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Probably not a best of…certainly not a greatest hits…

Posted: August 11, 2018

I asked several close musician friends to draw up a list of songs I should put on a possible compilation disc. They all responded. And they all gave me a totally different list. The odd song appeared on more than one, true, but they were generally different in very interesting and understandable ways. The lists […]

More than just words.

Posted: July 31, 2018

It never hit me before. Not quite as powerfully as a couple of days ago. There is a downside to writing the kind of songs I write. I just started recording again after quite a long break. Having given up my own studio when I moved from Santa Fe to Portland, I went from singing […]

Crawling into the semi-finals

Posted: July 10, 2018

I just learned that my song Crawling Blues, from my latest CD – Arcana, has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Unsigned Only song competition based in Nashville. Still a long way to go – over 6000 entries have been cut to 800 – but happy to be there among all the younger songwriters! […]

Where it all began

Posted: July 6, 2018

Yeah, that’s me to the right of the drummer. Playing bass back in England. I was 16 maybe 17, I think. A long time ago.

Middle Ground revisited

Posted: July 5, 2018

In 2013 I held up release of my album JanuaryRising because I’d written a new song. Of course it could have waited for the next recording but this song felt urgent. The strange thing is, as we approach probably the most important mid-term elections we have ever had, it feels even more urgent in our […]

Now available: any album on a USB stick.

Posted: June 26, 2018

Want the album experience but not the CD? Any one of my albums is now available on a custom thumb drive. But it’s not  just the usual MP3 files. For the same price as the CD you’ll get every song in two formats – CD quality WAV files as well as MP3 files. If, like […]

Santa Fe, a few years back

Posted: June 8, 2018

I hope to be working again with my dear friend Peter Farrell very soon. Here’s him and me performing at the Iconik Coffee House in Santa Fe, NM. SOMETHING YOU WANT

In memory of Anthony Bourdain

Posted: June 8, 2018

It seemed a little strange that I should complete these words on the day we learned of Anthony’s hard-to-comprehend suicide. They are not about him in any way. But I couldn’t help thinking that the title and repeated line had something to do with the place where suicide is not only contemplated but sometimes made […]

The beginnings of a new song

Posted: April 14, 2018

THE BEAUTIFUL PRISON   Did someone buy you flowers On Valentine’s Day Did someone say I love you Then turn and walk away It wasn’t me but I apologize For all the games we play In the beautiful… In the beautiful prison   Were you told the path was easy Looking the way you do […]

Arcana: 21 ‘lost’ songs

Posted: January 24, 2018

My new, limited edition album, Arcana (The Lost Songs) is now available, exclusively on this site. It is a numbered release limited to 200 copies. There are reasons for this, and you can read them by clicking on “The story of Arcana” on the “albums” page above. This is a 3-disc set, with each 7-song […]

A new song

Posted: August 20, 2017

Thanks ABI Hosting

Posted: August 10, 2017

This site has been hosted, without any problems, for many years by ABI Hosting. Today they gave me a nice shout out on their Facebook page, for which I thank them.

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