Sunflower

High Concept – Sunflower Sunflower is an instrumental piece of music written by Mason Williams. For those of you who don?t know, Mason was the head writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Also, he is a classical guitarist/composer (ex., Classical Gas) and...

Local Artist Spotlight: Jon Merriman

It?s time to shine the friendly Meadowlark spotlight on one of my favorite local Sacramento artists. This week, I present to you the one and only, Jon Merriman. Jon Merriman Trio I met Jon way back in the mid 1980?s through another good friend and musician, Christian...

Artist Spotlight: Livingston Taylor

The Brothers Taylor I?m a huge fan of James Taylor. In fact, he was one of the main singer-songwriters of the early 1970?s who greatly inspired me. Back in the early years of my guitar playing, I spent time learning Taylor?s hit tunes of the day like Fire and Rain. I...

Musical Adventures

Studio Adventures I hit the studio last weekend with a new creative thought. One of my tunes, Breaking the Chains, felt incomplete somehow. This was even after recording multiple tracks for it: lead vocal, harmony vocal, acoustic rhythm guitar, electric rhythm guitar,...

The Man Is a Wordsmith

I have been a writer, an aspiring wordsmith, since I was a kid in grade school. I wrote in a journal, here and there. I wrote short stories about animals. I began writing poetry and songs somewhere in my twenties, after I learned how to play guitar at 16 years old. I...