"Song Stage" Has Begun!
October 8, 2012
I am leading a series of 8 workshops that support people of all ages and all levels in the crafts of songwriting and performance. Saturdays through December 8th we meet at the Pine Hill Community Center in Pine Hill NY (duh) from 1:00 - 3:00pm. The workshops are FREE (thanks to the Dutchess County Arts Council) and are open to everyone. Fun, supportive atmosphere. You can bring an instrument if you like, but it is not neccesary. Join us!
Texas, here I come....
June 18, 2012
Goin' back to where I've never been before, but maybe was there in a previous life. The reason I say that is because I have always, ever since I can remember, been drawn to and transfixed by the country blues. Blind Willie Johnson, Skip James, Son House, Vera Hall, Ma Rainey and so on. I'll be playing and teaching a workshop at the Tall City Blues Fest 2012 in Midland Texas July 27-29, and then on to check out the scene in Austin.
Check out the festival website: http://www.tallcitybluesfest.com
FreeOpenSpaceDotOrg Comes to the Catskills
May 9, 2012
Dave Kearney and I (Small Engine) had the privelege of trying out the facilities at FREEOPENSPACEDOTORG's new Woodstock Media Co-operative. We made some great videos there and you can too! Check them out on FaceBook or the website (spelled out above.)
January 23, 2012
I am enjoying singing and playing with Lyn Hardy and Janice Kollar. We call ourselves "The Cupcakes." (Who doesn't love cupcakes???) We are working on our first studio recordings...we'll share them as soon as they are fully baked.
"Our Song" in 2011
January 23, 2012
Here's a wonderful piece by videographer Jessica Vecchione about the songwriting workshops I have been conducting for the ARC of Delaware County. If you would like to have a similar program in your area, for all ages and abilites, please contact me!
CD Review in Chronogram
March 13, 2011
Thanks to The Chronogram and Robert Burke Warren for the review of my latest CD "Part Time Paradise."