I also wanted to remind all of you Facebook folks out there in inter-world that Staci Wilson and I will be doing a Facebook Live event to discuss the upcoming project on the iconic "Surf Music Pioneers" THE VENTURES. We know you have questions about the movie, the artists and individuals involved, a million things to chat about when it comes to this Juggernaut Instrumental group who shaped the music of 6 generations and made it's mark on Americana music. Help us celebrate The Ventures 60th and check out what we have in store for 2017 and beyond.
Yesterday I officially agreed to join my friend Ruben Studdard and Jennifer Holliday along with The Temptations Review to celebrate the 200th Bicentennial of our beautiful home city Birmingham Alabama. It's an honor to be invited to join such talented and wonderful artists who've done so much for our home state of Alabama, I grateful to the Orchestra and Dr. Henry Panion for all their hard work. It'll be an event you won't want to miss, join us 8pm, October, 27 at The Lyric Theatre in Birmingham, AL.
Since school was out all week due to storm damage around our community Caroline and I had to be clever in out choice of activities. Once the initial clean-up was done we took everyone to Chic-Fillet and then for a round of bowling. We enjoyed a fun game (CAROLINE WON) spending time with each other OUTSIDE OF THE HOME. We also took time to remember the attack on our country 16 years ago on 911. That beautiful American flag you see received a proud salute from each one of the Bice family and we said a pray for the ones we lost and the ones who died protecting our way of life.
Our power was out for almost 2 days, we were the lucky ones! Our neighbors power was out for an entire day longer than us, we felt bad hearing their generator still running while we were already back to life as usual. Well, not as usual. There aren't normally 3 trees down in the yard and debris all over the property! I'm down to only one tree to clean up today before I turn into Bo Bice for the weekend and head out to do a show.
Then we all got hit with Hurricane Irma. This is a tragedy that we couldn't predict the magnitude of at all, incredible loss of property and devastating damage to the entire state of Florida and into Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. We have had all of you who lost so much in our prayers, the families devastated by Hurricane's Hervey & Irma are in each of our hearts and we haven't forgotten you just because the storms are over. I have been personally touched by these two storms through family and friend that were displaced and have lost livelihood, homes, businesses and more. I love each of you and we will do whatever it takes to make sure that we get our fellow Americans back on their feet.
We lost our friend Troy Gentry on September, 8th in a helicopter crash that was said to be caused by engine failure. Troy was a wonderful man, father and husband. I played several shows with Montgomery Gentry over the past decade plus and they were always good to their fans, their country and the military service members around the world. Our prayers go out to his family, fans and friends. Country music lost a bright star, thank you for lending him to us Lord.
Till we meet again TG.
Caroline and my friends Tony and Ivy took our families to the Native American Festival in Jackson, GA for a day of culture and education last weekend. We all enjoyed the dancing, music, food and look back into the world that our native ancestors once inhabited through reenactments of rituals and celebrations. I'll be doing a youtube video on our day out next week so you can all see some of the cool things we did and experienced.
It was Nana's Birthday on the 6th of September and we really rocked the house!! I'm not going to tell you all how old she is because that's just rude and very tasteless. I'll give you a hint though!! it rhymes with ixty-ee..... I'll let that sink in.... Did you figure out the riddle?? I know there is a penance to be paid for my torture of my dear Mother over the past 42 years. BUT IT'LL BE WORTH IT!! (Where is an emoji when you need one?)
BIG E decided he wants to join The Cub Scouts, Dad was there to make it happen! It gives Ean and I chance once a week to hang out one on one together at meetings and opens up opportunities to camp, fish, be outdoors and help your community. We are both into all of the above so I think E made a great choice on this one. When I asked him why he wanted to join he said "Because Scouts teach you about honor and being a good citizen." That's our EAN!!
HEAR ONE, HEAR ALL!! I ANNOUNCE THE NEW 4-H PRESIDENT CALEB BICE!! We are so proud that Caleb took it upon himself to run for 4-H Pres. We didn't even know that he was ding it until he came home and asked me to help him make a campaign poster for his classroom, so I whipped this little sucker up for him and he posted them up on the walls like a champ!! Great work C.J.!! Mom and Dad are very proud of you Son.
The Pocano's are beautiful no matter what time of year you head to PA. BS&T were there to shake the trees at the Mount Airy Casino & Resort! The venue was laid out well and there wasn't a bad seat in the packed house we had that night. I like when you have a clear view of the crowd and everyone gets a nice view of the stage and we performers get a great view of our spectators on the other-side of the music. Cool Venue, Crew & Staff. Thank you for having us!
BS&T WERE ON FIRE AT THE DESERT DIAMOND CASINO IN SAHUARITA, AZ!!!!
My friends and I always have fun doing what we love to do each night folks, but they blew them away in AZ. The crowd of diehard Blood, Sweat & Tears fans I've met over the years in the band have always been amazing to watch from the stage. People know every word and sing along to each on like they are the one on stage belting it out, I LOVE IT!! Especially when we catch someone really tearing into it and we do a stop they weren't expecting. They are out there all alone and giving it their all!! It makes my gig very exciting and enjoyable for sure.