placeholder

Christmas in the Air

The Holiday Season… and winter! …approaches once again. Summer was, as always, very busy with lots of shows and road trips. It's what I call my ant-storing-up-for-winter season, as this time of year is always slower, with no outdoor festivals…

Read more
placeholder

The 22nd Row

I'm very excited about my latest project: I've assembled a band of talented, seasoned musicians to perform the music of Elton John. Elton's music was the chief soundtrack to my junior high days in the 1970's...  a musical companion through…

Read more
placeholder

Into a New Year...

I'm now 6 years+ into my return to full-time music, and I'm still survivin' :) I have been amazingly provided for, even throughout the covid epidemic that threatened to put me (and many others) out of business. Somehow, someway, God…

Read more
placeholder

We Need to Catch Up!

It's been way too long since I've posted any news. In the past year, with covid shutting down so many things, it just didn't feel like there was a whole lot to report. But there's always something going on, so…

Read more
placeholder

It Shall Be Released...

...in fact, it already has!  My latest album, Spiritfruit, was officially released on Friday, November 29 and is already selling well and earning very favorable reviews.

Like this one by Peter Welle, Blogger/Musician: "After long months of recording in…

Read more
placeholder

SpiritFruit

Now that the crazy whirlwind of summer (playing up to 20 shows a month!) has wound down, I've been able to spend more time working on my upcoming album, Spiritfruit. I've got about 6 tracks completed. I feel it's…

Read more
placeholder

Here It Comes...

Winter in a state like Minnesota can be a slow and somewhat tough time for us working musicians. There just aren't as many opportunities to perform as there are in nice weather. Summertime lends itself to additional opportunities, like restaurant…

Read more
placeholder

Upcoming Album and Other Uncertainties :)

I've never been a prolific songwriter. I'm not cranking out a tune a day... in fact, sometimes a month will go by without any concrete creative output. Being that live performance is currently my main source of income, I focus…

Read more
placeholder

Heavenly Peace

I love this time of year.  As a Christian, no matter how stressful this season can be, with all its parties and shopping and overeating and bad driving conditions and commercial greed and overplayed Christmas songs on the radio... I'm…

Read more
placeholder

Goodbye, Tom Petty

I bought my first Tom Petty album in 1980. It was Damn the Torpedoes, his latest at that time. I loved what I heard... songs like "Refugee", "Here Comes My Girl", "Don't Do Me Like That" and "Even the…

Read more
placeholder

My Sincere Thanks

So here I am, over a year and a half into my return to self-employment as a musician. To say I'm thankful for the way things have gone would be an understatement. I've been blessed with the freedom, and financial…

Read more
placeholder

Gearing Up for Summer Shows / House Concerts

I've worked hard over the winter adding venues to my list of places to perform. Happily, my summer is booked fairly solid (53 shows booked through the end of September), though I still have some dates I'd like to fill...…

Read more