CDs Arrived, New Song release w/ Victoria Canal & Live Show Guest Performers

CDs Arrived, New Song release w/ Victoria Canal & Live Show Guest Performers

First, we just got the new CDs delivered to our home and it’s on and pop’n:

We’re so close to the “Limitless Love & Light” CD Release party on Sunday, 10/11, I can feel the energy!  Are you ready for some love and light in an intimate community setting, with great music, food and people (plus child care *smile*)? It all starts for only $10 in advance if you get tickets online now here ($15 day of show).

The intent of this night is for each of us to feel the presence of the divine through music and human connection; to experience the love and light together in various expansive forms and to remember our own soul’s purpose for being here!!!

I’ll be performing all the songs from “Limitless Love & Light” as well two other special ones.  To get you ready, here’s a newly released song, “Hold Me Now,” featuring the AMAZINGLY talented Victoria Canal, who will be performing the song with me live (so excited)!  Check it out:

What did you think?  Hope you hear her voice is as beautiful as Kathy and I do.  In addition to Victoria joining to sing the above duet (plus one other we’ll perform from the album),   several other dear and talented musicians will join me on stage…  including our very own amazing daughter, Jolie! Wooohooo! Her voice is blossoming beautifully! Check out all the artists:

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There are so many people in our lives who are helping bring this night about!  I must confess that my wife, Kathy, is simply AMAZING as well!  She has been working like she’s back managing her old music conference… though this is a much smaller endeavor, her to do list made me cringe when I saw it during one of our meetings!  This is just one of her lists:

So glad she’s great at what she does and has a passion for the management side of things.   It’s what she got her degree in and envisioned doing long ago (managing artists), just as I had hoped to be in a relationship working together in music.  I’m grateful we’re a team!

We’ve ASKED, BELIEVED and have both been working diligently  to ensure we all RECEIVE a MAGICAL experience on this night… and we are not ALONE!  LOVE has shown up in BIG and BEAUTIFUL ways to support our efforts and help with what we need through YOU!  Yes, YOU!

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to:

  • those of you who have already bought (or will by) tickets  to come and enjoy this experience with us.  You will add your own beautiful energy to the evening and help amplify the energy!
  • those of you who can’t make it but are sending love and light our way as well as helping us spread the word!
  • those of you who are donating equipment, services, time, and energy to help us ensure everyone has a wonderful experience we can all remember – from the PA, our sound man, our merch and door volunteers, our caterer, our childcare provider, our facility, our videographer, our photographers – everything we’ve needed has been provided, and then some!
  • those of you who are showing up as artists to add your musical talents to the songs as we perform them live and let the spirit move us!

I thank you all in advance for being a part of it!

I’ll have a couple of announcement during the show that will also provide ways to experience this love and light through ACTION, so come prepared to LOVE, CONNECT, and BE INSPIRED.

See you very soon!

“Limitless Love & Light” CD is mixed, mastered, designed and off to press

“Limitless Love & Light” CD is mixed, mastered, designed and off to press

Whew! Folks, my first solo CD, “Limitless Love & Light,” is finally complete!  Super producer, Rick Beato, helped complete production, mixing and mastering in record time and Ken Lanyon finished mastering the CD yesterday, so the project is now off to Disc Makers for manufacturing.

Here is a sneak peek of one of the tracks – “You Are Welcome Here,” a song I wrote about unity at the request of Penelope Williams, Creative Arts Director at Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta:

I think of “You Are Welcome Here” as a song for anyone seeking to welcome love, peace and unity in their world and I’ve adopted it as a the theme song for my online community (which you can join here).

I gotta tell you… there are so many songs I’m itching to share with you from the CD. I’m like a little kid who unwrapped his Christmas gifts, so I can’t thank you all enough for supporting the Kickstarter to help make this happen!

We’ll get the physical copies just in time for the Advanced CD Release Party in Atlanta on Sunday, 10/11 (6 PM) at Trinity Center for Spiritual Living where I’ll be joined by several dear friends on stage.  If you haven’t picked up tickets / VIP packages yet, or just want more details, get them right here.

 

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Kickstarter, Hapeville UMC, Happy Days Festival, Swaha Farewell, & PIPU, Oh My!

Kickstarter, Hapeville UMC, Happy Days Festival, Swaha Farewell, & PIPU, Oh My!

First, Love & Light to all those who were affected by the US events of 9/11 so many years ago.  May well all master choosing love & light and be free of suffering!

There are so many amazing things going on right now and I am grateful!  I’d like to share some of the me with you:
Gaol2-update-imgThe”Limitless Love & Light” Kickstarter campaign we launched a little over a week ago hit our primary goal of $5,500 in 4 days (THANK YOU!!!!!) and now we’re focused on the next flex goal of $22,400. We’ve met with the producer we wanted to use (which would put our project at $39K with touring, marketing and promotion).  You can check out all the updates so far here, including a behind the scenes look at the studio and a sneak peek of one of the new songs, “Accept it All.”

Haven’t checked out the project yet? Click here.

ON THE ROAD

Next, I have several awesome shows coming up that I’d love to see you at. Check the tours page for the full list, including Trinity Center for Spiritual Living’s founder’s day. Here are a few others to note:

 

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I’m returning to join my friends at Hapeville United Methodist this Sunday (9/13) right in my own neighborhood. It’s a free Sunday service, so come out and bring your family and friends to join us in beautiful Hapeville, GA (just 10 minutes south of downtown Atlanta).

 

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I’ll be performing at the Hapeville Happy Days Festival on Saturday, 9/19 at Jess Lucas Park with an awesome band called Sweetwater Junction. I’ll be joined by two other singers and we’ll be playing everything from Country to Rock, Motown to Pop from 11 AM to 5 PM. Bring the whole family and some friends to have some fun with us!

