A month for the books!

 

John stands w/ the monument to the great Rory Gallagher in Ballyshannon after performing on Ocean FM Radio

Well, it’s October 1st & the previous month has flown by to say the least! It all kicked off w/ the release of a new CD & a performance at Chicago St. Pub on 9/1. The following week was full of promo & performances celebrating the arrival of  ”…If any or at all”, & then it was off to Ireland for a fairly intense tour w/ Mickey Harte in support of his new effort “Forward to Reality”! The trip found us traversing the entire country, performing in a number of capacities & meeting some of the greatest people along the way. Highlighted by a surprise appearance for over 20,000 people in Donegal Town to welcome home the All Ireland champions, & the honor of performing a set at the National Concert Hall in Dublin as part of Francie Conway’s Troubadour Club, the tour was beyond anyone’s expectations to say the least! Hats off to all involved for the unbelievable welcome and the experience of a lifetime. The Ireland experience ended on a high note w/ a guest songwriting lecturer slot at BCFE…the students were amazing & the time there is tattooed in memory forever. Arriving back in the states, the momentum continued w/  performances on 9/29 at both the Will County Celtic Fest & later that day at the inaugural Hopstring festival at Silver Cross Field in Joiet IL. In the coming days, the fog will clear, memories will surface, pictures will be sorted & stories will emerge & find their way to this page…in the meantime, again, thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the support & belief. Please continue to check back for announcements & updates! Be well -JC

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