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Posted on August 19, 2016 with 0 comments

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Hello from the other side

Posted on July 19, 2016 with 0 comments
Wish I could steal that title (and voice) from Adele. I am emerging after the gut punching couple of years that were 2014 and 2015. I have new music in the works and a new band. Stay tuned for news about those exciting projects! 

Insurmountable

Posted on November 11, 2014 with 0 comments
That's what I should call my record, 'cause that's certainly how it seems. Getting together this evening with our good friend (and even gooder bandmate), Scott Neubert, at his Studio 19. Going to rework some of my older songs in a bluegrass vein to pitch them to some of the bluegrass artists and musicians we know. It's forward progress. Onward ho. 

MY "Begin Again"

Posted on July 14, 2014 with 0 comments
First a Taylor Swift song by the same name, now a movie called “Begin Again.” That’s the problem with having an idea and just sitting on it for a few years. I remember when, just before putting out my first record that I had spent 2-3 years making, someone else released a cover of “Love My Way.” I was SO disappointed.
Some sort of zeitgeist happens and sometimes you find yourself a part of that. Obviously, my song called “Begin Again” will not have the exposure that Taylor Swift does or that of a major motion picture. But the few (and greatly appreciated) folks that WILL hear my song will probably wonder if I was influenced (to put it nicely) by these other incarnations of the same title. I was not. I began writing that song probably around 2012.
I wrote the song because of trying to stay on a workout schedule and/or a diet and/or whatever new old thing that you think is going to bring you happiness and make you like yourself more. The wagon. And [...]
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Funk aka existential crisis

Posted on April 15, 2014 with 0 comments
Going to try playing out a little bit - writer's nights, what have you - and see if that pulls me out of my funk. 


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