Walt Wilkins – A Real Singer/Songwriter

They are plenty/They are rare.

Everyone seems to be a singer/songwriter these days, and I suppose that is a good thing.
The world is always in need of music.
And you can get it anywhere…

Stay with me… I wish to share an observation of mine;

CABINETS:
Should you want cabinets for your kitchen, you can get them today!  Go to Home Depot or Lowes and select from hundred’s of assembly line cabinets.
You can have cabinets just like all the other cabinets.

Or
Should  you want genuine, real, hand crafted, detailed & designed… born from the heart and soul of a true cabinet maker… one that finds it hard to create his work, but loves the look on your face when you see its space, and place in your every day life. One that can’t help but to be unique, different, and maybe never perfect… but, the finished work is more than Just Right.

WALT WILKINS

(pictured here with The Mystiqueros)

Let Walt make your kitchen cabinets!

No, not really… although I bet he could !
Let Walt change your world by listening to what he has crafted with his pen, page, and guitar.

I got to hang a bit with Walt at Bill Worrell’s place on the Llano River.
I am a fan.
Walt and his wife, Tina, performed along the banks, and as I sat there I felt a peace rare for me.
I was hearing Great Songs. Not assembly line songs.

I was blessed to listen to his CD driving back to Austin, and making mental notes of which songs I wanted to share with my Clog readers…

Well, I ‘ear marked’ tracks 1-12

Walt Wilkins -  He’s a singer/songwriter
and
A great performer! 
pictured here, Tina, Walt, and The Mystiqueros

Walt even writes a Blog!

Tweet Walt
LIKE Walt

I do

Goodlettsville – Peanuts & Cracker Jacks?

Goodlettsville, Tennessee
No, it’s not known for peanuts and Cracker Jacks, but maybe after today?
Goodlettsville is a small community located just outside of Nashville.
It is where my family lived for a few years before moving across town, and where years later I would buy too much farm, obtain numerous cattle, several horses, one extra dog, extreme amounts of tractor supplies/implements, and
well…
it was Awesome!

What else is Awesome about Goodlettsville?
Well… just look at these photo’s!
It is also the home of the 2012 Little League United States Champions.  Tennessee, or more specifically… Goodlettsville!
And Today
The Goodlettsville team will represent the U.S. against Japan today in the Little League World Series.
You can watch @ 2 pm central on ABC

Someone throw me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks!

Looks like fun to me!


Goodlettsville was named after Dr. Adam Goodlett (1782-1850).
He was from Va., he practiced medicine for more than 40 years, he was a surgeon in the U.S. Army, settled in Nashville, and died in Rutherford County.

Football Camp x’s and o’s

Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

This past week I was asked to go and speak to the Liberty Christan School football team  during their two a day practices at Camp Copass in Denton, Texas.
I stayed for a few days visiting the camp, watching their practices, and found myself thinking less and less about X’s and O’s, and smiling because of what I was really seeing.

Young men surrounded by Coaches, and mentor’s that create a confidence in these young men that I don’t think can be obtained without what was taking place in their two week camp.
It was hot.
Young men crowded into bunk areas with their teammates, no one to pick up after them, or CLEAN.
Up too early.. eating something other than his momma’s cooking.
And their day consist of being Coached, pushed, and made to do things no one ever does in their ‘free – time’.

Yeah, I know..

All the guys reading this are already in their minds headed straight to the days when we played ball  and how tough WE had it.  And We always had it tougher than kids today, right?
This proves my point.
It’s something you NEVER forget.
We always forget the EASY things we did/do in life, but never the hard.

I left Camp Copass with hope…
A hope that every young man always has a chance to be mentored, pushed, coached, and to do something hard.. and when doing so, I hope they get to do soemething not so popular and maybe even not allowed in some places.

Pray.

These young people were allowed to pray together, and I could see the bond it created and the attitude that comes after.

What a privilege to stand before these young athlete’s and their mentor’s and share my friend Andy (from my book Andy Wouldn’t Let Me) with them.

I was moved, and blessed to see these young men and their coaches work together, and grow together.

I wish Coach Price and his fine group of young men all the best this season.

Me with Kole Kellner

My clog?

Those of you that have written to me and asked why I seem to be posting less and less on my website and more on my Facebook Fan Page… well, I have a few reasons, and questions for you?

Reason #1
Network Blogs is the App I use to post my clogs to my FB page.
Since FB began posting the XL photo’s and Network Blogs only post a stamp size photo when I upload my ‘clog’ to FB, I have found that Network Blogs falls short of grabbing the attention of readers that are scrolling, and their photo size isn’t up to par with the size of the photos posted on FaceBook.

Reason #2
Anything that is written in the last year or so that is more than the Twitter 140 characters seems to get passed by as ‘Too Long to Read’.

So…

Question #1
Are you less apt to read anything longer than the traditional tweet?

Question #2
Photo’s for sure are attention grabbers, does it matter to you that when I post a clog … that the photo is tiny?

Of course I must of course consider that I write nothing interesting or captivating.
Hmmm?

So randomly I write…

I wonder if you read this far?

In case you did, and are wondering about the photo above.. they are clogger’s or they are clogging.

Maybe I should try clogging in 140 dance steps or less?

I dig the Elvis lip too.

I am blessed… thanks

I am the most blessed man with the greatest of friends.
I am humbled.

THANK YOU ALL for SIX WEEKS of fun.

— bryan

Dave Perez of the Tejas Brothers

Deryl Dodd

Balder Saunders (from Dread Clampitt), Chris Alvarado, and Forrest Williams

Wilson Fairchild

Kelsey Anna

Wynn Varble

Scott Rockwood

Last but not least by any means…  my friend 
Kevin ‘tumbleweed’ Boyle

What a fun ride sharing the stage with you!
You are great to work with.  More to come.

THANKS

DON’T MISS TEXAS STAR DERYL DODD!

I am so blessed to be around so many talented, and amazing singer/songwriters.

If you have been to the #TheBryanKennedyShow in Seaside, Fl. at the REP for one or ALL of the past three weeks, then you know exactly what I mean.

This coming Tuesday one of the most talented men I have known is coming to share the stage by way of Texas.
Deryl Dodd
People… trust me…  You do not want to miss DD!

He is everything all of us ‘songwriters’, and ‘entertainers’ wish we were.

I think I am going to buy a ticket just to watch this ‘cowboy movie star’.  And I will hope for the front row.
I am so blessed to have him travel from Texas to come share his music.

I can’t wait.

Come on D!

Tuesday July 17th @ 8pm

Get your tickets at Seaside Amavida Coffee or click here or call the REP at (850)231-0733