Public Service Announcement.

Despite previous news to the contrary, the fantastic music venue, The Backstage Lounge on Granville Island is still open! I’m sending this message to all my Vancouver & area fans. News to me, the Backstage Lounge didn’t close as was reported in 2017. It was all a...

More John Prine stuff. Ya, I’m a fan.

John Prine is an alchemist – turns a voice like gravel into a song of pure love. He’s so inspiring to me – nothing fancy, nothing flashy, no tricks, what you see there is John Prine pure and simple. He sings from the heart, and it infuses his music...

Why I Play Music

“It honestly and delicately express(es), in a full, tangible way, what it mean(s) to be alive. A crucial aspect of the world that (can) only be expressed through the medium of music.” Haruki Murakami...

Can Bob Dylan Sing?

Oh yes, he can. Check this out. I found out about it reading Robbie Robertson’s biography. Robbie states unequivocally that after watching Bob on stage for years he’s one of the best singers in rock.   This song, Bob hadn’t even been on stage for...

I’m with Bruce!

Recently I found this quote from musician Bruce Cockburn. It’s a good description of how I view my job in music too: “My job is to translate what I understand of the human experience into some sort of communicable form, that then becomes a vehicle for the...