April 30, 2013
The month of May begins tomorrow and we are loving that here in Germany. I played a good show at the Haus Cajeth Museum in Heidelberg last week. Three long sets for three entirely different audiences without repeating any songs. That was interesting. Must have been 40 songs. I'm excited to see what the spring and summer have in store for us and keeping it grateful !
black forest ..
April 10, 2013
I had a great gig last Saturday night in the Black Forest. It was sold out and the people were most generous, buying lots of CD's.
It's getting warmer here in Heidelberg. We should be experiencing spring in all its glory by the weekend. There's going to be some happy Germans running around when that finally happens. It was the winter that wouldn't end.
March 27, 2013
I'm back in chilly Germany a few weeks now. We're all waiting for the long winter to end. I'll be taking my guitar and going to Mannheim tomorrow with a friend to play for the inmates in the prison there. It's always a good feeling when you get to walk out. There's plenty to be grateful for.
Big Red Barn
March 3, 2013
I just uploaded my full album "Big Red Barn" on youtube.
It was recorded with Steve and John Kimock at Steve's studio in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
That's full album number 11.
April Gigs ..
February 28, 2013
I posted some upcoming shows in April on the gigs link.
Dark Horses ..
February 24, 2013
Valentines Day ..
February 14, 2013
It's hot and humid here in Miami Beach this Valentines Day morning. I'm going over a few classics from Gordon Lightfoot and Tom Paxton. I've added the links below. I guess I'm in a 1966 mood again. Man, that was a great year for music. I was 12 and practicing hard every day after school and on the weekends with my buddies. Im still at it.
February 10, 2013
Spent an hour on the phone with my brother Frank this morning. It's amazing all the things we've been through and by grace are still going strong. Don't know what I'd do without my brothers.
life is a beach ...
January 27, 2013
Sun, ocean breeze, walks on the beach. God, I feel guilty.
January 16, 2013
I escaped snowy Germany yesterday and caught the sunrise this morning overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There's a warm breeze blowing as I sit shirtless on the balcony. Wow !
January 10, 2013
"live in amsterdam"
January 4, 2013
I just uploaded my full album "Live in Amsterdam" on youtube. It was recorded at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
That makes album number nine for free streaming on You Tube. I'm gettin' up there !
new years eve ..
December 31, 2012
Oh the Germans love their fireworks and when they get permission to use them, you're gonna hear it. All night long.
Happy New Years Eve. I have my earplugs out.
December 21, 2012
xmas fest ...
December 9, 2012
I just rolled in from playing at the Christmas dinner for the homeless of Heidelberg. It was packed this year. There must have been two hundred people. I leaned in to a batch of Robert Johnson and Blind Willie Johnson tunes and then sat down for a great meal. The homeless dudes were rocking, standing up in the aisles and dancing to "John the Revelator". Pretty wild.
"hellrides and hollywood waltzes"
December 4, 2012
December 3, 2012
My second night in Bavaria was even better than the first. I played for two and a half hours and got a wonderful reception from the crowd.
desolation row ..
December 1, 2012
The show last night in Gunzenhausen went great. The Bavarian Dead Heads all came out so i played Bob Dylans' classic, "Desolation Row" for them. That took up half of the first set :-)
November 27, 2012
November 27, 2012
The trip to Berlin was fantastic. What a town !
I'll be traveling to Nuernberg for the weekend. I have two good gigs booked there.
the big town ...
November 24, 2012
I'm up in Berlin. I'm heading over to Berlin Guitars presently to meet with some local singer-songwriters. We'll talk some shop and kick around a few ideas. It's an amazing city that reminds me of New York. It has that big town vibe with a lot of creative energy.
"walk the street alone"
November 16, 2012
November 15, 2012
I'll be heading up to Berlin next week on Thursday. I'll stop in and see my fellow American, Leonard Lott at Berlin Guitars. Leonard is a cool dude. He sells great instruments by day and by night converts the entire store into the best singer/songwriter venue in Germany. Now that's cool.
"blues from the gospel"
November 8, 2012
four more years ...
November 7, 2012
Wow. What a day !
I'm enjoying this.