MD and VA gigs this weekend

Hey Folks,

I’m sorry to have to report that due to a smallish medical procedure I have  to cancel this weeks gigs at The Worsell Manor in Warwick, MD 8/18 and Oraleigh’s House Concert in Haymarket, VA 8/20. I’ll be back up and running shortly it was just bad timing that this happened this week.  Thanks for your understanding and continued support!

All my best – GT

RIP Matt Ranck

On May 7, 2016 my dear friend and colleague Matt Ranck was laid to rest. Matt was an excellent singer/songwriter/musician/producer. Above all he was a kind, gentle and generous human being. I met Matt at a festival I played in North Carolina many years ago. We got talking about different things one of which was running our own websites. I told him I was all thumbs when it came to such things and he immediately offered his services to help manage mine for me. It seems to support his habit as a musician he worked with computers and knew his way around the digital world. I jumped at the chance and enlisted him on the spot. From that point on Matt took care of all things “dot com” in my world. He helped set up new pages, fixed things that crashed and burned, posted my news, press and tour dates but most importantly he handled all my cd transactions on line. He would take the orders and process the credit card sales. Every month I’d receive a check in the mail for cds sold. He made the process seamless and painless.

After years of this perfect arrangement cd sales began to dwindle as digital sales increased. Also, Matt’s business was growing and the time he had to manage my website was becoming less and less. We agreed that he would help me learn to run my own site, this site, but he would still process cd sales for me. Poor Matt had to hold my hand while I took baby steps at figuring out cyber space. We finally got to a place where he could leave me on my own and that’s where it stood up until I got the dreadful news that Matts heart gave out.

Matt’s heart was the biggest I’d ever known. Never a cross word, never judgmental of others and patient patient patient with me. He loved music, he loved his friends and he adored his family. I will miss him forever. Rest In Peace my friend.

Glancing Back Looking Forward

I want to thank everyone who came to my shows in Hoboken, Ft Worth, Houston and Baton Rouge! It felt so good to be out playing again. And to have such great supportive audiences at all the shows meant the world to me!

The next stop on the schedule is a quick hop over to Glasgow, Scotland on Jan. 20 to play the Celtic Connections festival. Can’t wait to see my Scottish friends. I’ll be there and back in less than a week but Celtic Connections is doing everything they can to make it a smooth and painless trip. They’ve been outstanding!

We have some shows booked in March and plan on increasing the amount of shows as the year unfolds. Keep an eye on the tour schedule for new shows.

Thanks to all friends, family and music lovers!

See you out there – GT

A Letter To You All

Dear friends and music lovers,

Regretfully, I’m writing to let you know I’ve had to cancel my shows through November. This has been a crazy and surreal month for my family and me. I’ll spare you all the details but the end result is I’ll be starting chemotherapy in the next week or so and possibly some surgery. We’re probably looking at 4 to 6 months of chemo but I should be able to start working again by the end of November just not any extended tours.

We believe we’re in excellent hands with the doctors here in New York and feel extremely optimistic for a cancer free outcome.

My plan is to get back on the road as soon as I can with my health intact and a pocketful of new songs.

Hope to see you all then!

Peace, Love and Understanding,

GT