Have you noticed the illustration at the top of this blog? I should tell you more about where it came from.
I played at Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse a couple of years ago, opening for the great Vance Gilbert. It was a fun show, and Texas is becoming one of my favorite places to play.
In the audience were some young people and one was an illustrator. He doodled through the whole show, and at the end, he asked me to sign his doodle. I snapped a picture of it and made a note of his name...and then lost the note. So if you are out there, young artist, please come forward. I want to give you credit for your awesome work.
He captured some really fun things from the show: my tall boots. My trademark, toothy smile. the little bird from my "Drop of Gold" song (and, did you notice? He had a gold ink pen, so he gave the bird the drop of gold), a tree for the Man Who Planted Trees.
An unexpected and extraordinary gift from a talented artist.