Demos in the Studio

Studio Update Demos I worked with Ed in the studio last weekend to create some booking demo songs. All the demos were taken from songs that will appear on my forthcoming album, In a Circle. Also, the songs consist of two tracks with me singing and playing guitar....

Studio Mixdown

Studio Mixdown I’m continuing with the?process?of studio mixdown?for my album, In a Circle. So far, I have three songs mixed with only nine left to go. For those of you unfamiliar with mixing, it?s the most unglamorous part of recording an album. You might think...

Songworms on My Mind

Songworms on My Mind Sometimes I am haunted by songworms. Have you ever had a song stuck in your head for hours or days on end? I have a close musical compadre? who has coined the name ?songworm? for this phenomenon. Some researchers use the term ?earworm.? Here?s...

Musical Adventures of 2016

Thank You 2016! I sure had a wild ride of musical adventures in 2016. I?m very grateful that I retired in 2015. It has given me a lot more time to do what I love. Here?s how the year unfolded, month by month. JANUARY Wrote Bless the Journey Now, a new song to...

Let Go

Song Spotlight: Let Go I referred to this new song, in passing, as part of a blog post this past October. The song is called Let Go. I was inspired to write it after hearing Iris DeMent perform at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. For me, letting go is...

Vocals Abounding…

At the end of September, I had some of my fellow music lovers and singers come into the studio for a vocal recording session. First, my wife, Dena, and Jeralynn Strong added their?vocals to It Ain?t Natural. This is a fun country-rock tune that we wrote together three...