celebrating his album's anniversary on October 22nd. Ryan's excellent first solo album, In Time, happens to include "The Village That They Call the Moy", which I really like, along with lots of other great original songs. One of my other absolute favorite living musicians, Neil Byrne, had his release date anniversary for his Pale Blue Jak project album, Faces, on Sunday October 14th, but we are still waiting for his blog post.
Ryan will also be doing another live chat via stickam, on the 22nd, and I hope by then I can figure out why my computer hates stickam so I can actually log in. I was present and watching for Paul Byrom's latest stickam chat and for Damian McGinty's, but so far I have had lousy luck logging in successfully. Still, this video chat idea has been pretty great for making these guys more accessible to their many scattered fans. I hope Neil might find time to do a live video chat too sometime soon, but obviously doing one yesterday didn't happen.
Acoustic by Candlelight tour. They have dates posted for Washington, Oregon, California and Texas so far, so I am hoping maybe Colorado will be in there somewhere, if they don't try out their set list in a show here while Celtic Thunder is here in November. A smaller show like theirs would not just be great music and a chance to actually meet both these lovely men, but it would be small enough that my camera could actually get some decent pictures no matter where I'm sitting. I do seem to enjoy being at shows more if I can take pictures, anyway, and taking some good pictures of these two men would be a highlight of my year for sure.