Learning to dance and my music on cassette tape

Posted: December 10th, 2014. 0 Comments.

When my mom was a kid, she learned to dance at Schroeder Hall. Me and Adam Carroll are playing a show there on Thursday night, and I never learned to dance anywhere, but: I never say never. So I am saying: There is a chance that I am going to learn to dance at Schroeder Hall on Thursday night while playing a song at Schroeder Hall.

Schroeder Hall

It is a slim chance, but it is still a chance.




Speaking of chances, you have definitely missed your chance to own this. It is the last one in my possession from a printing in 1997 and I'm gonna hold on to it:

my first recording on cassette tape

But at shows over the next few weeks in Austin, San Marcos, Buda, Tomball, and Galveston, you DO have a chance to get my music on vinyl LP, as we will have on hand a limited second pressing of Mountain Home and Stories They Tell LPs.  If we won't see you in person, and you'd like to give a vinyl album (or a good old fashioned compact disc) as a gift, we can pack it up safe and ship it to your place.

Speaking of packages and bundles, The Temple Family is expecting a new bundle of joy in January, so we're excited and busily debating names. (The hardest part about picking names for a baby is, the longer you've been around, the more potential names get disqualified because one of you met a jerk who went by that name.) But we can do this!  We'll make sure we got a good name ready... 

Have a beautiful December- 

OT

Upcoming Events for December 10, 2014 - April 19, 2015
Thu Dec 11 8:00 pm Schroeder Hall (12516 FM 622, Goliad, TX) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sat Dec 13 11:55 am The Gary Floater Holiday Show @ Saxon Pub (1320 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin TX) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sun Dec 14 8:00 pm The Gary Floater Holiday Show @ Cheatham Street Warehouse (119 Cheatham St, San Marcos, TX) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sat Dec 20 8:30 pm Tavern on Main (116 Main St, Buda TX) Click to add this event to your calendar
Fri Dec 26 8:00 pm Main Street Crossing (111 W. Main St, Tomball, TX) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sat Jan 3 8:30 pm Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe (413 20th Street, Galveston, TX) Click to add this event to your calendar
Fri Jan 30 8:00 pm The Bugle Boy (1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange, TX) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sat Jan 31 7:30 pm Private (Houston, Texas) Click to add this event to your calendar
Fri Feb 13 8:00 pm Love & War in Texas - Plano (601 E Plano Pkwy, Plano TX) Click to add this event to your calendar
Wed Feb 18 Folk Alliance (The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, 1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO) Click to add this event to your calendar
Thu Feb 19 Folk Alliance (The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, 1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO) Click to add this event to your calendar
Fri Feb 20 Folk Alliance (The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, 1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sat Feb 21 Folk Alliance (The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, 1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO) Click to add this event to your calendar
Fri Feb 27 8:00 pm Dosey Doe's Music Cafe (463 FM 1488, Conroe, TX) Click to add this event to your calendar
Thu Apr 16 8:00 pm The Blue Door (2805 North McKinley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK) Click to add this event to your calendar
Fri Apr 17 7:30 pm The Fire Room @ Picks Gallery (562 Hwy 42, Osage Beach, MO) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sat Apr 18 10:00 am Lydaco Songwriting Workshop @ Unity of Columbia (1600 West Broadway, Columbia, MO) Click to add this event to your calendar
7:00 pm Lydaco Concert Series (Unity of Columbia, 1600 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sun Apr 19 8:00 pm Knuckleheads Saloon (2715 Rochester St, Kansas City, MO) Click to add this event to your calendar
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Modern Explorer - Episode 2 - Gordy Quist

Posted: October 14th, 2014. 0 Comments.

In this second episode of the podcast, I talk with Gordy Quist, an Austin, Texas-based songwriter and a member of The Band of Heathens. Over the years, Gordy and I have traded ideas for tricking ourselves into being more productive as songwriters, and in this episode, we compare notes on recent efforts and play a couple of brand new songs: "Out on Each Other" and "More Like September." We also talk about our next Songfarmer workshop, coming up on December 5, 6 & 7.

Then we retire to the Backyard Biergarten for Sierra Nevada Pale Ales and a couple more tunes, this time two songs we wrote together, called "Medicine Man" and "Cracking the Code."

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Songfarmer: A Songwriting Workshop in Austin, TX

Posted: March 5th, 2014. 0 Comments.

On the weekend of December 5-7, Gordy Quist and Owen Temple will host Songfarmer, a songwriting retreat on Lake Travis in the beautiful hill country around Austin, Texas.

Songfarmer

The creative retreat will be limited to 10-12 folks who are interested in exploring the craft/process/art of songwriting in a collaborative group setting. Through small group discussion, some one-on-one mentorship, and some co-writing sessions, Gordy and Owen will focus on training the mind to always be songfarming/treasure hunting, and hope to build a community of new friends that will stay in touch and continue collaborating.

The hope is that this relaxing, yet intensive weekend at a beautiful lakeside, hill country getaway, will renew your inspiration and commitment to the cultivation of better songs.

To register or learn more about the workshop, visit www.songfarmer.com

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