The Big News!
Mean-Lookin' Dog / Ravens & Crows
By the names of my two most recent singles (both part of the upcoming PRONE TO WANDER album), one might think that I'm only writing songs about animals now! Well, it's not true. Both of these songs, however, have been doing extremely well on Spotify! Ravens & Crows is very close to its 1,000 stream in just a little over a year, and Mean-Lookin' Dog is already 29th out of my seventy-some songs on Sootify!
Thanks to all of you who have been listening and spreading the word. As to those who haven't yet, why don't you look them up and check them out? !
*also available on Amazon, Apple Music, Pandora, and others!
2021 Black Bear Americana Music Festival
This was both a great honour and a fun time! Thanks to Ian Campbell, and his staff for inviting me to perform and for taking great care to make sure that my experience as a performer was second to none! If you've never been to this festival, make sure you do so in 2022! You can even get your tickets now!
Two new songs on thier way!
A few months before Covid hit, I went into the studio with the members of the band, Streetlight Shakers: Jeffrey Boratko - keyboards; Silvain Castellano - bass; Nick Powell - drums. We spent three or four hours, recording something like 7 different takes of "I Don't Mind (That I Can't Get You Off My Mind)" and another 6 of "Friday Night Socialite." The energy and musical camaraderie was nothing short of amazing!
Well, Covid and quarantine obviously put things on hold - UNTIL THIS OCTOBER! I went back into Coffeehouse Recording, in Middletown, CT, and added some more guitar tracks. Then, I brought Jeff Boratko back in, as well as my good friend, Gracie Day (check out my song "She Takes Her Picture At Night"), to help me out with some extra vocals.
Look for the two songs to be released in December!
CT State Troubadour Update
*process update (11/18/21) at the end of the article
In 1991, the state of Connecticut established an honorary position: state troubadour. I have been nominated to serve as CT's 18th state troubadour! Now (along with the other nominees) it's time to wait and see! Click below to listen to the song I wrote as part of my application.
* I've recently learned two things: 1) There are approximately 40 other candidates for the position. 2) It's mid-November, and the decision was to have been made by now. However, I received an email about two weeks ago, informing me that the reiew and decision process is behind schedule. So...