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New Stickers! FREE! 

New Stickers! FREE!
February 25, 2014

I love stickers. When I was a kid, I would collect any and all stickers I could. Even if they were the
"Hello! My name is ______" name tags used for those awkward networking events. Not that I ever went to awkward networking events when I was a kid. But, you know what I mean. I LOVE stickers. I love them so much, I ordered a thousand of them!

Well, they have arrived. And I am giving them away for free.

There are two ways you can get one.

1. Order something, anything, from my online merch store and I'll drop a few stickers in with your order.

2. Come on out to a show! I have some exciting show announcements coming soon, and I always stock my trusty merch suitcase with stickers. No purchase necessary. Just show up and grab a sticker.


Farewell, Hair! 

Farewell, Hair!
February 4, 2014
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Before

After
So, uhh... I kinda got a little haircut.

My wife and I have been growing out our hair for the past two years so that we could donate it. We wanted to do something unique to honor our daughter, Bella, who was born still on September 8, 2011. So, we thought we would donate our hair in her memory.

Well, the time has come. I had about 10 inches of my lovely locks chopped off and we're sending it to Pantene's "Beautiful Lengths" program, which provides free wigs for women with cancer.

I'm definitely enjoying having short hair again. Low maintenance! And I think my wife, my mother, and my mother-in-law are all happy with this change, too. ;) But, the long hair was fun while it lasted.











One Word for 2014: Serve 

"One Word for 2014: Serve"
January 21, 2014
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On January 1st of last year I shared that my "One Resolution for 2013" was, simply, "DO!" I was introduced to this concept of boiling your goals down to a single word that you can focus on for an entire year. It certainly helped me focus on the things I wanted to accomplish. So, I am at it again this year.

My one word?

Serve!

I wanted to keep the momentum from 2013 going, but this time I wanted to focus on ways I can "do" for others. I have been incredibly blessed lately. So many people have poured themselves into my career and family and my personal life, I want to "give back" this year and learn to to be a more generous and giving person.

When I think about the people I look up to and consider wise and successful, they are always serving. They are generous. They give, and love to give. I want to be like that.

So, here's to 2014! Time to serve.

Cheers!
-Kurt


"The Wake" LIVE at the EOP Songwriter Shootout [VIDEO] 

"The Wake" LIVE at the EOP Songwriter Shootout
January 14, 2014
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Back in November of 2013 I had the honor and privilege of participating in the Eddie Owen Presents Songwriter Shootout #3 at Red Clay Theatre. Eddie Owen (founder of the legendary Eddie's Attic) has become a friend of mine over the last few years and he is doing something very special in the northeast Atlanta (Gwinnett) area. The Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, GA has welcomed many nationally touring singer songwriters to their beautiful stage since Eddie took over. And, just as he was the driving force behind the songwriter's open mic at the Attic, he has brought his passion for the song to Red Clay.

Many people have rallied behind Eddie and his vision, including the folks at the Open Mic Project (www.omplive.com). So, on the night of the shootout, they were there shooting video of each of us performers, 25 in all, so that we could share our performances with you.

So, here it is! Check out my performance of "The Wake" and feel free to leave a comment below. I think Open Mic Project did a great job with these videos, so I hope you'll check out some more of the performances by the other artists who shared their songs that night. Thanks for watching!

Cheers!
Kurt



Kurt Scobie from OMPlive on Vimeo.



A Southern Christmas @ Red Clay Theatre 

A Southern Christmas @ Red Clay Theatre
December 10, 2013
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"Christmas is coming
The goose is getting fat
Please do put a penny in the old man's hat"

That is a song my mother used to sing to me and my siblings each year at Christmas. To this day I have no idea what it means or why she sang it to me, but I thought I'd share it with you anyway. :)

I hope you are enjoying time with family this holiday season and are celebrating with your own family traditions. The older I get, the more I value traditions and recognize their power of creating memorable moments.

Speaking of memorable moments...

My Christmas show is coming up and this is a tradition I plan on continuing for years to come. If you are in the Atlanta area on Saturday, December 14th, I hope you will join me and my friends at Red Clay Theatre (Duluth, GA). Jennifer Daniels, Mike Kinnebrew, Stephanie Staples and I will be sharing a mix of original and Christmas tunes on my favorite stage in the southeast. We are very excited for this show!

