I have decided to re-release the episodes of my podcast “In the Road.” It is really more of a book on tape than anything but is an autobiographical trip of discovery that I would like to make available for posterity’s sake. If anything it is a record of my journey to what I am now. That is, a journey towards happiness. The story ends before I get there so stay tuned and maybe I just may update it soon. The episodes are below this post.
Rae and I will be on “Champagne Sundays” at 1pm central. I’m not sure what we’re going to cover today but here is something I have been working on.
Here’s another one from the archive, with Ole Mossy Face from Nashville, TN. backing me up. Recorded at Battle Tapes by Jeremy Ferguson.
We are headed back to Nash Vegas to play with our old gang The Trey Deuce Club at Dee’s in a couple weeks. Rae and I met in Nashville and formed our band The Joiners while there. It’s always a blast to go back to where it all began, kick it with the old gang, and (in the words of Thomas House, “pass that old guitar around one more time”).
John Thursday and The Joiners are having a nooner with our old gang The Trey Deuce Club outside at #deescountrycocktaillounge in Nashville on Saturday, October 23rd at 3pm.
With Annie Neeley, John Thursday / The Joiners, Joe Bidewell, and The Company on 10/23 from 3p to 5:30p outside at Dee’s Lounge Lounge. Hosted by D. Striker, the event is doubling as a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee too, so bring some peanut butter, which is one of their most needed items.See you in Madison, TN!
I am thrilled to announce that Rachel and I will be heading to Nashville to perform at D. Striker’s semi-annual Friday the 13th RR Party. We will kick off his set after Justin and the Cosmics and Altered Statesman. Can’t wait to get back to Music City!
Okay so we didn’t “start” a baking show so much as we made one episode. I put on Facebook that if we made it to 50 subscribers that day (we were at 49) I would make a Vegan chocolate chip cookie video. Well being the good ol’ friend of many years that he is, Brandon McDearis, was our 50th subscriber so we made him a video. The kids all make appearances and as my sister-in-law says, all of their different personalities really come out. And the cookie was awesome!
Rachel and I had a band in Nashville with some wonderful musician friends. Calling ourselves The Joiners, we made two albums and a single that are now streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and all of your other favorite places to discover music. Go check it out and listen to our Nashville selves.
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Here’s a picture of The Joiners playing Dino’s Bar on Gallatin Ave. in East Nashville. We were the house band at Dino’s for a bit, playing every other weekend (when there wasn’t a NASCAR race on the TV). Back then we were a three piece, with the incomparable Joe Bidewell on the bass and harmonica and Rachel on the drums. Living in Music City and playing regular gigs at the local dive bar was my own version of living the dream. It was tons of fun and we were surrounded by so many great musicians and great friends. We’re really looking forward to playing all the old songs tomorrow night and hope to see everyone there!
Tune in Saturday right here at theJoinerhouse.com to watch as The Joiners perform their 2010 album “Glorious Glorious!” 6pm CST (You can also watch from YouTube at youtube.com/johnthursday). Don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there.