When we last wrote, Will had been performing at Mahan's Eatery on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, the owners closed shop last month and we are sorely missing their seasonal veggie hash. Will, however, has been fortunate to play shows at various other venues in and around Lakeland since. There was a small show at the end of June over at Dixieland Relics antique store, where they host vendors and musicians every last Friday of the month. It was a hot night with a good audience, and Will even took home some raw, local honey and homemade pineapple jam as tips from a kind young woman selling the tasty goods.
On the fourth of July, Will played to a packed house over in Tampa at The Loving Hut vegan restaurant. I may have invited several of our friends as a late surprise for Will's birthday, which we celebrated on the 2nd (and then again all weekend long). The kids lined up in front of Will and clasped hands, dancing and jumping to the music. Still the weekend after that, Will played a house concert at our longtime friend Amabel's house (otherwise known as Spirit Dreams Haven). The crowd was more intimate, but Piper didn't hesitate to grab the microphone and start singing along with daddy as the concert came to a close.
Finally, just today Will played at Givahoot Cafe to a small crowd that ventured out in the Mulberry rain. We got some good footage from the show, and are working on getting them up on YouTube now. Please continue to check his YouTube channel, the calendar, and the shows page on this site to keep up with all of Will's performances. We love seeing you all out there. Keep in touch!
P.S. Remember to stop by the Downtown Lakeland Farmer's Curb Market this coming Saturday, July 25th from 11:00 to 1:00 to hear Will perform live.