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Spotify for lunch

Years ago, in a bar in Tokyo, the owner having discovered I was a musician searched me on Spotify, played me, and I got good approval among the patrons who nodded, smiled, and bought me drinks.  All night. The power of being that accessible on the other side of the world and with such speed […]

2017 flashback

Someone wrote me a note on “Burn” and it was clear that they thought that it was a recent record. 2017 was an epic year for me -the United Nations concert in Boston, the gigs with African poet Marc Alexandre in NYC, the massive St. Barths bucket concert, (which was a kind of culmination of […]

10 Great guitarists in no particular order

I started as a guitarist before singing and then eventually writing.  There are many great guitar players spanning many great styles.  This group of ten are interlinked within the jazz and blues world and what that makes them “stand out” is their ultimately unique approach to the guitar. In no particular order, 10 great guitarists: […]

Course Corrections

The new recording “Course Corrections” will have a release date soon.  That’s another way of saying that things are progressing well on it. There are still tickets available for this weekend in Somerville, Saturday July 3rd at 7pm. Ticket link

Tapestry

Im getting back on my feet again I’m coming back to the world I see a light I never saw before It was always on And this light my eyes were closed to Blinds me now they way it used to do One time when I was a child I’ve been down so many roads […]

Where are you and what are you doing?

A musician I played with used to bring his laptop to gigs and cram business emails in, in-between sets, in a sort of “how can I be as productive as possible” mentality. The downside was that he couldn’t really make the “flip” from closing the computer up and then jumping into a rhythm with the […]

Recommendations

The best things that have ever happened to me, and for me, have all been on recommendation.  Someone said something to someone else and then a new relationship, a new event, a new memorable moment was born. Sending out a big thanks to all the love consistently rolls in!  

Technical perfection and a loss of humanity

Absolutely perfect and absolutely dismissed.  The response is “next” because there’s nothing that differentiates it from anything around it.  It’s perfect tech.  It’s auto-tune, and perfect tune, and formula, in the mad dash for likes, $, or fame. There are computers that can write pop songs (that’s how bad it’s gotten).  How out of touch […]

Don’t you want to be famous?

Someone I know in the youtube biz, a former producer/musician, is getting up there in the fame world with a massive amount of Youtube followers and hits.  Now, he’s  adapted to the latest “catch angle” using titles to his videos that are misleading in that the “sales pitch” has nothing to do with the content […]

If you like my music…

Tell someone about it, send them my Spotify link Buy one of my many recordings on my Store Leave a comment on my Youtube (or better yet subscribe) <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/W4hPqQu-qAQ” title=”YouTube video player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe>  

Dreams were sold

“Dreams were sold to the young and the old that ain’t you and that ain’t me” Everything is for sale.  Pleasures, experiences, and especially attention and ideas.  What are you buying into?  What do you agree to, without question? When or if you wake up…what do you do next? “Dreams were sold” is one of […]