A Whole Lotta Love/Mercy Live

March 9, 2024

Here’s a clip from the Ludlow Creek CD Release Party in 2022 of A Whole Lotta Love/Mercy. Special thanks to Ray Monell of Monell Communications for shooting and editing this clip.

Jingles…a long lost art form

October 13, 2020

My first job at a recording studio was as a jingles writer/producer. I’d spent many years in my parents basement writing and creating songs on my 4 track Tascam open reel recorder, and I had been playing in local bands for many years. Suffice to say that I had absolutely no idea what I was… ( read more )

The sun sets on Eldorado Brown

March 9, 2020

“All things must pass” George Harrison The sun is finally setting on Eldorado Brown, at least in my eyes. The band ended in the late summer of 2019… July 27th to be exact…just 2 hours before performing at a private party. The end was ugly, to say the least, with nerves frayed and jagged. But… ( read more )

Behringer Model D SYSEX for the rest of us

July 24, 2018

Behringer Model D

I recently purchased the Behringer Model D. And yes, there is a lot of controversy regarding Behringer making clones of old sysnths, but I don’t want to get into all that.   What I do want to get into is the lack of control over the pitch wheel, transpose, and multi-trigger. From the minute I… ( read more )

Sweetwater Gearfest

July 10, 2017

sweetwater gearfest

Recently I was fortunate to join the Bose “Club B” team with Eldorado Brown at Sweetwater’s Gearfest 2017. Eldorado Brown uses Bose gear for all our shows, and it is truly amazing. If you’ve never been to Gearfest before, I’d start making plans to go next year, as it is a free event where you… ( read more )

Facebook LIVE Concert

December 23, 2016

on set at Monell Communications

Last night I did my first Facebook Live event, thanks to my friends Ray Monell and Eric Monell at Monell Communications in Beavercreek Ohio. We did three of the songs from “TWO” unplugged, and it was BIG fun. Joining me are Lee Swisher on guitar, and John Hughes on bass. Here’s the video: This was… ( read more )

I’m Not The Only One

December 7, 2016

Taylor Hawkins of the foo fighters by Oxfordshire and London based photographer Andrew Ogilvy

So I just read a great interview with Taylor Hawkins, drummer for the Foo Fighters. I really love the Foo Fighters. I personally think they are the only rock band that understand the music business today. They don’t just release records anymore, they release works of art with a story told via video media (Sound… ( read more )

Music Business Success

November 27, 2016

dice records

It’s funny how the definition of success changes over time, especially in the music business. Case in point… In the mid-eighties, I was young, hungry, and scrappy. I wanted to make a living playing music. I tried going to Wright State to further my education, but college was just not for me. Ever since I’d… ( read more )

A great big THANK YOU!

November 25, 2016

thank you

It’s Thanksgiving 2016, and I’m just days away from releasing “Two” my second CD. Maybe I’m getting sentimental in my old age (or maybe I’ve had too much turkey), but I’m extremely thankful today. I’d like to take a few minutes to say thank you to a number of amazingly talented people who have helped me through the recording and mixing process.