Sequoia Dreamtime

Song Spotlight: Sequoia Dreamtime This song, Sequoia Dreamtime, was inspired by a trip Dena and I took in the spring of 2016. We took a long drive south of Fresno to attend a family reunion. I ?learned that the reunion location wasn?t far from Sequoia/Kings Canyon...

No Changing the Truth

No Changing the Truth – An Homage No Changing the Truth came through my creative jukebox over five years ago. It has since become my homage to the great American folk songwriter, Bob Dylan. However, I don?t consider it a parody of Dylan?s style or a derivative...

Irish Tears

Irish Tears was another tune written during my coffee house heyday period. As with most Americans born in the states, I have a mixed bag of ancestors. On my father’s side of the family, I have Scots ancestors in my family tree of genetic code.When I was young I...

Beauty Rises Forth

Beauty Rises Forth was born out of a visit to the Garden of Saints which is located at the Vedanta Society of Sacramento. I think it was either in the spring or the summer of 2009?that?I heard from a friend about an open?meditation garden. My spiritual curiosity was...

Earth Changes

Earth Changes was written back in 1990 during my ?coffee house? period. I don?t recall any specific inspiration at the time that may have sparked this tune. I?ve been a Nature appreciator and lover since growing up as a boy in southern Indiana. Watching the Seasonal...

Angels Here

I wrote Angels Here in the late 1990?s. I had experienced a dry spell around songwriting during most of the 90?s and wasn?t playing much guitar at all. At the time, I was married to my second wife, Patti. We lived in a nice house in the Hollywood Park area of...