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Another Southern California Mini Tour Winding Down

Well, just finishing up another California Mini tour. These events for me are school, a proving ground, a fortunate event of new friends and performance opportunities for one arriving from another stratosphere. 

They do things differently down here. I'm…

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Playing Bellingham

Going to Bellingham was always a big deal as a kid having grown up in Vancouver. We were going to "THE STATES" to buy Levi 501's , blue Keds sneakers and Three Musketeers chocolate bars . Things you could not…

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Performing Outdoors

Playing outside is a whole different can 'o corn for a performing artist. No longer are you in a DARK tiny (or big or medium) room wearing jeans and a ski jacket. You are out in the day with the…

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California Mini Tour

I have just returned from a mini tour in California. Its so worth it to get into a new area other than what you are most familiar / comfortable with to perform your songs. All the way along I was…

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The Piano Is Important

The piano is a very useful tool for writing songs. After many years of playing just the guitar, I finally realized I needed to learn the piano so I could become a better songwriter. In my early 30's I had…
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Playing 'em Live Is So Great !

Songwriting is for sure a very cool thing,though each time I complete another song I wonder if it will be my last. Despite that, I also think how very fortunate I was to be drawn into songwriting in my late…
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"Trees" Was Exceptional

I went down and played TREES last night , Thursday, like I often do Thursday nights, but last night was very different. Seriously, this could have been a screened talent night. The display of talent was outstanding. One girl got…
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"Rewrites/Revisions"

Often times I'll write a song , look at it and know something is not perfect. I'm just mot feeling it. It usually ends up being placed, not on the scrap heap but definitely in  the unfinished bin. Then every…