About two months ago, I drove my sturdy Honda most of the way across the US after performing shows in my home town(s) of Pullman and Seattle, Washington. In just three days it carried me all the way from the northwest to Missouri. The year is flying by, with two tours in the US, and preparations to head back to Asia, this time to Japan for a three and a half month artist residency in the southern prefecture of Fukuoka. In June I head to the Italian Riviera for the finals of the Sanremo Festival Degli Autori competition and several recording sessions on many different projects. Hello, 2010!