It's a new year with loads of possibilities. I'm playing music more now than I ever have, and I'm loving every minute of it. After my accident with the trolly tracks downtown and breaking my leg this past August, I was devastated. I didn't know if I'd ever be able to waltz into a gig with my horn over my shoulder again, but I landed back on my own two feet running. Not literally, but the music is really taking off.
I found out recently that I'm going to be a dad. A little boy to follow in my footsteps, whether or not in the same direction. He really has no choice but to be immersed in music from birth, all of his relatives are musicians you know. We're naming him David Wheeler Williams III, Trey.
With the climax of Cody Belew & the Mercers, Cody has decided to move away to Nashville chasing his dream of making it as a country artist. We still have a few shows sprinkled through the end of the year with him. It was a fun ride. I've definitely got my foot in the door with Big John Miller and his band. John has really started using the Little Rock Horns a lot. I'm so stoked to see how this relationship develops.
Reading this back in one sitting seems like everything is happening so fast. I've been writing a blurb here and there for about a month now. Trey is really starting to show. I'm so excited.
The wedding gigs have begun! Duos, Trios, Quartets, the Mercers as a 5 piece, my 6 piece Twice Sax, the Mercers as an 8 piece, Big John Miller plus the Little Rock Horns...the list goes on and on. Plus I just found out I'm playing the 3rd reed book for Chicago the musical. Tenor/Bari/Sop/Bass Clarinet. I better get my soprano looked at and beef up my bass clarinet chops.
I think I'd better go ahead and post this. Don't let me forget to tell you about the website gigs