German Gas Station

Happy Summer Solstice! I’m writing this from a still dusky northern Alberta, just a few minutes after the official solstice passed.

Big news! We’ll have advance copies of our brand new Rebel Records CD, “Lonely Comes Easy” by next week, which means that we’ll have them for sale at Red White and Bluegrass in Morganton, NC on June 30th. The CD will be made available to radio in early August, with official street date being set for August 27th.

Lester Flatt’s birthday was this past Wednesday, and we’ll celebrate his and Eddie Adcock’s birthdays on my classic bluegrass show Truegrass this week. The show airs on Friday (the day of Eddie’s birthday) on Sirius XM‘s Bluegrass Junction, 3:00 PM eastern, with a replay on Sunday at 6:00 PM eastern.

This week in my Bluegrass Today column, I attempted to explain the bluegrass family tree and bluegrass hierarchy, and to answer burning questions like, “Who is the Marchioness of Bluegrass?”, and “Who is the Great Uncle of Bluegrass?” Not that I used the word “attempted.”

My series of videos showing the glamour of the road (and other strange tidbits of life) continues with some startling footage of me paying for gas in a German gas station. I plan to use this, just in case any revenue agencies doubt that I spent over $90 (tax-deductible) on a tank of gas.

Happy first day of summer, and have a great week.