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It's Complicated 

Innit, though? Who do we believe? One side says one thing, the other side says the contrary, BOTH sides present as a bunch of entitled richy-riches looking out for their own interests. Does it feel to you as if the…

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I'm So Very Sorry 

My calendar tells me that today is Columbus Day. It also says that it's Indigenous Peoples' Day. How's that for a steaming pile of Anglo-Saxon irony?

When I was a kid I remember being excited about the tale of Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of…

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Streaming Is GREAT! For The Consumer.... 

Not so great for the creator. Matter of fact: streaming services have made it virtually impossible for artists - creators of the content streaming services provide to their subscribers - to earn a living. Many of us have written, blogged…

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Therein Lies The Rub

It's an odd dichotomy we songwriters find ourselves confronted with: the desire to share our original creations with an engaged, listening audience and the reality that for most audiences, in most venues (bars, coffeehouses, patios, etc), music is little more…

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Rain Don't Follow The Plow

New tunes coming soon....

Heat rises in the dusty field 
Toil in the rows 
Pray for strength, pray for yield 
Sweat and grief and tears and woe 
Lackluster moon in a bloody sky  
Rain don’t follow the plow 

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Doing The Duo 

For the past several years I've been primarily a solo artist. This has its benefits, for sure: rehearse when and where you want; play exactly what you want in the manner you want; change keys, time signatures and words at…

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The Amazing Disappearing Musician 

We've all had shows like this: You're set up in the corner of a bar/brewery/coffee shop/arcade/auto dealership/art gallery sometimes near the restroom/kitchen/buffet line/information kiosk. Besides getting annoyed looks from the staff you're almost certain to be in someone's way at…

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What To Do, What To Do? 

To say we're in crisis here in our country would be an understatement. Never (in my lifetime) has there been such a spring tide of divisiveness, hatred, phobia and shame. The Greedheads and their pervasive influence on our collective psyches…

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How Do We Know What's Real? 

Good question. I used to believe that everything I could touch, taste, feel, trip over or break was real. And although I never completely trusted any single source of information, there were some - to me - that were more credible…

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In Praise Of The Independent Musician 

We all know them. Most of us are them: I'm talking about Independent Musicians - those unaffiliated with a label or a record company or a management team, etc. And while we (I) sometimes bemoan the lack of exposure and…

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In Praise Of The Open-Mic 

Chances are, if you're a performing musician, you've taken part in an open-mic night at your local bar/restaurant/coffeehouse/venue. It's a great way to gain experience, network with other musicians, try out new material, and generally become part of the whole. I've…

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What Happens When You Got Nuthin'? 

Every once in a while I'm left with nothing to say. Nothing. So rather than bore you to death with meaningless drivel (ok, so that's different than ... what?) I'll just leave you be this week. 

It'll pass -…