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Wow no posts since January!  

I need to step up my blogging game. 

Well it’s June tomorrow and the 1st half of 2018 was very successful for my music.  

My residency at The Tavern on the Common was great and I really enjoyed playing there twice a month.  

I was able to use the money I earned playing to invest in a new guitar amp that is significantly easier to carry (only one arm required!) but it still kicks ass and has great tone for acoustic or electric guitars.  

I’m going to look into a one arm capable bass amp for my stomp board at some point as well! 

Moving forward I’m gonna try and post more often on here now that I have the mobile blog app and try not to focus all of my posts solely on my musical ventures... We’ll see how that goes!

Thanks for reading! 

 

Happy 2018!!

Wow 2018. We made it! I hope everyone had a great New Years! Looking forward to 2018 and my monthly residency at Tavern on the Common in Rutland Ma!

I hope to see you at a show! 

Rock.  

 

Testing out the squarespace blog app

Hi!  

I'm trying out the Squarespace blogging app on my phone. If it works ok hopefully I'll be posting more often. I do like to post but never think to because I'm usually too busy or not at my computer.  

Well we'll see how it goes! 

While I'm here, just a reminder to check the shows tab. I added several dates for late summer and early fall!

ROCK  

Happy 2017! Lets rock.

Wow I have not posted in several months! I need to work on keeping this little blog updated a bit more often!

I couldn't let January go by without posting a welcome to 2017 message!

I hope this will great year for everyone reading. 

2016 was a very eventful year for me music-wise after releasing my second album, "Grey Morning Light". It got great reviews and I am very happy with how it turned out. (Just a reminder you can listen to all of the tracks for free. Just click the 'Music' Link.)

In 2017 I'm going to try and improve on my guitar playing / foot tapping and vocals, learn a few new tunes and hopefully complete some half-finished originals for a future album. I'm hoping I can play a few more shows as well! I've got my stand-alone rig dialed in right now. 

If there is an artist you'd like to hear me cover, let me know! You can contact me under the 'Contact' link, or just leave a comment. I recently learned a Steve Earle song after someone asked if I could play one at a recent show. It's that easy!

In addition to playing the hits I've been trying to think of some unexpected artists I can put my personal spin on like Dio or Ice T. I like to keep you on your toes. 

Thanks for reading!

Late Summer Update

Hey everybody! Thanks for reading my blog! I know it's been a while since I updated.

I hope the summer went well for you! 

My latest record "Grey Morning Light" has been out for a few months now and I've been getting some good feedback on it. If you have not heard it yet, click on the music link and check it out. You can preview all of the tracks for free! 

I appreciate everybody who takes some time to check it out. Let me know what you think!

I've got a few shows lined up this fall and hope you can come out to a few! I'll be trying to line up a few more now that Summer break is over. Check out the details under the 'shows' link! 

Thanks for reading!

Grey Morning Light is done! Whew!! Time to take a breath!!

I have finally completed all of the work that was needed to properly release my latest album, Grey Morning Light!!! 

It was a very long and, at times, arduous process, but it was most definetely worth it!!

"Grey Morning Light" physical copies are on hand here at HQ and at CD Baby and it is also on it's way to literally every digital outlet. The album's info page has been updated with links to the most popular digital outlets such as iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Spotify. I also added full song previews so you can try before you buy! Copyright registration applications have been submitted and sent to Washington D.C. 

All there is left is to go out and PLAY the songs live and for you to (hopefully) enjoy them! Check the Shows link for updates!

Time to take a little breather and then it's back to work... on, yes.. Album 3.

I hope you enjoy Grey Morning Light. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of it! And PLEASE leave a review on your digital outlet of choice! 

Thanks for reading!

Grey Morning Light is released TODAY!

I'm extremely pleased and excited to let you know that today I've released my second album, entitled 'Grey Morning Light'!! 

It's currently available on bandcamp and it will soon be available at all other digital outlets as well. Swing over to my bandcamp page and you can listen to all of the tracks for free. Try before you buy!

I hope you enjoy the songs. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! 

I'll be updating the website over the next few days with more info and soon I'll have sample tracks to listen to on here as well.. Check out what's going on with my twitter feed too. 

Thanks for reading! \m/

And the album 2 title is....

As I announced on Twitter earlier today (I just couldn't wait any longer) the title of my second album is 'Grey Morning Light'. 

I know everyone has been on the edge of their keyboards waiting in anticipation to hear what the real name of 'Album 2' would be! Haha. 

The physical album is currently in production at CD Baby and will be available around the end of May. I should have the digital version up on Bandcamp within a week and availability on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and all that other digital distribution goodness will follow shortly afterward!

Thanks for reading! 

Album two update: Mixing and Art

I am getting really close to finalizing the mix for Album Two. I expect mixing and mastering to be complete this week! That means the album will essentially be done. 

I am also very close to finishing the album and CD artwork and hope to finalize that this week as well. 

The end is in sight! 

This past weekend I played at Wycked Java in Worcester MA. In May I have a show at Rapscallion Brewery with my band Secret Evil Plan as well as a solo show at Ralph's Diner. Good times all around. See you out there I hope!

Thanks for reading! 

Album 2 update: mix / master time

I've completed the rough mix for my next record and will be going to a studio at the end of the month to do the final mix and mastering. I'm really stoked to be getting close to completing the record!

While I'm waiting for my studio session I'll be busy working on the album art, getting the copyright process started and various other tasks like setting up a new project in CD Baby duplication.

It is a lot of work but I think it will be worth it!! So far I've gotten some good feedback on the songs so that is encouraging!

I finally got my act together and printed some business cards. We'll see if it helps with booking shows. 

You can get my first record 'COASTER' on iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon and pretty much any digital outlet! Physical copies are available at CD Baby, at shows, or if you want, just hit me up here!

Thanks for reading!