For week 243 of Jam of the Week, we were asked to contribute protest songs. I took the opportunity to write a new one, inspired by (what else) some unfortunate comments by a prominent figure in our national news. Here’s “Ain’t It The Truth”
I was happy to join the Lucky So & Sos at Exiles Bar in DC on May 12, doing our part to keep the Funk Parade groove after the parade and into the night. Here are some live recordings from the event – we plan to go to the studio later this year to record some of these tracks for real.
It’s a snow day in Washington, DC. Here’s some music for a day inside (hope it’s a warm place).
In honor of Valentine’s Day, enjoy these original songs about love & lovers.
Without You: an old-fashioned song about lasting relationships
The Heart Says: a song about love, patience, and donuts
And finally, Snow Day, a seasonally appropriate song about the challenges (and promises) of relationships in winter weather
Happy New Year! I just sent out my list of performances for January 2018 to the mailing list. I also posted a new video for my song “Snow Day” (perfect for this “bomb cyclone” week we’re experiencing in the US Northeast). Hope you enjoy it.
Here’s my live music update for December 2017. It’s a light month, with only one performance schedule so far, at Bistrot Lepic on December 4 with Barbara Papendorp.
As we move into the winter and the holiday season, I invite you to check out the holiday album I recorded with Aaron Myers, “Snowing In Vegas,” which you can purchase on CD or find on your favorite streaming site. It includes original holiday and seasonal songs from Aaron and me, plus creative takes on Christmas classics.
Hope you enjoy these video highlights from the album.
I’m always on the lookout for inspiration for new songs, which usually comes in the form of a unique turn of phrase that turns into a lyric or a title. For this new song, a cabaret number called “All I Ever Lost,” inspiration came from Dani Stoller, a talented singer/ actress/playwright I met last year at a cabaret hosted by Barbara Papendorp, another talented singer/actress who I have the pleasure of performing with regularly around the DC area. Dani told us a story of a failed relationship, concluding that “all I ever lost was my TV.” Several months later, that sentiment evolved into this song, which Barbara and I premiered on Aug. 23 at Bistrot Lepic. Enjoy!
Thanks to Tony Gudell for capturing this performance by Barbara Papendorp and the DC Jazz Jam house band of my song “Without You” at the jam on May 14, 2017. With Percy White, bass, Mark Caruso, guitar, and Will Stephens, drums.
I’ll be playing with Barbara at Bistrot Lepic on May 24, and with Tony at Acadiana on June 18. Hope to see you there!
Celebrating our favorite mathematical constant on 3/14 with this short song. Happy Pi Day!