Artist Spotlight: Jesse Colin Young

Jesse live at?the State Theatre Last weekend, I went to hear Jesse Colin Young in concert up in the Gold Country foothills at the State Theatre in Auburn. I was accompanied by a good friend, who is also a guitar player and fellow songwriter. Great place to see and...

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...

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...

Four Corners

As with some other songs of mine, I was inspired to write Four Corners by my observations of and inspiration by the natural world around me.?I wrote it during the end of year holiday season in 1989. Flying Over Four Corners The song came to me while I was traveling...

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...