The year is flying by...hard to believe it's July already! 2017 has been fun as my band Irrashional continues to ramp with more and more shows, The Dukes & Smith Band is busier than it ever has been, and my Irrashional band mates Christian, Junior, and I won "best live music" as part of our high school's theatre team in competition at nationals in Kentucky. Between Irrashional and The Dukes & Smith Band, we've already passed the 40 mark on shows booked for the year. I'm excited to have been invited back to GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles for the second year in a row and will be headed there next week. We return for three weeks and more shows and then it's off to Boston for a week at the Berklee College of Music's Guitar Sessions program for a third year. Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new friends. In the past week, I've finally begun a deep dive into arranging music for the play our theatre team will perform this year. Hopefully we'll have some of the same success we had last year - will be interesting as this play and the style of music is very different. If you're in the area, watch for performances by Irrashional and The Dukes & Smith Band. Make sure to check them (us) out at and, or check us out on Facebook. Onward to the rest of summer!!