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Make Up Time

Make Up Time

Ripped from the front page of my love life... quite some time ago, thankfully. True confessions ladies, right here, right now; we've all known this one! A blessing and a curse, which I have come to consider a "Good Luck Charm" in preparation for the true one who was...

Carry A Torch

Carry A Torch

Photo by Dianna ManleyFamous Last Words... oh, how they leave their mark on the psyche. In the broadest of pictures, this is the context for this tune. A goodbye "tag line" said to a close friend of 40 plus years that has taken on a life of its own. My inner circle,...

While You Decide

While You Decide

To coin a familiar term, the "gateway" to the September 2018 Concert Party appears to have been a portal through which my recent songwriting productivity resurged. I began to compose and finish song ideas that had been floating around, and in some cases nagging me,...

Second Chance

Second Chance

Singers all have favorite tunes that we want to belt out, whether we should or not, if nothing else but to have the enjoyment of hearing ourselves sing our own interpretations. In my case, it is almost always a song that was originally sung by a male voice that I...

Weddings

Weddings

It has been my distinct honor and blessing to have been asked to sing for many of my family's and friend's weddings. There isn't a more beautiful privilege than to be waiting in the wings, up in the balcony or right up front singing a sacred piece or love song for a...

A Song for You

A Song for You

We are on sacred ground here... CHURCH. Beside holding Leon Russell in the highest regards as a pianist/singer/songwriter/producer/music director, this song is for me one of the finest sentiments ever put to music. And what music it is, a Beethoven-esque sonata-love...

The Struggle

The Struggle

Think about all of the challenges that you have faced, watched family and friends go though, and humanity endure. We look back to youth and for a fleeting instance it seems like it was lighter and more in our own control. Age carries with it the wisdom, if we choose...

A Love Letter to My Hometown

A Love Letter to My Hometown

Rituals. It is only now that I understand that home is where, no matter the location, you bring yourself and your rituals to live the life you have created. I've spent half of my life on the East Coast, after growing up in the vast space of a small town that was in...

Covers-The Imports

Covers-The Imports

Fronting a 3 piece rock band was a 4 hours aerobics class, vocal chords shredding , pride swallowing, busticle busting wonderful wild ride. We chose covers that truly fit the format and then other tunes that stretched the boundaries of bass, drums and guitar. The club...