Keeping the music going...
I am still here (in case you were wondering)…..

I am still here (in case you were wondering)…..

… and the music hasn’t stopped by any means. While I had a large portion of August set aside for finishing my new recording project Balanceand for my domestic projects (which involve paint, drop cloths, various tools and ladders, etc.) I did get grabbed up for several last-minute performances. I do put additional time into my practice / preparation for my gigs, of course, and I planned on…

View On WordPress

Music means different things to different people.

Music means different things to different people.

Reading Terminal Market 5/11/14

I recently recalled an episode from several years ago — a man and woman came to one of my performances and purchased a CD afterward. They related that they had my previous CD release and the woman added “We love listening to your music during dinner”. My knee-jerk reaction was to respond by snatching their recent purchase from their hands and tell them how my valuable performance, stunning…

View On WordPress

It’s about the music - it’s all good!

It’s about the music – it’s all good!

P1000689 Salt Lake City Airport

It has been a while since I last sat down and put thoughts to paper (virtually, at least). I avoid doing journal-like accounts of my days as that takes time out of whatever I’m doing. While I do have my BA in Journalism (!) if I try chronicling each day I get wrapped up in grammar, phrasing, sentence flow, etc. and spend too much time on composing material that satisfies…

View On WordPress

Winter NAMM came and went….

Winter NAMM came and went….

…. and, along with my son, so did I.

The Winter NAMM Show is overwhelming — the very first time you go it will cause dizziness and severely sore feet. Then there’s confusion, disorientation and a feeling of ‘what am I doing over here when I should be over there?’ First and foremost it’s a music industry trade show, intended as a promotional endeavor for hundreds of companies that are involved in…

View On WordPress

2014 is now here…..… and part of me wonders where 2013 went and why it went there so quickly.
To be honest, I am not…View Post

2014 is now here…..

… and part of me wonders where 2013 went and why it went there so quickly.

To be honest, I am not…

View Post

There were a lot of things going on…..…. and, it seems, I was in the midst of it all, for a change. I have been recounting my fortune…View Post

There were a lot of things going on…..

…. and, it seems, I was in the midst of it all, for a change. I have been recounting my fortune…

View Post

I always say ‘I wish I was busier’…… when it comes to my musical pursuits. I just reviewed the past two months and realized I have…View Post

I always say ‘I wish I was busier’…

… when it comes to my musical pursuits. I just reviewed the past two months and realized I have…

View Post

Guitar things……. are on my mind. And it’s been a while since I posted.
My apologies.
In the midst of preparing…View Post

Guitar things…

…. are on my mind. And it’s been a while since I posted.

My apologies.

In the midst of preparing…

View Post

It’s a Summer thing!I mean the disturbing feeling that the months of June, July and August are shorter than the other…View Post

It’s a Summer thing!

I mean the disturbing feeling that the months of June, July and August are shorter than the other…

View Post

When is a jazz festival not a jazz festival?

When bookers and promoters go ‘cross-genre’ and book music that falls outside the stylistic definition of jazz, yet keep ‘jazz’ in the festival title.

It’s not just including, say, a blues artist or a newgrass group — both genres have some common ground…

View Post