Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's the time of year when we all get together with family (most of whom we don't like or even see throughout the year) and friends and give thanks for everything we have. The last couple of years, I've noticed the trend of starting November 1 and giving thanks for one thing every day of the month. That seems like an awful lot of work to me, so I'ma just do it all right here. I'm lazy like that. :-)

  1. First and foremost, I'm thankful for my family and friends. We all have two different families; the one we were born into, and the one we choose (friends). I've been blessed with a multitude of both and I love every one of you, no matter how dysfunctional we all are. 
  2. I'm thankful for music. I've been a lover of music my entire life, and I really don't know what I'd do if it were taken away. Through all my victories, defeats, and everything in between, music has been there to hold me, comfort me, and help me remember every event in my life. You can name a random song and I can tell you where I was and what I was doing the first time I heard it (well, a song from before 1995, at least). In the words of Plato, "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." That's how I feel about it.
  3. I know I stated family in number 1, but I'm especially thankful for my boys, Elijah and Michael. These two have given me as much joy as music, and to not single them out would be a lie. I love you two with all my heart.
  4. I'm thankful for my band. These guys show up and give 110% every time, regardless of the situation I've gotten us into, all without complaint (for the most part). This also includes band wives, as I consider you just as much a part of the band as your husbands. I love each and every one of you.
  5. Last, but definitely not least, I'm thankful for you. I don't wanna call you a "fan" because that seems so impersonal, so I'll call you "Music Friend." Thank you for coming to the shows, for requesting our music, buying CD's, turning your friends on to us, etc. You are who we do this for. I want to make sure to include the venue owners, promoters, and booking personnel in this one, because I'm thankful for all of you.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us with the Kevin Waide Project.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

At the Risk Of Sounding Like a Braggart...

So, the new album is almost 3 months old (wow, has it been that long?) and sales are going really good. I'm happy this album has being so well received. It's nice to know that we (apparently) are on to something good, and it keeps us moving forward to the next album. The best part of it all, though, is hearing your thoughts on it. We've gotten some great feedback from all of you, and here are a few that really stood out to us:
"Great! A must have!" - Gayla G., Baldwyn, MS 
 "Coming from me, who don't even like rockin' blues, I love the Project!" - Vinnie C., Mooreville, MS
This CD is excellent from both an aural and visual standpoint. The music is a blues lover's treat and its presentation is top-notch, a truly creative design. Anyone who is a blues fan should have one of these. - Curtis F., Aberdeen, MS  
If you haven't gotten your copy, yet, we still have a few CD's left that will be available at our shows, while supplies last. Rest assured, you can still find it on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon, and at You can also order a hard copy, shipped straight to your mailbox from the Kevin Waide Store, so if we don't have any with us, it is still available. Bring your copy to the next show and we'll be more than happy to sign it for you.

As we move into this Thanksgiving Season, we want to thank all of you for the kind words and support you've given us through the years. We would never have made it as far for as long as we have without your help, and we are deeply thankful for that.