12650540_10153423332784537_933006797_nOn the eve of the mini-Scottish tour……I sit here with so much on my mind. The day Buddy Holly died was 57 years ago tonight. Dad passed away at 77 a couple of Decembers ago. I think a lot about death lately, and the fleeting time we have on this earth, and what it all means.
The things I felt important as a young man hardly even have relevance to my current life. I feel guilty at times that I don’t desire the things I lived for in my youth. Maybe I’ve let life beat me down and I’ve given up, or maybe i’m just in another phase?
As I write this…..I’m listening to “Late for Your Life” by Mary-Chapin Carpenter……..beautiful. Fitting. Found it while searching for the duet Chapin and I did on Dad’s song “Wishing”…………
So, my “career” and my website mostly went dark over the past year. I had some things I needed to attend to.
I’m back now……and ready for the next phase…………….whatever that will be.
Last week, well, I found myself taking a train from London to Sunderland to deliver a car for a used car dealer on tuesday, and then while the train grime was still on my boots, being given a guitar commissioned by the Buddy Holly Foundation at the behest of Maria Elena Holly and Peter Bradley Sr and Jr. The ceremony took place at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, and “oh, by the way, would you like to join some other writers in writing songs with this young Irish duo on Sony Records?”—-uh, yes, thank you. Whispering Bob Harris from the BBC presented me with a beautiful guitar called the “Flower of My Heart” by Alister Atkin from Atkin Guitars. I’m in love. It is beautiful. I’m honored. And……well….I almost wrote a song with Graham Gouldman from 10CC, but the lineup changed at the last minute and I ended up with Gary Clark from Danny Wilson’s “Mary’s Prayer” fame……….and I think we wrote a hit song with the boys from Ireland.
Life is funny sometimes.
In the morning I will drive myself from England to Scotland to begin a three day tour with dates in Kinross on Friday night, Glasgow on Saturday, and Yarrow in the Borders on Sunday at 3pm. It will be so good to see my Scottish friends again.
Bristol, England on Feb. 27th is already sold out……….and I’ll be back in Cardiff, Wales on March 11th. Wales…….so beautiful.
The Emerald Isle is on the horizon…….booking that now.
I’m looking at life like this……..the future is wide open. The coming months will see o new cd of some sort, and a smattering of house concerts. I’m always open to house concerts. If you’d like me to come play a house concert………….just get in touch. Actually, I prefer house concerts to “regular” gigs. So intimate.
I will be traveling to the US in July……..so, US house concerts? Australia?
Ok, I better go to bed. If you can send some folks my way…….please do. Oh, and if you want to follow me in realtime on tour……this is where I am. Wave and say hello if you see me!

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7528b9ea265774ae74cc155424d8278a2a3a0cceThe first show of the mini-Scottish tour will begin next friday in Kinross, Scotland at the lovely Backstage at the Green Hotel. Joining me on the tour will be Scott Poley on steel guitar, lap steel, and guitar………basically, anything with strings. The kid can play. Most of ya’ll know I’m a huge Jackson Browne fan, and one of my favourite elements of Jackson Browne is what David Lindley brings to the table. There is no one else that can touch the magic that Lindley brings to Jackson’s music, in my humble opinion.
For many years on record and on tour Al Perkins covered that role for me. Most recently, Scott Poley is covering it.
Not only is he “covering it”……but he is nailing it. Four guys have played steel on my records…….Doug Pettibone, Al Perkins, Dan Dugmore, and Bruce Bouton. Scott makes the effort to nail guys parts, and does it beautifully. He studied them and is now putting his own slant on things.
So, if you are anywhere near Scotland, and can get to a show in Kinross, Glasgow, or Yarrow……..then grab your tickets. There are about 10 left for Glasgow.
The Scottish dates:
Friday, Feb. 5th-Kinross, Scotland-Backstage at the Green Hotel-Come for a dinner at either the pub, or the five star restaurant in the hotel. Stay the night!! Great hotel. Perfect venue. Grab your tickets!
Saturday, Feb. 6th-Glasgow, Scotland-The Glad Cafe-I love this place. It is owned and run by musicians and is a class act. There are a few tickets left. Grab yours today!
Sunday, Feb. 7th-Yarrow, Scotland-The Gordon Arms Hotel-I love this special spot in the world. This will be a matinee show at 3pm. This was the first venue I played in the Borders of Scotland. It burned last year and the owners are trying to bring it back to life. Come join us in support of this wonderful place. It is a very small venue so seating is limited. Grab your tickets.
Speaking of Jackson Browne……….I reckon this is my ode to Jackson. We will play this.

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Kevin Montgomery and friends-UK dates 2016-Scotland, England, and Wales

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