With February only a quarter of the way done, I feel like I'm standing at the edge of a precipice, wearing a hang glider, getting ready to be pushed off into a flurry of extreme activity. Part of me feels like I'm already in that flurry, but I know it hasn't even begun yet. South by Southwest is six weeks away, Nelo is booking dates around the country, Progress is looking to play a bunch of really cool shows, and both bands are hitting the studio soon.
Throughout it all, I've been thinking a lot about how lucky I am: not only to be spending my life working with things I'm passionate about, but to be working with the very same people I'd prefer to be hanging out with, anyway.
Lots of public shows coming up with a variety of groups, mostly Nelo and Progress, but some other stuff here and there. Check them out if you're inclined.
2/10: Progress at Lambert's, Austin, TX, 7:00pm
2/11: Nelo at Floore's, San Antonio, TX
2/13: Nelo Acoustic at Saxon Pub, Austin, TX, 8:30pm
2/14: with Jon Blondell at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
2/15: Monster Big Band at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
2/16: Nelo at the Blue Light Live, Lubbock, TX
2/23: Progress at Skinny's Ballroom, Austin, TX
2/24: Nelo at the Parish, Austin, TX
3/13: D Madness/Thermostat at Lucky Lounge, Austin, TX
3/16: Progress at Key Bar (free unofficial SXSW show), Austin, TX, 4:00pm