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Pinehurst and the Golf God

I haven’t posted a new golf song in a while, so why not begin with one about the site where this year’s US Open will be.   This song speculates if there is a golf god he must live in Pinehurst, NC.

And if you encounter him on the back nine on Sunday, don’t bet against him.  Thanks for listening!

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May 30 “Love Rockets Over the Red Sea”

Our show at Pinehurst last night turned out to be a blast.  We had some issues getting there and getting home but we made it safe and sound at least.   Playing wedding gigs is always a lot of fun because it’s such a joyous occasion.   I played mandolin on about ten songs which I haven’t done in years.   Pinewild Country Club looked pretty nice and I’ve heard that it’s a good track as well.

Today’s song  is based on an old song I wrote when I was a governer’s page in Raleigh one week back in high school.  I remember spending most of my time reading Frank Zappa’s autobiography.

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May 29th “The Golf Gods and Pinehurst”

My band is playing in Pinehurst tonight at a wedding rehearsal, so I thought it was only appropriate to write a Pinehurst themed golf song.   The last few years I’ve had the pleasure of going to Pinehurst a few times a year to perform or to play in golf tournaments.   The Carolina Golf Hall of Fame is there as well and I’m hoping my friend Howard Ward, a wonderful writer who has carried the golf voice of Pinehurst will get the nod this year.

“The Golf God and Pinehurst” is about how if there is a golf god, he’s living in Pinehurst.

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May 28th “Best Kept Secret”

What a week and it’s still going.  I’ve got an acoustic gig out of town tonight and then drive even farther tomorrow for a Master Plan gig at a wedding in Pinehurst.  Weddings are a ton of fun to play.  Everybody is there to have a good time.  It’ll also be our first gig with our new guitar player and vocalist Chris Campbell.

It’s a country themed thing, so we  get to get our country on which is also a lot of fun.   Today’s song is a british rock inspired song, created when I put it on the british rock selection on my amp.

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