun, Walter and I were really well received...so well that Emmylou invited us to open for her in Miami, Tampa and Daytona in November! And check out Walter's website at www.walterparks.com/website/.
I was chosen as one of 5 finalists in the Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Songwriting Contest for best Cosmic Americana song-quite an honor. The finals were at Jack Rabbits here in Jacksonville, FL a few weeks ago. The very talented guitar player, mandolin player, singer and songwriter, Joey Kerr accompanied me that night. We had so much fun. It looks like Joey and I are going to begin to collaborate on a number of projects. You can hear more of and about Joey at his website at www.reverbnation.com/joeykerr.You can learn more about the contest, the Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Festival and the Jacksonville Songwriter organization that sponsors it at jaxlive.com/events/2nd-annual-gram-parsons-guitar-pull-songwriting-contest/ The much deserved winner that night was Shane Myers who did an outstanding job. All of the contestants were really good. Al Poindexter won the best song in the St. Johns River category. Congratulations to Shane and Al.
This month, I'll be heading to the Greater Good Music and Art Festival in Pensacola. Guitarist and fiddler, Clayton Park, will accompany me for that set. It's been fun to work with Clayton again! The festival has moved to a brand new location at the Community Maritime Park in downtown Pensacola overlooking Pensacola Bay. For information and tickets, go to www.greatergoodfestival.com
You can keep up with Arvid Smith's performance schedule and his blog musings by visiting his website at www.arvidsmith.com.If you would like to contact Arvid directly, you can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can e-mail me directly at leehunterRSG@gmail.com.
During this transition, the Tammerlin website will still be accessible. You can also visit us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/Tammerlin/
I look forward to seeing you out there somewhere!
Remember, all dates are subject to change, so you should contact the venue to confirm.
OCTOBER 11 - 2:30pm Lee Hunter at the Greater Good Festival, Pensacola, FL w/Clayton Park - www.greatergoodmusicandart.com
NOV 9 - 8:00pm Walter Parks & Lee Hunter open for Emmylou Harris at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami, FL www.arshtcenter.org
NOV 12 - 7:30pm Walter Parks & Lee Hunter open for Emmylou Harris at the Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL www.tampatheatre.org
NOV 13 - 7:30pm Walter Parks & Lee Hunter open for Emmylou Harris at the Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, FL www.peabodyauditorium.org
As I think back on the more than two decades that Arvid and I spent traveling and playing music together, I have to say that it has been a remarkable adventure. I look at the friends we've made, from all over the world, and the places we've seen, and I feel so fortunate. Thank you, Arvid, for your encouragement, your inspiration, your patience and your belief in me. I would not have accomplished what I have accomplished if it were not for Arvid's talent and support. Everything has a life-span. It's important to recognize when it's time to move on. I am excited for Arvid as he heads down new musical paths and wish him all the success he so much deserves.
I know that I stand on all that we've done and look forward to going where my paths will lead me. I am thrilled to be collaborating with so many talented friends in the coming weeks and months. Please stay in touch....Lee
Roll Down Thy Window (1995) Binky Records (recorded as Tory Voodoo)
Third Weeks A’Lightnin’(1996) Binky Records
Wind Horses(2002) Binky Records
One Kind Favor(2005) BirdsTale Records
No Small Thing(2008)BirdsTale Records
There are a number of ways that you can purchase music. All of the information is on the “discography” page on the website.