My Politic

I am extremely fortunate to have a number of awesome and talented musician friends, so when I got the call from Kaston asking me to do the My Politic photoshoot I jumped! Here’s a little info about the band:

My Politic is an indie/americana trio hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. The musical stories they craft have drawn comparisons to songwriting greats such as John Prine and Townes Van Zandt, and to contemporary artists like The Avett Brothers and The Milk Carton Kids. Tight harmonies, intelligent songwriting and their obvious passion for live performance have become integral to their musical identity. It all began back in 2003 when Nick Pankey and Kaston Guffey met in the small town of Ozark, Missouri and played in several bands before forming My Politic in 2007. They recorded their first album, “A Few Words I Couldn’t Find Yesterday” in 2008. After playing for years in the Springfield, MO area they decided to move to Boston, MA and try their luck on the East Coast. In 2012, “Could You Come Home” and “Oh My Love” from the Album “Younger Still,” released in 2010, were featured on the Real L Word on the Showtime network. In 2013, the band released their fifth album “Love and A Motor Home.” Since forming, the band has played countless shows across the US, which has helped solidify their Americana sound. My Politic made the move to Nashville, TN in the Fall of 2013 where they have expanded their sound with the help of mandolin/dobro player Wilson Conroy, bassist Will Cafaro, fiddler Jen Starsinic and occasionally drummer John Wood. “Anchor”, the bands 6th album was released in 2015 to critical acclaim. In 2017, the band started recording their 7th album (first studio production) titled “12 Kinds Of Lost” at the Sound Emporium. The album is set to release late summer 2017.

Check’em out here!

Boys & Girls Club of Maury County 2017 Great Futures Luncheon

Boys & Girls Club of Maury County 2017 Great Futures Luncheon

The Annual “Great Futures Luncheon” is one of the Club’s main fundraising events and is attended by 300+ community leaders. This year’s luncheon was held on Tuesday, April 4th in the upstairs event space at Puckett’s downtown Columbia.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is to “enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” The vision statement of the Boys & Girls Club of Maury County is: “We strive each day to POSITIVELY IMPACT Youth, STRENGTHEN Families, and ENRICH Maury County, one child at a time.

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Mule Day Parade 2017

Photos from the 2017 Mule Day Parade!

From Wikipedia:”Mule Day” has been a popular Columbia tradition for nearly 170 years, since the 1840s. It began as “Breeder’s Day”, a single day livestock show and mule market event held on the first Monday in May. Over time, “Mule Day” evolved from a single day event into a multi-day festival, attracting thousands of attendees, lasting almost a week. According to its official website, the heavy involvement of Maury County in the mule industry caused the event to grow for a time into “one of the largest livestock markets in the world.”

In 1933, Thomas Marion Brown had the idea for a Mule Day Parade and Celebration as a way to bring in money to the community. He approached W.D. Hastings of the Daily Herald and J.J. Johnson to bring this event to life. They went to the Chamber of Commerce and in 1934 the First Mule Day Parade was a reality. Tom designed the Mule Day Crown which is on display in the Maury County Public Library. He was the first Grand Marshal and led the parade for about 7 years.

Mule Day suddenly gained wider notice in 2006 when the Mule Day Parade listing in the National Asset Database, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) list of potential terrorism targets, was featured in a New York Times article.