In a previous blog titled “Why a Why” posted on March 19, 2012, I wrote about a book called “Start With Why” by Simon Senek that inspired me to try to find my own “why.” I searched and searched for my “why” until one day on a hike on a nearby mountain, it finally came […]
I grew up in the Midwest and when I was 11 years old, I had an adventure that made such a big impression on me that I knew I would some day live on the west coast. My two older brothers and I flew out to Portland Oregon to visit my half sister. She was […]
My experience meeting master luthier Steve Klein and playing some of the most unique guitars ever made. A large bodied guitar similar to the one he made for Joni Mitchell and another rare guitar called a “Transperformance Performer.” It’s a one of a kind self tuning guitar!
It’s not often that I find myself searching for a condom shop. On a recent trip to New Orleans with my son’s High School Jazz Band that’s what I did. With 27 students and 10 chaperones, including me on a jam-packed tour, we stopped for 1 hour in the French Quarter for a quick shopping […]
I had to tease my guitarist the other night at rehearsal because I swear he looks like this guy sometimes when he plays guitar. I can’t help but bust up laughing. He’s got this unique blend of goofy-intense and it makes me wonder if it scares the audience. It is a known fact that musicians […]
I call my wee home studio “LapCat Studio” for a very good reason. Meet Frodo – LapCat numero uno.
One of my latest music projects is a tribute show to the music of Joni Mitchell. I’m calling it “Mostly Joni.” I grew up listening to her and by Jove, my son is now one of the rare 15 year olds in this day and age that is a walking catalog of her music. Thanks […]
Tonight I’m performing a duet with my 15 year old son. This is for an annual show put on by his High School called “Intergeneration Sensation.” We’re performing a Big Band/Swing song titled “Barnyard Boogie” by Louis Jordan. Oddly enough, I’ve been performing this song solo with my acoustic guitar for almost 30 years. It’s […]