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Still strummin’ after all these years / Bill Sturman Centennial

I know it’s been a while. I don’t know if anyone reads this anymore haha. Leave a comment if you feel like it so I know you’re out there. For 2015 I renewed my intention to play some music every single day of the year and I have not wavered. Pistol Pete & Popgun Paul sang together this year for the first time in several years, first in New Orleans at the All-Star Covered Dish Country Jamboree in February, then at a rural gathering in middle Tennessee in May.

I’ve continued to be a regular at the Ukulele Cabaret in New York City and have my first solo New York show in years tonight at The Duplex. I’ll be celebrating my dear old departed dad Bill Sturman’s 100th birthday with some songs especially for him. This is my farewell show as I’ll be leaving New York in three weeks for a grand adventure teaching English and living in Shanghai, China! I know, it’s a big change! I have no doubt I’ll find music scenes to plug into there.

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer! Stay in touch.

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