A taste of what is to come

Posted: October 11, 2015

It will take some time to finish but my next album will be called ARCANA. A simpler, more organic sound is what I’m after. This is not finished but will give you a taste. This features the superb talents of Ben Durfee on drums and Sam Bevan on bass. The rest is me. I’m hoping […]

The songs of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: October 7, 2015

Well, I hope you’ll forgive the very long gap between posts! It was due to a major life change…a move from Santa Fe, New Mexico to the greener, lusher world of Portland, Oregon. I’ll probably be posting some tales of the trip now that my computer is up and running again. I had my iPad […]

The songs of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: May 9, 2015

#9 NO MORE SECRETS Of all the songs on THE STORY OF IT ALL, this is the hardest one to write about. I say that for two reasons. First, I think it’s the most straightforward and accessible song on the album. So needs little explanation. Second, it is so deeply personal, based on real events, […]

The songs of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: April 20, 2015

#8 THE THUNDERBIRD MOTEL So, how’s this for timing? I arrived naturally at song number eight from THE STORY OF IT ALL just as it was announced that it is a finalist in the Best Song category of The New Mexico Music Awards 2015. (Night Circus is also a finalist in the Americana category, that I […]

The songs of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: April 17, 2015

#7 DON’T GIVE A DAMN #2 I was the proverbial angry young man. No denying it. I didn’t like where I was, what I was or who I was. I hated school. I didn’t feel they were teaching me anything of actual use in the real world. The only classes I enjoyed were English Language […]

A song gets finished after many years

Posted: April 1, 2015

Sometimes a song arrives complete, it gets written in one sitting often with music coming at the same time. But sometimes an idea seems to take forever to take shape. Some get abandoned but others stick around. They seem to know they will be finished one day and will not let the writer give up […]

The songs of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: March 29, 2015

#6 THE WAY OF THE ROAD (FOR BOB DYLAN) I’ve said that THE STORY OF IT ALL was four years in the making. While it was not the first song Jacy Oliver and I started work on, this one was the first to be finished. We released it as a single back in 2013. But […]

The songs of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: March 14, 2015

#5 FLYING TIME I worked for major advertising agencies for many years. Most of what I have today…or I should say most of what I had, since I seem to have spent it all, I owe to that industry. That said, it was always a love-hate relationship. I loved the work, I loved the creative […]

In Broken Sleep makes semi-finals

Posted: March 5, 2015

In Broken Sleep was just listed as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC). It is recognized in the Americana category, the same category in which this song won The New Mexico Music Awards last year. Thanks again to the great players who made this recording possible: Peter Farrell (who also co-produced), Tom Hampton, […]

The songs of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: March 1, 2015

#4 NIGHT CIRCUS (YOU’RE NOT HERE) There comes a time in the lives of many men and women when the job they do requires international travel. It’s a weird thing. On one level it makes you feel important. Someone else is paying for the trip, often allowing you to travel Business Class or even First. […]


Posted: February 24, 2015

#3 DROWNING IN THE SILENCE It goes without saying (to anyone who has heard this song already) that this is one of the two hardest songs on the album for me to write about. Too personal. I even wondered on several occasions during the making of THE STORY OF IT ALL whether I should include […]

The songs of THE STORY OF IT ALL

Posted: February 3, 2015

#2 THE STORY OF IT ALL Maybe it’s just me…but I doubt it. I have always felt as if there were two people sharing this body. One is the child I was and the other is the man I became. Even the word became is a little wrong. Because I have always felt that the […]

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