NEWS OF THE MONTH- JANUARY 2018

For those of you who may not know, I've had some major health issues this past year. So for health reasons, I

have to slow it down. Since all of my doctors are here, I made the decision  to stay put in Illinois.

I will miss living in Franklin but  I missed my family and friends here too.

I will continue to make periodic trips to L A, Nashville, Memphis and Austin, to work with artists and writers there.  

Lemel Lewis and I will be doing quite a bit of gigging as a duo, this year. We call it, "Times Two".

   We will be performing some of  my songs, his songs and complimentary covers.

I recently sold another music stem for a science series, through a music licensing platform. I hope to do

much more in the future. It has certainly created more revenue and opportunities for my music.

Later this Spring, I hope to release my new EP titled, "Sleight of Hand". I'm also looking forward to the release of my friend 

  Alex Gowland's first solo album, which I  performed on and co-wrote a few songs for.

I won't be at the Grammys in New York this year but I plan on returning in 2019 when the Grammys return to Los Angeles.

I've learned a lot more about the process,which I think will improve my chances of getting into the final round of nominations.

Wish me luck, as I most certainly wish all of you much happiness and success in the year to come !

Spent a great week in Los Angeles and Hollywood for the Grammys with my friends Steve Albertson and Teresa Lemaire. Steve is a well known publicist in Hollywood. A very busy man, but he took time out of his hectic schedule to show me around town. It was a great time. Saw the sights, enjoyed the local cuisine, some comedy improv and attended a couple of Grammy after-parties. The Uptown Funk After Party was a smash. it consisted of members of Funkadelics, Parliament, The Dazz Band and my friend Cliff Beach and his band. We were FUNKED up, real good !  .....and last but not least, the walk of fame and a hot dog at PINKS ! Thanks, you guys !!!
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Back home from Nashville and what a whirlwind trip! Got to do a little recording, Went to a few writers showcases,got in a writers session at BMI with Tim McGeary, Hung out with Ilya Toshinskiy for a lunch and then a visit to Berryhill Studios, Did a little night clubbing downtown, spent a few days with my great friend and mentor, Mike Kinnamon. Got to see Johnny Hiland  at Cannery Row, Saw some of my homeboys- Rafael Mendez, Rudy Zee and Jr. Gamez (Better known as the Fabulous Houserockers) at JC's Bullseye, Got some jamming time in at Bourbon Street,and finally, went to the Toto concert at the Ryman and got backstage to visit with them and Leland Sklar,Steve Porcaro and Steve Lukather...... Whew, I am exhausted, but so inspired and motivated !!!!!!
 
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Rex