Ice and Snow

Howdy folks, I wanted to send out a thanks to Ben Hassenger for having myself, along with Cap’n Midnight (Drew Howard), out for a wonderful time last night, despite the 10 inches of snow and ice that tried to get in our way! I had a blast and it was a warm n wonderful crowd of people that made it out for some sunday night music.

Lots of things in the next few weeks with the wonderful Annie & Rod Capps in Bloomfield Hills, Howell, and Detroit…so be sure to keep an eye out!

Winter wonderland…

Just wanted to chime in after such a white knuckled day of driving…so worth it to have so much fun and make some great music. Annie & Rod Capps and I had a lovely unplugged, low lighting (lost power!) and intimate show at Carrick’s House Concerts, along with a great set by Ben & Keri Bedford…those two sounded so good together! Annie & Rod always keep me on my toes and we have had so many crazy fun experiences together, this was truly cool and we were grateful to all those brave souls that drove out. Thanks to Craig and Nikki Carrick for the hard work they put into that series, such special people!!

I ended the evening with Jill Jack & the Hopeful Winos, (Jill, Mark Iannace, Brian Lord and myself) for a bit of an early holiday show and again, they are always fun to play with and the folks at Dylan’s are always a hoot to play for, big thanks to Rocco!

Welcome to the new site!

Hey Folks, welcome to the new site! Give me some time to update everyone on what I have been doing, who I have been playing with, where I’m playing next etc.

This past year has been crazy busy and 2011 will be even crazier, lots of new music and projects, and I will do my best to keep everyone up to speed!!

I do want to thank all of my musical friends for the continued work and inspiration, all of my students for being patient with my schedule, and another special thanks to those fine folks behind the scenes that are making it possible to do what I do (you KNOW who you are!)

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!!

October 2009

Hey Folks,

It has been far too long since I have updated and let you all know what’s been goin on!! I have been busy playing mandolin with Annie & Rod Capps, in support of the album I did with them, MY BLUE GARDEN. The album reached #2 on the Folk DJ charts in its first month out with both the #1 and #3 songs and continues to receive strong airplay across the country and abroad. I am very proud of playing a part in this group of wonderful songs and have a feeling that fans of my guitar music would be happy to include this album in their collection!! Annie is a top notch songwriter, and musically speaking, she and Rod are putting together some wonderful moods, vibes, and stories…a treat for me to be a part of.

We will be showcasing in Upstate New York the weekend of Nov. 13/14 at NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance) along with many other terrific touring artists all hoping to book more shows on the east coast.

I have a new vocal record in the works and all is still early in the process but it is something I am very much looking froward to sharing with folks. My songs…my voice….and it will most likely include some of my musical friends thruout michigan. I will do my very best to get this done and to you soon!!!

Don’t forget about the Noah Hunt & Jason Dennie release, ALL THE DARK THINGS. Available at CdBaby and ITunes. Thanks, as always, for the support and open ear!!