July 30, 2019

Live music is the most dynamic. I have added a few more videos to my website, and there are more up on my YouTube channel. Here is a short mix of a gig we did back in May, with the 4-piece band (Denise Glover and The Handymen). 

January 16, 2019

Bailey Holt lost her life in a school shooting in Benton, Kentucky on January 23, 2018. She was only 15 years old. Shortly after the shooting, I discovered that I am related to Bailey (through marriage). Suddenly, senseless violence was closer to me than it had ever be...

November 17, 2018

At long last, Gaps in the Stories is born! Now available for digital download (mp3s) on this website. Download the entire CD or just certain tracks. Soon to be on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Pandora. Physical copies available through CD Baby or Amazon. But re...

May 13, 2018

We have had a great week of recording success laying down all 17 tracks in 3 days! There is plenty of work ahead of us, but I'm feeling very happy about the start of this project. It will be great to share some new songs with you all.

April 30, 2018

On May 7 I will be back at David Lange Studios to start on my second solo recording project! I am so excited to be working with David again, producer and multi-instrumentalist Julian Smedley, solid bassist Cary Black, and Bob Knetzger on pedal steel and dobro. I have a...

February 19, 2018

Bailey Holt lost her life in a school shooting in Benton, Kentucky on January 23, 2018. She was only 15 years old. I read about her, I saw her picture online, and I cried. And I found out that I am related to her, although distantly. The combination of all of this led...

November 2, 2017

I've had lots of fun with this latest project. One of my favorite songs to play on the mandolin is "Cold Frosty Morning." I recorded me playing this with three different friends (one is also a cousin), on three different occasions (and in two countries). Then, I combin...

April 30, 2017

Recently I spent time in Italy with my family there. I was thrilled to get to play music with one of my cousins, Antonmario Pasquale (I had brought my mandolin along with me). Antonmario is an impressive accordion player (and he clearly practices more than I do!). We o...

December 19, 2016

When I am not performing mostly my own originals of the singer-songwriter genre (usually as trio: Julian Smedley, Cary Black, and me) you might find me out gigging with my bluegrass-y band Rosin in the Aire. Here we are at Luther's Table in Renton on Nov 5 (2016), play...

August 15, 2016

I brought one of my mandolins along with me on my trip to China/Tibet (the Kentucky!). I had fun taking some interesting shots with it.

It's great to have here with me, as I've been playing a lot. I find myself making up ditties with numerous runs of parallel fourths!