"I remember smelling smoke. I woke up I was chokin'.." The Turnpike Troubadours have a song titled The Housefire that starts that way. I can tell you, that was pretty much my experience in the early morning hours of Sunday, Dec. 9. Resurrection Mule Farm has taken a blow, folks. A chimney fire has made it uninhabitable for the moment. But frankly, we're just glad to have made it out alive. We really shouldn't have. The smoke should have killed us. We should never have even wo
The good folks at BlueRock Record, a Decatur, IL-based entertainment company, invited me to make this appearance on Dec. 7. Had a great time and did some new songs on LIVE TV. Here's one of them... The song is titled "By Heart," and it's fairly new.
I wrote this song a few years back, just as I was ending my seven-year run in the fire service. I never felt like a hero, but I felt special being a part of it. And I served with some men who were pretty heroic, in my opinion. It was an easy song to write. I just drew upon experience and used some storytelling. I recorded it with using a Nashville guy who lives in Southern Illinois, and using a pro musicians from Music City, too. My good friend, the talented James Ricks, also