Goodbye, 2014

It was a very good year, and I want to thank everybody who helped to make it that way.

Thanks to “Sax” Gordon Beadle, Andy Lösche, Tad Robinson, and Alex Schultz for bringing me to the Dubai Jazz Festival in February.

Thanks to Dave Specter for getting me on countless planes to do four trips to Europe, as well as a whole lot of local gigs.

To the Old Town School of Folk Music, for steady employment that keeps me afloat. And all of my students, from who I have learned so much.

To my band-mates in the Blue Coast Band for tolerating me as their booking person, and to Buddy Guy’s Legends, the House Of Blues, The Smokedaddy, and others who hired us.

To Paul Kaye for his contributions.

To Shaw’s Crab House for the steady work over the last 20 years. To Tony Manguillo and everyone at Rosa’s Lounge for all of the Thursdays. Special mention to James Wheeler, who left this world on Christmas Eve. I know that I am going to miss him terribly.

To my wife, Kristin Huysken, for the loving company I am blessed with every day. To my brother, Robert Terson, for his support and encouragement.

Here comes 2015. I have a birthday on Saturday. Hoping that the world will still need me and feed me when I’m 64..

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