Tour Video wrap up

I’m so pleased to have put this mini movie together not only for preserving the memory of such adventures for myself and my son but to share the journey with you! Madluv!

Opening for THE father of Rock’n’Roll.

Last week I had the honor of opening for the man many credit with “inventing” rock n roll. John Lennon once said “if they didn’t call it rock’n’roll, they’d call it Chuck Berry.” Whatever you call it, it’s obviously keeping Chuck Berry young… this man at 86 years old is still doing his famous Duck Walk and showing moments of absolute awesomeness. I can only imagine the rocking that was happening back in the day… when he invented rocking.

It was at his venue in St Louis called the Duck Room (at Blueberry Hill) and it was a sold out show, packed wall to wall with Chuck Berry fans (some just fans of music/history who came to get a glimpse). We played a 45 minute set which went really well as we won some new fans… but the whole time I was thinking “don’t say Chuck Berry.” It’s one of the few rules you are told when opening for Chuck Berry is that you are not permitted to say his name. My first thought was that Chuck Berry must be as evil as Lord Voldemort (referred to as “He Who Must Not Be Named” in the Harry Potter books). Then, I figured it makes sense – a man of such fame and reputation needs no introduction. Touche, Chuck Berry. It was especially difficult because I had planned to tell the story of how the first song I ever sang on stage was a Chuck Berry song. I ended up just naming the song title (Johnny B Goode) and everyone screamed as though I had said “free money!” or “welcome to Oprah’s giveaway show!”

All joking aside, and despite Chuck being very elusive (got to shake his hand and barely get this photo – he’s yelling ‘next’) it was a true reminder for me that this whole thing is one step at time. One exciting small event by small event. If there’s a skip in the beat of the heart, you’re on the right track. Like I said in my FB post that morning…

“About to board a plane to St Louis where tonight I open for Chuck Berry. This photo is me singing his “Johnny B Goode” at my cousins wedding over 20 years ago. It is the first song I ever performed live. So I’ve been at this for over 20 years and I’ve got a long way to go to get to where I want to be, but I do know when to stop and appreciate full circle moments like this. Thanks all of you who support and inspire me along this journey. #stickwithit

Rock on, Chuck. And thanks to you, Mr Berry, the rest of us can too.

San Diego Homecoming Show!

San Diego friends please join us 6:30pm this Thursday 6/27 at the Encinitas Library for our homecoming show. Full band, book signing and tour slideshow! It’s free and all ages so bring children! Check out the article in the Coast News. Madluv!

What a Trip!

The tour is winding down and it has been an awesome 5 months of music, travel, people and adventure. Thanks to all who have come to shows and book signing and honk their horns out on the road and said “hi” at gas stations. St Louis was the last big stop of the tour before and below is a vid of the last week. There is so much video footage that we’ll be catching up on editing and sharing over the coming months. ┬áNow we’re looking forward to our San Diego return show at the Encinitas Library 6:30pm Thursday June 27th. Madluv and see you again soon!

 

Concert at your place?

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We’ve done a handful of house concerts this tour and want to do more because they are so much fun and are a unique. Let us know if you want one in you place. This is where we’ll be and when!
TAMPA, FL March 13-16
DAYTONA BEACH, FL March 22-23
SAVANNAH, GA March 24-25
COLUMBIA, SC March 27-29
CHARELSTON, SC March 30-31
MYRTLE BEACH, SC April 1-2
CHARLOTTE, NC April 3-4
ASHEVILLE, NC April 5-7
RALEIGH, NC April 9-11
VIRGINIA BEACH, NC April 12-13
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA April 14-15
WASHINGTON, DC April 16-21
BALTIMORE, MD April 22
PHILADELPHIA, PA April 24-26
NEW HAMPSHIRE May 6
BOSTON, CONNECTICUT, MAINE May 7-11
PROVIDENCE, VERMONT May 7-11
SYRACUSE, NY May 12-13
TORONTO, CANADA May 14-15
BUFFALO NY, May 16
PITTSBURG, PA May 17
COLUMBUS, OH May 18
INDIANA, IN May 19
CHICAGO, IL May 20
KANSAS CITY, MO June 3-4
DENVER, CO June 5-8
MOAB, UT June 9-10
PROVO, UT June 11
SALT LAKE CITY / PARK CITY, UT June 12-15

Interview with CreativeEdgeMusic.com

Before the fun tour launch show at Belly Up a few weeks ago, Lee was interviewed by CreativeEdgeMusic.com

They make him sound pretty legit so we encourage you to read it… ;o)

http://www.creativeedgemusic.com/2013/02/the-song-writer-lee-coulter-novel-music.html

Lee’s talk at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2012

TEDx events bring together innovators, explorers, teachers and learners to encourage conversation and collaboration. Their vision is to be a local forum for ideas that inspire people to change their lives and their world.

I had the honor of speaking at the TEDxYouth@SanDiego event a few months ago and they just posted the video. I cannot emphasize enough, if you ever get a chance to attend a TED or TEDx event, please do. As one of the other speakers, actor Richard Dreyfuss, said at the same event in 2011, if everyone in the world attended a TEDx event, it would be a much better place.

New Music Video – “CAMEO”

Here’s the new video for “Cameo”! So excited to share. Mad love people!

Everybody has these two things:
1. at least one talent or a passion.
2. a voice in their head doubting that talent or passion.
I wrote “Cameo” as a sort of shut-up to that voice.

We shot this video in one day in North County San Diego with the exception of a few of our friends and fam holding their cards up. Everyone was such a good sport as we were hustling to get this done. Thank you.

HUGE THANKS TO:
SHARISSE COULTER for not only shooting this video and brainstorming the concept with me but adding her input in lyrics. We sat up late one night after chatting about our friend who we adore, who didn’t see how awesome she is and I had a guitar in my hands and this song sort of just formed out of that discussion.
ARIANA HESTER – our gorgeous and amazing friend who stars in this video and yes is actually an aspiring fiction writer. Keeping it real! You were so willing and wonderful to work with. Can’t thank you enough!
The Truymans for letting us use their house. Again. Hugs!
Zel’s Del Mar for letting us crash their wonderful restaurant.
The Saddle Bar, Solana Beach for use of their awesome space.
All the friends who gave up their afternoon to share their smiles and dreams with us in Solana Beach. You’ve all GOT IT GOING ON for sure!
The rest of my friends and fam who agreed to put your dreams and lovely mugs on camera.
I really hope we did you proud.
Mad love!

Things people say to you when you’re on stage #1

“You have the cheekbones that Michael Jackson saw and told the plastic surgeon he wanted. Sorry he can’t be with us.” – Dancing 20-something woman.