OCTOBER 8. Well... my birthday was last weekend...huge weekend of fun...lots of my fav's all week! I went to LA, recorded in Fresno, went to the coast, winery, dinner..just lived it up! I am almost done recording my songs and will mix and master soon. The album is called Nepenthe and very happy with the whole project! Did a fantastic photo session with Alex Centrella in California's Big Sur for the album cover. Excellent photographer!! I performed with the band Chicago as the opening act at four sold out California arenas in September, band played great and the experience was awesome! Crowds were with us and each night ROCKED! I am taking time off from my streaming show after 11 months to present a cool season two of THE CALIFORNIAN! I have lots of shows booked in California and in talks to travel to Europe in May for more tour dates in The Netherlands. I am in good health and very excited about everything!!
AUGUST 20 - I have been very busy. The new album has 12 new original songs I wrote, recorded and produced the sessions. Still finishing three songs. Cost a lot of money, it is a life time goal to make great recods. This record will be awesome because of more reasons than I can write. I am opening the show for Chicago band at four California arena's. My trio is small but mighty and I am excited to perform on the big stages. My streaming show is going very well with lots of imporovements every month. Streaming is new for me and a cool learning experience. Feeling good and in good health, very excited about this time in my life.
MAY 31 - I am back performing with my band and as a solo acoustic artist. My streaming show is on every two weeks. I am close to finishing my new album Nepenthe.
March 30 My streaming show is what I am working on every week. I am learning about how to master sound, lighting and over all production. This has a big future as an art form. Spring is beautiful and everyday is super sweet!
FEB. 14th 2021` Things are cool! My new streaming show The Californian is going well on Friday nights at 8pm. I also released a new song today 'Flying With You". This is the seventh single i have released as I build my new album.
DECEMBER 2 - New Streaming show every week promoted with Yipee Ki-ay Blues Radio! I perform songs on my acoustic guitar. Songs from my albums along with songs you know and love AND my songs from my new upcoming album NEPENTHE!
OCTOBER 28, 2020 - I have been recording a lot! I have released two singles "Avatar" and "Drivin'" both on sale. Last week I finishjed the mix on my new song "Hang With A Bang Let's Dance". Really sounds cool and goes on sale October 31. I am on my way to Los Angeles to have the talented engineer Francis Buckley mix my new song "More Than I Do". For a November release! I performed in Carmel California as a solo acoustic artist on a beautiful night at the Trailside Cafe on October 24th. My new songs were very exciting to sing, really amazing to introduce brand new songs!!!
SEPTEMBER 3 - I have been recording guitar overdubs at home with bass player Brian Beal engineering with a high powered Apple computer on the patio and me in the living room. Safe and sounding great! Sessions in studios have been Wolf sound in Fresno, Peter Wolf engineer. Carmel California at Stu Heydon Studio and cool home studio, kinda outside for the most part at Gary Souza's place in Pacific Grove. I have a complete set up for streaming a two camera video shoot and planing concerts, small mini shows in November.
JULY 19 - I have completed the recording of an instrumental guitar song called "AVATAR". It has some of my best guitar work with lots of expressive lead guitar playing. I mix the song for release on July 21st in Fresno California at Wolf sound.
JULY 9 - The frustration I've had in not playing live has been enormous. I feel an unbelivvable urge to get out there.
JULY 1 - I am writing the theme song to a cool new interactive web site. It is an instrumental very modern blues track. Excited about this as I am a avatar in their Blues Gallery. It will be included on my new album 'Nepenthe" with lyrics. I will mix and master in the next two weeks for completion.
MAY 24 - In talks to bring my live music show to streaming through a great company. We will be streaming from my concerts and from my home. The quality is very promosing for sight and sound. This presentation will become more important for music artists as time goes on. Bigger audience with more possibilities for your show.
May 13 - I am recording the new "Nepenthe" album here at my home. We have brought recording gear here and set up in the back yard patio. It sounds great! my guitar tones are rockin' with a mac book and PRS software for guitar amps. The drum tracks are from session drummer Adam gust my long time friend who is the drummer on most of my songs. I will be able to get lots of great work done this way. Filming the sessions is in the works.
April 22 - Setting up home recording to record guitar on tracks. Adding more songs to the streaming catalog of digital outlets. Fives weeks until the first big holiday Memorial Day weekend. We are making the calls to see if clubs and other venues will be open. No one knows when California wll open up for music yet.
April 20 - Adding a few thoughts to my new journal. Today is Monday and I have become a publisher company added to the Harry Fox Agency. Really a big success and lifetime achievement. I am completing copywrites on my new song Drivin'. I am oganizing for a large return show in Reno on July 24th. In good health and focused on being ready for the return to shows.. Like many disappointed with the goverment's ability to test and help everyone.
April 19 '20 Today I am starting a journal on my web site. I will add a few thoughts when I can. I am in good health. We stopped performing on March 15th, Sly's in Monterey Ca. our last show. Went great and a good size crowd even though the virus news had begun. I have been home working on music, my publishing rights and promotiong my over 150 songs on streaming outlets. Watching the news for updates, promoting on my Facebook pages and preparing to record here at home. I have two new singles ready for radio and my song called 'Drivin'" will be released first.