Liner Notes

Old Music? New Music? This isn't a contest.

I recently returned from the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City. A phrase I heard from a few artists and venues was that I play Cover Songs! I didn't take this as a compliment.

It used to be…

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Are we in tune?

I performed at a Christmas Open House for a museum a few months ago.  A dear friend stopped by to listen. She mentioned that she was surprised I didn’t have an electronic tuner on my instruments.  At most of…

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A Full Circle

In 1988 I released an instrumental Christmas recording Inside Fezziwig's, The Spirit of Christmas Past  on Kicking Mule Records. Inside Fezziwig’s received great reviews as well as national and international airplay. 

A couple of years later Inside Fezziwig’s

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This is My Tree

This is my tree.

I try to take a morning walk walk along the Blackstone River Bike Path. Every day there are changes to see if I listen and watch the world around me.

Every morning I walk I check…

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Lessons Learned

The New Year is the traditional time for reflection.  As I try and map this new year in front of me, this is what I have come to realize over the past few weeks. 

Chance encounters have had a large…

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The Limits of Imitation

If imitation the highest form of flattery, I freely admit I am trying to flatter many, many musicians.


I was blown away the first time I heard blind blues guitarist Paul Pena play. I was a teenager, and his band…

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