2017

2017 – the year in review

2017 was a year of change. And I’m not even talking about politics or the business of being an independent […]

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Characters cover art

Characters In a Story as Musical Inspiration

Inspiration What inspires you? What makes you feel creative and want to “make stuff up”? Among my fans, one of […]

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Revelation Introspection

Introspection: An Interior View and Piano Improv

I took the day of the 2017 eclipse off from anything other than personal reflection and bicycle riding. Not surprisingly, […]

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Countdown

Countdown to #DreamThis

I did not expect that I’d be where I am right now. In one week, the countdown will be over. […]

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Review: “Rinascita” solo piano album by Paolo Cognetti

The sound of the acoustic piano is so evocative. It is a percussion instrument, so perhaps it harkens us back […]

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Back Yard

Goin’ Back – On the trickiness of reviewing one’s own art

Musicians can arrange a song in so many beautiful ways. I’ve included videos of three versions of Carole King and Gerry Goffin’s […]

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Improv Thumbs UP

#2FollowTuesday volume 14 (improv)

Improv I haven’t really said too much about improvisation in this #2FollowTuesday series. But, if you’ve been connected with me […]

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Love Piano Keys

A #piano #improv EP inspired by love

How does love inspire you? Click To Tweet I have loved many people, pets, and — yes — even things […]

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Sounds for Composers and Songwriters

How I Get Orchestral Sounds In My Recordings

Ever been curious how people like me get full orchestras to play on their recordings? I don’t. Instead, I use what’s […]

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Clouds Daydream

Daydream – on singing my song

I daydream. A few of my daydreams are attempts to escape what’s right in front of me. Most of them […]

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