CHECKING IN FROM THE ROAD
Greetings friends and listeners,
At this exact moment I am sitting in The French Quarter in New Orleans at the Community Coffee house watching the city move. No, this is not a vacation, unfortunately. As I write this I am on tour with Hugo Duarte as The Frozen Gringos. This weeks stop – The Big Easy. Ahhhhh….New Orleans. She and I have had a tumultuous, yet satisfying love affair for many, many years, and it is always a pleasure to return.
I have been on the road with The Frozen Gringos since February 19 and it has been hectic, eventful and successful. Given all the good times; however, taking care of ones life let alone on the road can be very difficult, to say the least. So, before I go any further I want to apologize to some of you who have written in regard to my lack of personal updates, album reviews, etc., on my Facebook page. This time of year it does prove difficult for me not to make all things “Frozen Gringo,” especially since we spend so little time during the year performing together. Having said that, I am going to try my best to keep up for the rest of the tour, and things will definitely be back in full swing when I return home.
As I just mentioned, The Frozen Gringo tour is moving along successfully. What I failed to mention however, is that our first CD is almost finished. A couple of more long visits to the studio and we should have it completely thawed out for public consumption.
Just so you know, Jeff Pike Music is still in full swing with a new acoustic CD scheduled for release by the first of summer. Recording has also started for my first Christmas CD, and, another all original acoustic CD scheduled for release during the first quarter of 2014. So needless to say, I am very busy.
On a personal note, my lovely daughter turns 18 next month and graduates high school in May. In the fall she will be attending The University of Georgia where she will be studying Journalism and Finance. All of us in her life are over the moon proud of the amazing young woman she has become and cannot believe how quickly the time has flown. I never thought this day would arrive, but it has…with many, many mixed emotions. But overall, I am excited, happy, grateful and blessed with the new season of life which is about to start for both of us.
Well, Tropical Isle is calling my name so I need to bolt….Thanks to everyone for listening and having faith in me, personally and professionally.
Let the good times roll!