2024, the year I stop with my music

You’re probably going to start seeing a deluge of proclamations across your social media feeds in the coming days and weeks. New year, new start. I think it’s natural for these cyclical reminders to motivate us to start doing things…

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Music City Musings

I’m wrapping up my final day on an exciting and incredibly humbling experience with my first Nashville recording session. I’m drinking coffee on a beautiful Fall Day outside a little diner on the outskirts of the city before I head…

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The View

To everything (turn, turn, turn) 

There is a season (turn, turn, turn) 

And a time to every purpose, under heaven 

A time to be born, a time to die 

A time to plant, a time to reap 

A time to

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Getting Out of the Boat

The two largest religions in the world today are Christianity and Islam, so I'm going to make an assumption a lot of folks reading this have a vague idea of who Jesus was/is regardless of your faith or the depth…

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Scout

I've been driving around all day occasionally glancing over at it in the front passenger seat to take in the the reminder of memories that made me smile and laugh. And of course the not so distant memory I've had…

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Well...did NOT see that coming

I guess that title could be aptly applied to all of us as 2020 begins it’s fade in our rear-view mirror.   I can say without a doubt that this time last year (2 March 2020), a pandemic and its impact…

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Finding "Your Voice"

I hadn’t been playing guitar too terribly long when I began to hear others talking about “finding their voice.” Huh? How do you find your voice...on a guitar? You just play it right? Put your fingers here, strum or pluck…

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Playing Through the Changes

In music we talk about “playing the changes.”  It simply means playing in a way that reflects the shifting harmony of the chord progression, choosing the right notes at the right time. feeling comfortable playing in any key, over any

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Playing It Forward

It's that time of year again, the holidays.  This means in all liklihood you're going to fall in one of two camps.  A.) You put up your tree the day after Thanksgiving, your Christmas shopping was pretty much done in…

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Fear Monsters

Fear.  The word alone probably conjures up all kinds of images.   These images are as unique to us as our own personalities.  As children, fear is the stuff of nightmares.  We fear the dark and the hideous creatures lurking within…

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Where’s Home?

Have you ever given any thought to your “home?”   Not the place where they keep sending all the bills and the smoke detectors start beeping at 3:00AM.  I’m talking about the place where you are comfortable and safe to explore…

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Growing Up and Growing Old

Growing up. I remember wanting to “grow up” so bad when I was young! Growing up meant independence, freedom, and privilege! I eagerly waited for my "grown up" lottery ticket allowing me to enter bars, rent cars, vote, stay out…

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