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Let me start by saying I have no opinion on Beyoncé's new album, Cowboy Carter. Nor do I have an opinion on her cover versions of Blackbird and Jolene or her single, Texas Hold 'em. What I do take issue with is the inordinate amount of attention she is getting as someone who is 'saving' or 'helping' country music's popularity....

It's true. Sure, many musicians would love to play an arena gig with five figures worth of attendance but, let's be real. For most of us, that isn't happening anytime soon; especially for a sixty-two-year-old guy like me! Yet, having experienced the love of an intimate audience, it's going to be tough to change my mind.

It was a hard decision to come to, but I made it and I'm not sorry. Due to an injury, I had back in high school (I fell in the orchestra pit and broke both my wrists and a concussion) my left hand healed badly and it limited how much I could rotate my hand. As you can appreciate, it...

I found this meme and it got my attention right away. They intend to entertain, but they end up delivering an ironic truth. The part that sticks in my craw is the bottom right panel because I'm an original musician. As musicians, we all would love to play our music but we bow to the pressure of venues and play...

Do you have friends or family who are successful no matter what they do? I have some friends who are like that. I have never been that fortunate.

I sat there staring at the title of this entry. "Low budget". It kind of hurts to read those words. But, it's a theme that runs through my life. I've always taken lower-budget options for my business projects because I have never had the money. I don't have a great education so those high-paying jobs associated with those degrees are...

Now that everyone is finished being excited about their Spotify Wrapped numbers, let me tell you where I'm at with the pursuit of my music.

I guess the title of this post is probably the best way to look at the situation I am currently in. Like all my musician brothers and sisters, I have been planning to record a new album. I really wanted to record at the premier studio in our city but that was going to take a chunk out of the...

Playing out of town is new for me so these little "hit and run" gigs are kind of a road trip. I'm pretty happy to announce that I will be back in Wawa on September 23 at the Lakeview Hotel in Woody's Pub. I'm looking forward to performing a few sets for those folks.

If that title caught you a bit by surprise then I have your attention. I understand that many of you may not know that music isn't free and some of you may disagree. Disagree all you want but it's the truth. Once upon a time, musicians could make a living from music but now they can't. Digital streaming killed the...