What an odd year this two thousand and sixteen. It began with Kevin Martinez and I loading up a car with music equipment bound for Pennsylvania’s north woods where we met producer/engineer Ryan Foltz and his wife, Phoebe, to start recording this little record, Pastures, that came out in October on Last Chance Records. I’ve […]

Hosting House Concerts

Happy New Year folks! It was a busy year. I played a few shows with the legendary Charlie Parr, received a master class in guitar playing and songwriting at the feet of Malcolm Holcombe during Last Chance Records’ Holiday Hangout at the White Water Tavern in Little Rock, Arkansas, adopted Walter the Cat King of […]

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“I’m writing songs that reflect the best and worst parts of the human experience,” he says. “I’ll be performing those songs — and others — at the Venice.” I’m fortunate to live in Kent, Ohio surrounded by friends, family, and music lovers. I’m honored to be performing a Tuesday night residency at such a venerable […]

Literature and Music

I recently performed at the Massillon Museum in Massillon, Ohio as part of the Big Read series to promote literacy. I was asked to perform and also to discuss the impact literature has on music and songwriting. This following is a brief summary of that lecture and some reading recommendations. “Literature has been in a […]