71 YEARS OLD!! DAMN!!!

I had a birthday the other day.  The result?  71 trips around our sun.  In my wildest dreams, when I was in my twenties, NEVER did I imagine getting to this age.  But, here I am.  Now what?  I'm a…

THOUGHTS ON A SUNDAY MORNING 

Not playing SUCKS!  In the old days, (a couple of years ago actually), Sunday morning would have found me up early, regardless of the time I sought the cool side of my pillow in the hours before, drinking coffee, thinking…

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DECEMBER 2019 • YIPEE! CANCER FREE!!!

Thanks to all the prayers and support from friends and family, and the doctors' commitment to fighting, my darling wife (and sound tech!!!!), Wendy is now CANCER FREE!!  Now, probably about February, I'll be back hitting the road hard and…

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June 2019 • "Down the Road... Finally!"

Yeah, I know.  It’s been almost four years since my last blog. And believe you me, an awful lot has happened during this absence.  Like it’s been since August of 2018 since I’ve played.  Reason being, both of my hands’…

Christmas 2015

Christmas Day, 2015. I’ve been up since 4am, looking at the Tree and all those gaily wrapped boxes that have the magical property of bringing happiness and smiles to the faces of all my children, and as well to yours…

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Changes!

One of the great things about band member changes is the opportunity to perform with some outstanding new talent.  One of the worst things about band member changes is the departure of artists who have become not only valuable members…
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BLUES IS A NATION

Blues players and supporters are a nation, albeit a small one. Our champions are not necessarily those folks with award covered walls and instruments of the trade named after them. Most of our champions occupy small stages and even smaller…
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Is There A Doctor In the House?

Most of the blogs I read concerning bands and gigs prep and behavior are aimed at gigs with multiple bands performing, and are aimed at making transitions between acts “hassle and stress free.”  Important stuff for sure!  But most of…
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Different Eyes, Different World

As I celebrated the arrival of 2014 with my wife at home, instead of performing, I found myself not looking forward to the New Year, but instead reflecting on the year coming to a close.  It was a tough year…
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Veggies Aren't Going To Eat Themselves

Awoke this morning feeling kind of, well, blah.  I navigated my way to the kitchen, made a pot of coffee, and stood there, staring at the carafe until there was enough coffee in the pot to pour myself a cup…
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​THE POWER OF NOW

Often times one hears musicians talk about “the Zone.”  This is a perfect example of “The Power Of NOW!  There is an old saying one can hear inside 12 Step Fellowship meetings: “If you have one foot in yesterday, and…
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Called!

I think about many things throughout the day, from everyday events, to my children, to the world’s situations.  But there is one thing I always think about – music, more specifically, my music:  the Blues.  Why?  Often times folks say…