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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 appreciate your patience as I transition the website from Tammerlin to Lee Hunter Music. It's slow going, but it will get there!
The week that Walter Parks and I spent doing the shows with Emmylou Harris was a pretty amazing whirlwind. The halls were beautiful, and the audiences were welcoming. We were so honored to be a part of her Florida tour. It was a pleasure to get to know the members of her band, a remarkable group of musicians. I was really happy to reconnect with my friend, Byron House, who was playing bass with her and singing up a storm. Best of all, Walter and I got to spend some time together. We've been friends for seemingly forever, but haven't had much chance to visit lately. We talked about everything and then some. You can learn more about Walter and his always inventive music at his website at www.walterparks.com/website/.
There are no performances for a while, but there is a lot happening in the new year. I am thrilled that the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens here in Jacksonville has raised the money for a CD recording of "A Vision Awakening", the concert that Philip Pan, Charlotte Mabrey and I created in celebration of the gardens and the St. Johns River. The CD will be a part of an exciting exhibition the Cummer is opening in February 2015 called "Reflections" which will focus on the St. Johns River, the heart and heartbeat of our city. We'll be recording at Gatorbone Studios in Keystone. Kevin Bodge and Barbara Colaciello, who were part of the original performance, will also be part of the recording. Walter and I have applied to some upcoming festivals, and Joey Kerr and I have applied for some performances as well. Mary-Lou (Jean-Luc, Felicie and Stephane) will be here in April, visiting from France. Yeah! Joey and I will be doing some shows with them. I think that's probably enough to keep me out of trouble for a while!
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. I will no longer be posting to the Tammerlin Facebook page. I've just launched the "Lee Hunter Music" Facebook page. I'll be posting there. You can find it at www.facebook.com/pages/Lee-Hunter-Music/
I hope to see you out there somewhere. Wishing you all of the joy and peace of the holiday season.
Remember, all dates are subject to change, so you should contact the venue to confirm.
FEB 19 - (tentative) Swamp Radio, Brunswick, GA - www.swampradiojax.com
MAR 26 - Nikki Talley & Lee Hunter Songwriting Workshop, Ronan School of Music, 1763 Geraldine Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32205
MARCH 27 - 7:30pm, Lee Hunter & Joey Kerr with Nikki Talley & Jason Sharp, Mudville Grille, Jacksonville, FL - www.raylewispresents.com
APRIL 17 - 7-10pm- Lee Hunter & Joey Kerr with Mary-Lou and some special guests, Lillie's Courtyard, Neptune Beach, FL- www.lilliescoffeebar.com/events.htm
APRIL TBA - Lee Hunter & Joey Kerr with the French trio, Mary-Lou, various venues - www.mary-lou.fr/sommaire_english.html
As the days shorten, I find myself taking time to reflect. I am thinking about gratitude. I've seen some huge changes in my life in this last year. I've learned that it's helpful to look at what comes my way as opportunities-to learn, to embrace, to treasure. I don't always accomplish that, but I am trying. I am grateful for so much-devoted friends, supportive family, lovely neighbors, my students who teach me so much and their families, the peace of being on the water or in the woods, the hope and promise of new friendship, the music that fills every corner of my life. Gratitude and grace. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support. I look forward to seeing you in the new year.
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.