GKB & GK Solo Shows, Music & Concerns Update

Moonflower

Our side-yard garden is producing amazing flowers, one of the sweetest
(smelling and looking) are the moon flowers. You don’t have to get
very close to catch their scent. They open up toward evening, hence
the name. There’s a message in this but I’ll spare you for now 🙂

GKB is at Harvest Moon Festival in Oregon this weekend. Next weekend
(Aug. 23-26) I do a group of solo blues sets (largely
cigarbox/found-object guitar-based) in Ohio and Pennsylvania. See the
link for details please.

http://grrrrecords.com/shows.cfm

I’ve got at least 2 full music projects largely written, one a mix of
band-related mostly electric blues tunes, the other (not quite written
yet) will be full-on cigarbox and found-object guitars, raw and close
to my heart. Due to schedule and personnel I don’t expect to do
serious recording on these until later in 2013, God only knows when
really, but just mentioning these fyi at this point.

Further, been doing a lot more work- research, behind-the-scenes and
plans re. prisoners, ex-prisoners, the poor and veterans. There are a
lot of good people who care deeply about these folks and I share the
concern for what we often seem to overlook: for many of us, it’s
out-of-sight, out-of-mind when it comes to us serving such needy
people. Simple answers rarely meet complex needs… and in part, you
and I have to decide where and with whom we need to “step up” and get
directly involved.

In this regard and with recovery in mind, I’m continuing to study the
nature of addiction (plenty of personal experience at core with this
as well!), repeat-offenders and the connections between these and
issues like mental illness, family, jobs and both racism as well as
immigrant issues. There are indeed connections though for many, the
issues “hurt my head” so are largely answered with simplistic and
frankly, unrealistic responses.

Is spirituality, relationship to Jesus foundational to my thinking
-and a biblical response? YES. From there and then in the practical
day-to-day matters there are a load of details that many seem to
overlook or not even notice. It’s the long-haul, not the quick-fix we
need to consider.

I’m not saying I have massive solutions to all this but I’m meeting
and interacting with more and more (Christians and otherwise) people
who care and are seeing solid, positive results in working with the
growing mass of broken and needful people in American society.

I expect to write more on these things in the future.

Thanks for stopping by! -Glenn

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2 thoughts on “GKB & GK Solo Shows, Music & Concerns Update

  1. Dear Glenn, I’ll agree with you. Allow me to say that there is a growing mass of broken and needful people (within all ages) in Europe, too. It is allover the world. Isn’t it a pitty, isn’t it a shame….? (To use words of George Harrison) . Thanks to you all for the work you are doing. I’ve already learned a lot.Regards,Wolf

  2. Hi Glenn, I’m a new fan of Resurrection Band and your other projects, it stinks that I missed my chance at seeing Rez but your still doing shows solo and with GKB.so I guess what I’m getting to is do you ever play any shows in or near Connecticut?and I gotta say I love the acoustic version or Broken Promises on the Ampendectomy disc, Thank You for all the great music!!!Steve

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