I stopped by Easton tonight to join my buddies Shawn and Kenny on their MicHop Podcast to talk about this weekend’s music festival and campout, SHAKEDOWN BY THE RIVER, American Education, and much more.Read more "Another Visit to MicHop Podcast: Weekend Fun, American Education, and Much More"
This book was supposed to come out in November 2014, but life and the holidays got in the way. Fortunately, it’s all buttoned up and ready to release on Sunday January 18th, 2015. After all, Sundays are great days for reading. Below you’ll find the description of this project. If you plan to be part […]Read more "Poems/Songs/Whatever coming January 18th"
It’s been a bit since I’ve put some fresh words and thoughts on this site, but I figure right now is as good a time as any to do so. Returning from tour forced me to push the old reset button on this weird thing we call life. While the Tour Manager position was essentially […]Read more "An Update of Sorts"
There were two high-schoolers sitting right behind me—a guy and a girl. It was clearly a date, and the guy was trying way too hard to seem sophisticated. When the food came out he attempted to describe it as though he were an expert, but merely called it “rich” and “decadent” over and over. When […]Read more "Perfection"
The first time I saw Spirit Family Reunion was the product of total boredom and uselessness. I had surrendered to the notion that my day was to be spent in my underwear playing video games. Then my friend called and asked if I wanted to see Levon Helm in Woodstock, NY. It wasn’t much of […]Read more "Spirit Family Reunion: 2 Nights 1 Week"
Woke Up This Mornin’ “Quite impossible to copy, weird in interval and strange in rhythm; peculiarly beautiful” – Charles Peabody on early Blues music/singingRead more "Red, White, & Blues: A Brief History of the Blues"
The truth is simple And it goes like this The truth is something that can’t exist No matter how much you persist The closest you’ll get is the gist So grab up all your possessions And set them by the curb Call up your loved ones And tell them what you heard It’s guaranteed They’ll […]Read more "The Truth is Simple"
It was about five months of not booking anything before my most recent show on Feb. 2nd with Gypsy Wig, Able Hands, and Young Legs. The show prior to Feb. 2nd (Delicate Steve, Gypsy Wig, and Dad Brother) was a memorable and fun night, which has been the case each time I’ve booked Delicate Steve […]Read more "A Commentary on the Business of Live Music"
Since I was 13 I’ve been pretty involved in local music in New Jersey. At first it was just going to a lot of shows, thanks largely in part to awesome parents, who would shuttle my friends and I an hour away to places like Birch Hill or Krome, both of which are extinct venues […]Read more "Local Music Seems to Be Getting Awesome Again"
Despite being on the verge of illness, I decided to head into Brooklyn for a show. After all, it was that or stay home alone and be bored. Within five minutes of being there I witnessed a girl crying on the sidewalk, which is always an awkward situation. From past experiences I’ve learned that one […]Read more "Things I Learned Last Night"