I've been soaking up the sun in the Pacific Northwest enjoying the vibrant colors of sweet summertime. Portland is truly a paradise this time of year so it's been a nice relaxing few days... "relaxing" for me meaning practicing, writing, gardening, catching up on business work (while tanning) and doing a lot of yoga. I'm now completely recharged and ready to launch the summer tour!
I hope you had a great 4th of July and the opportunity to see fireworks. I told a friend yesterday that Independence Day can be everyday... the celebration of our right to choose. So my theme for the holiday is to expand, be all you can be, and set free within yourself!
Tonight I'll be continuing Independence Day Celebration at The Gemini in Lake Oswego for a live acoustic show. This beautiful venue just renovated the stage with new lights and an upgraded sound system so I'm excited to return there and play. Music goes from 9pm-12am Tonight @
456 N State St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
TUESDAY Night is the OFFICIAL TOUR LAUNCH PARTY in PORTLAND:
Opening for Marcus Eaton at The White Eagle, 9pm
836 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227
- Marcus and I are two of the only guitarists who have played on stage beside Tim Reynolds, the guitarist for Dave Matthews Band for his original project TR3. As most of you know, Tim and I have played quite a bit together and he has always spoken worlds of Marcus. This will be the first time that Marcus and I have finally gotten to connect for a show so I assure you it will be something special. Expect some jamming and a fun night of celebration before my departure the following day!
NEXT: SUMMER TOUR LAUNCH Starting at Summer NAMM in Nashville!
* I will be showcasing for the Engle, a drumstick for guitar. It is an honor to be the signature artist for this revolutionary product! Here is a video link for a sample of The Engle:
Christie Lenee Trio "Raining a Miracle" LIVE in Roanoke, VA 4/20/13
Following Summer NAMM in Nashville, I will be continuing the journey with bassist Chris LeFevre for an acoustic/bass duo tour from July 17th-September 16th. Some cities include Atlanta, Jacksonville, Tampa/St Pete, Richmond and Floyd, VA, DC, Philadelphia, and more in the northeast region. Find your city listed here:
*Side Note: The Website entails the most current calendar to date. All are not listed on reverbnation.
Several of these shows include house concerts which is an up and coming way for friends and family to gather people together for a concert in their home. If you are interested in booking one of these, feel free to e-mail Sarah Washburn entitled "Booking Inquiry" to: