2005 is coming to a close, and it's been a good year. I've been going back over the shows I played this year, and it's been fun looking back. In all, I drastically cut back on the number of shows I played. I think I played 38 shows in 2005. In years past it had been closer to 100 shows per year. I guess I have mixed feelings about cutting back. It's nice being home a bit more, and I find I've had more time to work on new songs some. On the other hand, I really enjoy playing shows and I wish I had played some more. Finding a balance between working on new material and performing has always been hard for me. My 2006 schedule only has one show booked right now. I'm hoping to finish a bunch of new songs that I've been working on for a while early on this year, and then I'm hoping to have a busy tour schedule again. Thanks to all of you who have been so supportive this past year. All the folks who buy records and come to performances really make this pursuit worthwhile. I appreciate the emails of encouragement a great deal. It's always nice to know someone is listening.