No Depression Award/Freshgrass Festival

Greetings everyone! I hope you are enjoying your summer! My wife and I just returned home from our first visit to the Newport Folk Festival! What a dream it was to be surrounded by our favorite musicians and good people right on the water in beautiful Newport, RI! Being at the festival really had me thinking about the upcoming Freshgrass Festival in North Adams, MA.

This has been an exciting year for me since the album was released. Not only did I perform in front of a sold out crowd in Philadelphia for my release show, just a couple of short weeks went by following the show and my wife went into labor with our first child! Working from home for a few weeks after Gaby was born made it easy to focus on writing to journals and blogs about the possibility of featuring my album in their writings. Websites like The Aquarian, The Star Ledger (NJ.com), Speak Into My Good Eye, and No Depression all wrote beautiful pieces about my new album. With all of that came a nomination for this years No Depression Singer/Songwriter Award! I couldn't believe it when the e-mail came in letting me know that I wasn't just nominated for the award, but I had also been invited to perform at this years Freshgrass Music Festival alongside acts like Brandi Carlile, Railroad Earth, Sarah Jarosz, and more! 

If you're interested in joining us at this years festival and cheering me on, visit www.freshgrass.com and get yourself some tickets to what's sure to be a great time. They will announce the winner of the award on the Sunday of the festival! I will keep y'all in the loop!

Peace and love

-JAM