Check out this cool promo video from Jennifer Daniels team.



TICKETS are available athttp://bit.ly/1bE6BGr

RSVP via FACEBOOK athttp://on.fb.me/1bJd039

Whether you can make the show or not, I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

Cheers!
-Kurt

YouTube: LIVE at Red Clay Theatre  

YouTube: LIVE at Red Clay Theatre
September 4, 2013
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On July 13th I had the honor of opening for my friend Sarah Peacock at Red Clay Theatre (Eddie Owen Presents) in Duluth, GA. This place has got to be one of the best rooms for live music in the country! Seriously. I love this stage. More importantly, I love the people who are behind RCT. Eddie Owen has become a good friend over the past few years. He threw several opportunities my way when I was first trying to find my way in the Atlanta music scene, including an opening slot for The Civil Wars the first time they played at Eddie's Attic. Eddie cares about live music and it is evident in everything he does.

So, I am absolutely thrilled to release these six songs and not only give you acoustic versions of some of my songs you've heard on previous albums, but to display what an awesome-sounding room (which comes from an awesome culture that values live music) we have in Georgia. If you've never been to a show at Red Clay Theatre, you simply must. #lifeisinthesong

I hope you like these videos. Please share it. Six original songs, performed live, just me and a piano (a beautiful Hailun), at Red Clay Theatre.

And stay tuned! These recordings will soon be available on iTunes and many other online music stores.

Cheers!
-Kurt




"LIVE at Red Clay Theatre" - Kurt Scobie
Recorded July 13, 2013
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www.facebook.com/LIVEatrRdClayTheatre

TRACK LIST
1. The Ride
2. Oh How You Keep Me
3. The Romancer
4. The Wake
5. Renewed *NEW*
6. Cue

Special thanks to Derek Scearcé for recording and editing these videos.
Special thanks to Jake Rye for mastering the audio.

Feeling Discouraged? 

Feeling Discouraged?
August 29, 2013
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Feeling discouraged?

So am I.

I mean, by the time you read this I might not be feeling this way. Actually, by the time I finish writing this blog I could be completely optimistic and positive, wondering why I am even writing this post. Discouragement is a feeling, and feelings are more temporary than Facebook's privacy settings.

My point is that it doesn't really matter how you feel (well, it kinda does, but...), what matters is that you push through that. I heard recently that your actions are like the engine of a train and your feelings are like the cars dragging behind. Don't trust your feelings to lead you. Rather, do what it is you know you need to do, and your feelings will follow.

Please note that I am not telling you to disregard your feelings altogether. But, don't let them dictate your actions. Let your actions dictate your feelings. Feel what you feel, but in the midst of discouragement and weariness press on. Move forward.

“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.” ― Zig Ziglar

My one word for 2013 is "do". No matter what I am feeling, I have committed to taking action. Now, I am not claiming that I have become a task-accomplishing machine. In fact, if I can be completely honest, I have failed this 2013 mantra more than I have succeeded. But, I haven't given up. And that is the key. Don't give up.

Don't give up.

Feeling discouraged? Most people stop just before a major breakthrough. Don't give up.

Don't give up.

In-The-Round w/ Joy, Carl, & Brooke 

In-The-Round w/ Joy, Carl, & Brooke
August 12, 2013

Not only am I excited to share a bill with these fine songwriters, but I am extra excited to play this show IN-THE-ROUND. If you've never experienced this type of show before, I highly recommend it!

If you are planning on coming to the show (yay!) and have not heard any of the artists on the bill, be sure to get a taste of their music. Below are a few links from each of us. Remember to buy your tickets and RSVP on Facebook!

TICKETS: http://bit.ly/13gMsCy
FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/13s2Vzw

CARL DYLAN
www.carldylan.com
www.facebook.com/carldylanmusic
www.twitter.com/carldylan
www.youtube.com/carldylanmusic

JOY IKE
www.joyike.com
www.facebook.com/joyikemusic
www.twitter.com/joyike
www.youtube.com/joyike

BROOKE ANNIBALE
www.brookeannibale.com
www.facebook.com/brookeannibale
www.twitter.com/brookeannibale
www.youtube.com/brookeannibale

Poster by Joy Ike


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