Elkhart, Indiana - Compassion Tour

I’m sitting in the back of the bus in Elkhart, Indiana. The show is starting in about twenty minutes. There are five artists on this tour: Aaron Shust, John David Webster, Geoff Moore, Bebo and Caedmon’s. I’m playing guitar for the last three. It’s kind of fun, though I never would have expected to be doing it. I sort of feel like one of the guys in a late show band, just playing different styles with different artists. I’m having fun and it’s stretching me as a player. I have really enjoyed playing on Bebo’s songs and hope to be able to do more with him later.

I’ve been frantically trying to sequence my new record and decided for certain on a title. I think I’m good on both of them, and I’ll share the title as soon as I’m 100%. I just went up and stole this cable of Josh’s that will let me plug my iTunes into the stereo in the back lounge of the bus and I’m cranking the record and I’m just loving it. I’m so happy with how it’s turned out and I can’t wait for you all to hear it.

The Portland Studio guys have been sending me artwork for the album and, I won’t lie, it’s amazing. So vibrant and full of life. It’s the kind of stuff you can just sit and explore for a long time, always finding something new. I don’t know how they continue to be so amazing, but I sure am grateful they like my music enough to help me out.

I was just talking on the phone with Alison and wishing I had more to tell her about what’s going on out here on the road, but honestly, there ain’t much. With so many artists, and so many people playing with each other, we spend most of our time in sound check or learning new tunes. Literally, we wake up, set up, find a shower somewhere, eat a little, sound check all afternoon, eat a little more, play a show, tear down, watch a couple episodes of “The Office� on the bus and go to bed. Oh, the rock star life… Oh, and I started reading “Confessions of a Shopaholic� the other night. Interesting…

Well, that’s about it for me right now. Hopefully, I can find the Duke-Wake Forest game on somewhere in a little while before the show, but I’m not counting on it. Take care everybody, have a great weekend and I’ll write again soon.