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My dear friends, My September tour is coming right up! It's been a tough month since I returned home from Whidbey. Shortly after arriving home, I flew to Madison, WI and drove to Beaver Dam, WI to see my dad who is living with cancer. So many of you know him from my stories and my songs and my photos. He has led the most amazing life, a life I aspire to. He has lived each day with joy in his heart and love all around. Now he is at peace and is ready to go. (But not until after the Packer season! So let's pray they make it to the Super Bowl!
It is we who are left behind that must struggle with the loss. I will keep singing of my dad and celebrating his most beautiful and tender life.
I was scheduled for cataract surgery but it has been postponed because there are other eye issues that have to be deal with first. I was nervous about doing surgery around my tours so hopefully it will get done when I'm off the road for the holidays. Time will tell. I will be on the road on the 13th to start my trip to the Northeast. I have an interview in Warwick NY on the 14th, and then it is Schenectady and Binghamton, NY, Williamsburg and Shirley, MA, Burlington, VT and Raquette Lake, NY. Then a two day drive to Decatur, GA before heading home for a few weeks which will include my 3rd anniversary celebration with my beautiful wife.
Late October will find me in Pennsylvania and beyond. All the shows are on my concert oage. I hope to see you on the road as I continue to celebrate the release of "Roses in November". It is now particularly sweet that the song for my Dad "Lessons From Home Plate" was the #1 song on the folk charts for the month of June. It's still in the top 20!
Thank you all for supporting my work and my life.
With gratitude, Tret
Please enjoy this song about my father.