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Sold Out Camarillo Cafe Show!

We had a great time in Camarillo playing the Camarillo Cafe, hosted by Gary and Kathy Lynch. They did a marvelous job putting together a splendid evening. John Zipperer and friends opened with a lively and engaging set with full…

Work on the new CDs continues

Work on my two new CDs is going well. I recorded acoustic guitar tracks for ALL I EVER WANTED and redid some vocal takes today, as I continue working on my new studio album. I'm also awaiting the arrival of…

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SoundToys

I've been recording tracks for my new CD and have been using some of SoundToys  plug-ins on the electric guitars. I've used their Echo Boy the most, with its nice rich analog echoplex-like delay. I've also used their Tremolator for…

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New Steve Earle CD

I've been enjoying the new Steve Earle CD, "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive." This is one of his strongest albums in a while and once again New West Records includes a "Making Of" DVD with the CD…

Recording a Collection of Love Songs

I've started doing the final recordings for my collection of love songs. Some of the demos sound good and just need various parts redone. Today I'm going to redo the guitar on THE LAST TO LEAVE. I never got the…

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Exile on Main Street

I've been listening to this early Stones album, as I never listened to it when it came out--I was not a Stones fan. This album has a raw rootsy sound I really dig. The guitar parts work especially well within…

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Tangled Roots and Bitter Wind

Pat Baker, the wonderful host of KCSN's Tangled Roots radio show, has been playing selections from my upcoming LIVE AT MCCABE'S CD. Sunday he played BITTER WIND, one of my darkest songs. I find his show very inspiring, as I…

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Mudd Club Radio interview

Wednesday I did a phone interview with Stephen Lomas on his radio show, Mudd Club in Tumbarumba, Australia. Stephen is a great guy and a big fan of roots music. He played a selection of my songs and we discussed…

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Live album update

This weekend Pat Baker, host of 88.5 KCSN's Tangled Roots show played two tracks from my upcoming Live at McCabe's album. Thanks Pat! Pat's show is one of the best roots music radio shows in the LA area, so it's…

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Evangeline's murder gets a new life

This weekend I was privileged to hear Susie Glaze & the Hilonesome Band performing as part of the Caltech Folk Music Society Concert Series. It was special because they were premiering their new arrangement of my song EVANGELINE. What a…

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Harlem River Blues

Been listening to Justin Townes Earls new album, Harlem River Blues and I'm really digging some of the retro arranging and writing. I love the stripped down sound and the mix of old-time country and distorted guitar in the band…

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Dave Alvin, Chris Smither and Peter Case at McCabe's

I caught these fine songwriters at McCabe's last night. Great songs in very different styles. Alvin's songs are paired down to the basics, Smither's words and music are blusey and intricate, and Case's songs are a mashup of roots and…