 

On September 26th, I’m honored to join the Flying Mystics for a Swaha Productions farewell show at the Druid Hills Baptist church (http://www.reverbnation.com/open_graph/show/16946278). I’ll be kicking off the set at 8pm, followed by the Flying Mystics at 8:50 PM.

 

PIPU

Finally, I’m excited to join the awesome line up for PLUG IN POWER UP at Atlanta Unity on Oct 3, for a power packed one-day conference featuring  speakers, music, fellowship and fun.  Lose your funk, find your power and prosperity.  Join us for an afternoon of insight and inspiration for empowered living.  RSVP by using our special Early Bird Ticket Discount: PIPU09I
You’ll also receive a FREE Workbook of the event material.

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Join my online community to stay up to date with all the latest announcements, including the CD release:

From the road: Limitless Love & Light tour underway with the family

From the road: Limitless Love & Light tour underway with the family

We’re now 3 shows in on the part one of my first solo tour -the Limitless Love & Light tour – and it’s been a tremendous blessing!

Our first (a lot of firsts… lol) donation based house concert was co-hosted by Michelle Richards and Kate Lyman in Ball Ground GA, and we had a great time hanging with dear friends, meeting some new friends, and making smores around a fire after the concert:

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St Augustine Weclome SignThen, we hit the road for a three week stretch with the first stop in St. Augustine, FL where we played our first outdoor donation based house concert at Tom & Roxanne Gibes‘ home and made many more new friends!

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One of the great things we’re finding is when we stay with people like Tom & Roxanne on the tour, it really feels like you’re staying with family.  The kids enjoyed their time just as much as we did there and as you can see, below, Johnny made great use of the hot tub:

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The next day, we enjoyed a great Sunday service at the Center for Spiritual Living at St. Augustine where I played a few songs during the service and had a great concert after the service!  We also got to celebrate our dear friend, Lynne Pouliot’s birthday with her!  Thanks to all who came out to these events and connected with us.

The CSL at St Augustine is  a wonderful, loving community and we’re very grateful to Tom, Roxanne, Rev. Ken, Judie and everyone else for having us there and making feel so welcomed!

Derrick-StepNext, we joined our St. Augustine friends, Derrick & Stephanie,  to stay at their beautiful home for a few days of down time.

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They have a 6 year old son (little Derrick)  that our 6 year old son (Johnny) gets along with famously, so they are running up and down the stairs playing “ninja” and hide and seek as I type this.

We’ve had so many  great experiences already that it’s hard to believe we’re barely a week into the tour.  Here’s are some other cool highlights we’re thankful for:

  •  Enjoyed some healthy, delicious food at Manatee Cafe w/ Tom & Roxanne
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  • Watched Inside Out at Epic Movie Theater with several members of CSL St Augustine (good movie, btw)
  • Enjoyed time on the beach w/ Stephanie and little Derrick
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  • Sold a ton of books and copies of the new live EP (CD)
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  • Received so much love and support from so many wonderful people
  • Enjoyed many great conversations with our hosts and new friends

It’s also been nice to be able to get work done during some down time on what  truly feels like a tour / working vacation. I’m so grateful for how this has all gone thus far.

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I’m also tremendously grateful for my amazing wife / co-manger / super woman, Kathy, who’s helped book, coordinate and plan the whole tour!

As I’ve shared with many of you before, I dreamed of having a wife who I could work with in the music industry, so it’s been awesome to get to work together on this.  I’ve also dreamed of having my family with me on tour for quite some time, so to finally be here and enjoying this all now is such a blessing.  I thank God / Source / The Divine for allowing us to experience this together, connecting with and sharing our lives with so many beautiful souls!

We’re planning to do donation based house concerts throughout the East coast starting in August and running through the fall and then hit the West coast thereafter.   If you are interested in hosting one, all you need is a love of live music, a space to fit 20+ seated people (e.g. living room, back yard, community center, etc.) and some friends to invite to a donation based concert.  You can even co-host with a friend like Michelle and Kate did.   Just email us at hcbooking@johnstringerinc.com and we’ll fill you in on the details.

Next up:  Ocala, Orlando, Largo, Tallahassee and then, we’ll make our way back home with a stop in Byron, GA!  Hope to see you at one of our stops along the way.

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Science Sunday: Issue #2 – Apples & Lemons, Oh My!

Science Sunday: Issue #2 – Apples & Lemons, Oh My!

Welcome to the second edition of Science Sunday, with John H. Stringer IV & V.  In this edition we learn what happens when an apple is cut open and left to sit.  We also learn about ph balance of a lemon and the enzyme inside apples that causes an interesting chemical reaction.

Apples, Rasins, Grapes & Lemons

As you’ll see in the video, after a while, a cut apple turns brown.  We learned that an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase is released and it has a chemical reaction with oxygen in the air. The reaction causes the fruit to turn brown.  We used lemon juice on the acid and oxygen reacted with the lemon first to prevent the apple from turning brown. Pretty neat, right?

If you’d like to do this same experiment, got to hometrainingtools.com. Y

You can also use our affiliate link to pick our favorite experiment book, “Awesome Experiments for Curious Kids: Electricity and Magnetism, Forces, Plants and Living Things, Heat, Materials, Light and Sound.”    We’ll use this book for a lot of our upcoming experiments, so if pick up a copy using our affiliate link, we’ll get a commission to help fund our experiments.

Be sure to subscribe to the youtube Science Sunday play list for future episodes.

Stay curious!

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