Hey, I came in second in the Don Gibson Singer/Songwriter Contest at the Don Gibson Theater in Shelby, NC! So much fun!
I came in third place in the Don Gibson Theater's song contest on April 7, 2018. Along with the other 11 finalists, I played at the Don Gibson Theater in Shelby, NC for a group of judges and a very nice audience, and had a lot of fun, and won $200 for finishing third! Daniel Jeffers came in second ($400) and Joshua West came in first ($1000). The song I played was titled, "Tarry Time," it's a new-ish song that I haven't recorded yet, but hope to soon!
Our good friend Greg Baker brought his new video camera to our monthly gig at Nova's Bakery in Rock Hill, SC this past Saturday, November 1, 2014, and recorded some songs to post to YouTube. That was so nice of Greg to do. Take a look at the video he posted of a song I wrote for my mom, "No One Will Ever Love Me Like You," by clicking on the following link http://youtu.be/QRmlD8ueP8k, or the video of a Christmas song I wrote, "The Glitch That Stole Christmas," by clicking on the following link…Read more
I played at Nova's Bakery & Coffee Shop in Rock Hill on March 1st, 2014 and had a blast! Thanks to all of the family and friends who came out! It was so much fun, we decided to do it every month - on the first Saturday of each month, from 2 til 4 pm.
Anyone who would like to borrow my guitar and get up and share a song is welcome to. Our friend Ken Menard got up and did two songs on March 1st, and did a great job - thanks, Ken!
Nova's is at 1108 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732. It's a warm…Read more
My friend PJ Brunson invited me to do a songwriter round at the Artistic Cafe, an event held in the family life center at Wedgewood Church in Charlotte, on February 1st, 2014. PJ's friend Laurie Neal also joined us with her beautiful violin playing (PJ and Laurie play together as the duo Ananda, and are awesome). We had a wonderful audience of attentive, appreciative music lovers, including a lot of our friends from NSAI and members of Wedgewood Church. Thanks to PJ for inviting me to join her, and to…Read more
Today we received an "Open It" tool from our friends Jeff and Marge Averill of Matthews, NC, to help us open those hard-to-open packages I wrote about in my song "Packaging". A photo of the "Open It" is in the Photo Gallery. Jeff and Marge also sent the following note:
Now I know you're beyond those matchbox cars for the kids but you're not done yet! There's packages at some point for the grand kids and then there's this thing that creeps up on us called old age. We're there and it's a whole…Read more
We received the Dusty Lawn Chairs CD's today, and they are also now available on CD Baby (click the "Buy" tab)! We are so excited to have them! They look great and sound great! Thanks to everyone involved in putting this project together - Chris Rosser at Hollow Reed Studio in Asheville, NC (producing, engineering, keyboards, bass guitar, guitar), River Guerguerian (percussion), Eliot Wadopian (upright bass), Dave Johnson (mandolin, dobro, banjo, fiddle, cello, viola, violin), Tania Hancheroff (harmony…Read more
I flew to Nashville to participate in the April 23, 2013 recording session to have female harmony vocals added to five of the songs on my new Dusty Lawn Chairs CD. Greg Strizek, the owner of Verge Recording, had arranged for Tania Hancheroff, an amazing vocalist, to sing harmony vocals. Tania has sung harmony vocals on the records of Alan Jackson, Kenny Rogers, Brad Paisley, Johnny Mathis, Jo Dee Messina, and Randy Travis, to name just a few. Check out her credits at…Read more
March 13, 2013 was the last day in Chris Rosser's studio for working on the Dusty Lawn Chairs CD. We listened to the awesome tracks that David Johnson added to seven of the songs, and made final edits on some of my vocal tracks. See photos in the Photo Gallery. I'm really excited about how all of the songs sound. Now on to Nashville, where harmony vocals will be added.
We're recording a new CD, to be titled, "Dusty Lawn Chairs", at Chris Rosser's studio in Asheville, NC. It will have 15 songs on it, and the project is going great. It should be ready in late spring or early summer 2013. Stay tuned! Also, we'll be updating this website when the new CD comes out. Hey, we just added some new photos to the Photo Gallery. Check 'em out!