The Pura Fe Trio gives me the opportunity to travel to NC and visit with the nice folks out there. We played at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke on March 10th. I actually got a little ill that weekend but overall it was a good trip. I went and talked to a doctor the other day, and it was pointed out to me that I need to eat. I was also reminded by several other people so don't be surprised if the next time you see me I'm the new super sized version of myself. I have only taken a break from eating everything I can find in order to write this for you. The theme song to Fat Albert is constantly in my head for some reason. On the 14th of March I went to Loveland Colorado to spend some time with Jason Larson and Johnny Hickman at Backbone Studio. I have been wanting to record an entire project at that studio but the opportunity has not come up yet. Jason used to play guitar for the Atoll and is now the main engineer at Backbone. He has been a great friend over the years and it's always fun to work with him. Years back we used to do an acoustic duo once a week in Lafayette and also shared a rehearsal space. He is a great talent around here, and I'm sure he will bring a great feel to Johnny's new CD. Johnny Hickman is now more than just a FB friend for me! He has written some great hits over the years and his band Cracker continues to do concerts and rock the world. From what I heard of the project they are working on, it's going to be a great sounding collection of songs. They worked me and the pedal steel out pretty well. I had to take the rest of the day to do other things and got to sleep early. Otherwise, the week has been spent eating and working on Layla McCalla's songs in preparation for our shows together next week in North Carolina and Washington DC. I'll be playing guitar here at Cary Morin World Headquarters for most of the day, most likely in the kitchen so's I can get in to the fridge in case there is an emergency.