Perspective is everything. And for those of you who are not sports fans, allow me to indulge just a bit.
Last night as the clock struck almost midnight here in Wisconsin and after midnight in New York, my sports fandom had taken three punches as brutal as you can take them in a 24 hour period. My Mets lost Game 4 of the World Series Saturday night after leading by 2 in the 8th inning against the pesky but insanely talented Royals. My Giants came back from a 42-28 deficit in the fourth quarter against the Saints, to take a 49-42 lead with 3 minutes left. The Saints tied it at 49 because neither team remembered how to play defense. And then the Giants did the unthinkable and with 20 seconds left allowed the Saints to return a punt to midfield and giving them another 15 yards for a penalty. Field goal, Saints win 52-49. A few hours later, the Mets and Matt Harvey took a 2-0 lead into the ninth. The Royals manufactured two runs like only they can, tied the game and then won it in 12 to take the World Series title.
But a funny thing happened this morning. I woke up feeling pretty good despite getting almost no sleep last night. I relived the pain in my head of my beloved sports teams having epic collapses like only they can.
And then when my 8 year old boy woke up, I went in and gave him a hug. And suddenly perspective took over. I have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving month as I’m sure you do—but most of all I have a great wife and an amazing son. And they understand the fanatical part of me being fans of my New York sports teams. And the pain of those epic sports meltdowns do not linger nearly as long as they used to.
And so this morning I went to work, perspective firmly kept in place.
New Clients and New Releases
Michael McDermott Michael McDermott’s story is the classic tale of survival, perseverance, love and redemption. The first half begins with youthful innocence, a dream-come-true recording contract, a classic debut album heralded by the media, and a downward spiral with seemingly no bottom. The second half begins with love and the woman that would become his wife, Heather Horton, their baby girl, and a collection of achingly honest songs born of new inspiration that are amongst the very best of his ten album career. McDermott is releasing his next album in the spring of 2016 with touring to follow. www.michael-mcdermott.com
Previously announced upcoming/new releases
Teague Alexy & The Feelin Band new single “How Lefty Stepanovich Turned Water Into Wine” in connection with Teague’s book The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales For Dreamers & Thinkers (North Star Press). www.northstarpress.com
Jordy Searcy Seasons www.jordysearcy.com
Ric Todd Drawing Lines www.RicTodd.com
Elaine St. George “Don’t You Know Me?” A Steve Goodman Songbook www.elainestgeorge.com
Stephen Young & the Union Eagle Fort Rumble www.sytumusic.com
Sarah Clanton: self-titled EP www.sarahclanton.com
Andy Hackbarth Panorama Motel www.andyhackbarth.com
Buffalo Stack Hammer and Nails www.buffalostack.com
Jon Pousette-Dart Talk www.pousette-dart.com
Dan Rodriguez Come On Home www.danrodriguezmusic.com
Companies We Represent
Concord Music Group — We are currently working with the following artists under the Concord Music Group umbrella: Al Jarreau, Ben Williams, Boney James, Count Basie Orchester, Danielle Nicole Band, David Benoit, Dianne Reeves, Fourplay, Gerald Albright, John Pizzarelli, Kristin Chenoweth, Lee Ritenour, Lizz Wright, Mike Stern, Mindi Abair, Peter White, Richard Elliot, and Terri Lyne Carrington. There are some new releases that these artists are supporting, so check them out at www.concordmusicgroup.com
Artists Currently on Tour
Kerri Powers www.kerripowers.com
Red Wanting Blue www.redwantingblue.com
Flow Tribe www.flowtribe.com
Cash'd Out (Johnny Cash Tribute) www.cashdout.com
Big Sam’s Funky Nation www.bigsamsfunkynation.com
Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank hobonephews.com
Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen www.chrishillman.com/desertroseband
The Quebe Sisters quebesisters.com
Chris Knight www.chrisknight.net
Brigitte DeMeyer www.brigittedemeyer.com
Bluegrass Gospel Project www.bluegrassgospelproject.com
Nicholas David www.thefeelin.com
Cowboy Mouth www.cowboymouth.com
Will Kimbrough www.willkimbrough.com
Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime www.badfish.com
Pure Prairie League www.pureprairieleague.com
Tim Mahoney www.timmahoney.com
Brian Lisik www.brianlisik.com
November 2015 Newsletter
Posted on 03 Nov 2015 by Admin