Find Shelter Here

I have been working on this album for longer than I care to admit and it is finally getting to the point where the end is in sight. Of course, the end is just another beginning of a whole new phase of shameless self-promotion, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. I think you are really going to like this. The mixes are sounding great and there are a lot of cool cameos from talented musicians to spice up the piano and vocal you are already familiar with.

This is primarily an album of early songs that I wanted to give the full studio treatment to, but there are a few newer tunes that somehow snuck in there as well. The title of the album is Find Shelter Here and there are no less than 16 tracks so you will be getting your money's worth. ;-)

I'm shooting for a CD release/birthday party in mid-late June, I will be keeping you posted as soon as the details are finalized. But I am toying around with putting together a little band for this one so it could be quite interesting... But for now it is back to mixing for me, well, mixing and graphics. Wish me luck and I can't wait for you to hear the finished product. It sounds Sweet!




Well, I must be doing something right, because I just had one of my dreams come true. Lea Grant, who is an immensely talented singer/songwriter, invited me to share a show with her on Monday night! It's like the Universe literally read my mind and gave me exactly what I wanted. Does this happen? In general? Cause it feels kinda like a miracle.

Anyways, looking forward to that very much. So you're all gonna come right? Of course you are! (Blue Danube Coffeehouse. SF. 8pm-10pm) But seriously, this is going to be a good show. You will be sad if you miss it. Oh, and check out Lea's Kickstarter campaign and give her lots of money. 

Oh, and big hugs to all my Santa Cruz folks who came out last weekend. I heart Santa Cruz!

That is all for now.

Musical Adventures

So tomorrow I am headed down to Santa Cruz for a musical adventure. I can’t wait to see my Santa Cruz peeps and play some tunes for them. But I am nervous about this radio show on Friday. The music thing has always come a little easier than the talking thing. This is my first real radio show and I am kinda terrified that I am going to say something totally lame and/or completely forget how to play my songs. So if you really want to help me out, think happy thoughts for me that everything goes smoothly on Friday (at 8 in the friggin morning!).

Now that the Valentine’s Day rush is over, it’s time for me to get down to business and finish this album! I’ve decided to work towards a CD release/birthday party in June. There is so much to do. Melodies to write. Instruments to record. Pictures to gather. Thoughts to gather. Breathe. It will all come into place beautifully. A wise person told me that when you have a big goal like this you’ve just got to keep picking away at it piece by piece, and then one day you will wake up and you’ll be putting on the finishing touches. So here I go. Pickety-pick picking away. Wish me luck.



Welcome to my first blog. You might have to help me here. Let me know what you'd like to see. I am not quite sure what I am going to write here. I can share my musings and observations about life, but I kind of already do that with the songs...

Lately I have been thinking a lot about the Greater Force that carries us. It is so easy to live your life and forget about this force. It is so easy to grow proud and think that you are accomplishing so much all on your own. Everything we have or do, the very basis of ourselves and what we are capable of, is only there because this Greater Force has made it possible.

I am finding that every step that I take has been prepared for, motivated by, and helped along by this force. I think the closest word you could use to describe it is grace. Not grace in the sense of movement, though this is a beautiful illustration of the term, but grace in the sense of allowing things to be. This is hard to explain. But by definition God is somewhat indescribable.

Needless to say, I am experiencing a lot of grace in my life these days. And whether or not I can explain it adequately, it is making things better, easier, and more full of love than I had previously known was possible. I only hope that it continues. That I can remember to stay humble.

In gratitude,