Derailed, but Recovering

When I started songwriting in earnest and learning how to play guitar, sing, and get on stage, way back in 2011, I had one constant goal: don't suck. As it happens, I've managed to do that from time to time…


Been Forever

It has been forever since I've posted a blog entry on this site. I have plenty of excuses. I have a very select audience, so it's not like I have requests pouring in.

Anyway, I've been writing a lot this…


February Album Writing Month and Late Winter Shows

Despite my best attempts at turning back time, 2018 proceeds with abandon. I have shows coming up that are going to be highlights of this calendar year.

Just wrapped up writing fourteen new songs in February as part of February…


More about the songs of Fire and Steam

Earlier this month I released my new album "Fire and Steam" on bandcamp and also made a limited run CD availalable for order. I'd like to walk through the tracks a bit to give more background on the inspiration behind…


Exclusive! Listen to ten tracks of Fire and Steam

Streaming exclusive! Here on my website only you can listen to the entire Fire and Steam album now before the full-album digital release on October 2, 2017! So many people to thank for making this possible -- the support…


Still kicking!

Well, the it's been a long time since I've updated entries to this blog but it's certainly not a reliable sign of inactivity. I've been writing new songs, doing local shows, traveling, and preparing for my third solo album to…


Happy New Year! 2017 Abounds!

So many exciting adventures in store for 2017; can't wait to tackle the projects I have in mind, and make some traveling dates happen as the year rolls on by! So many songs to record, wondering if this will be…


Song about Edward Snowden

It surprises some of my friends that I have not written a song about Edward Snowden. I wrote a song a few years back called "Who Will Tell Us The Truth?" about Chelsea Manning, and after all, here in Snowden…


#HoldTheFloor and #NoBillNoBreak

I know that I have fans of my music on all political avenues and boulevards, but if you've listened to my music you know that I am not apologetic in my musical activism. My family and I stayed up rather…


Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tonys Acceptance Sonnet

I was really moved by Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tonys acceptance Sonnet, which reflected upon the terrible tragedy in Orlando on 6/12/2016.

Here's his Sonnet:

"My wife’s the reason anything gets done
She nudges me towards promise by degrees
She is a…