In addition to my own podcast, which you can find here, I also line produce and host a podcast called New Music Now over at Ink19.com. Its a show where we invite 2 guests, one a music fan and the other a musician, and we each choose an album and talk about a couple songs... Continue Reading →
A frank conversation with The Dozens Travis Posey and the struggle to make it in the music business.
I'm from the old school when it comes to most things in life, especially music. I still buy physical CD's and Vinyl so I can experience the entire package that the artist is offering up. I do it for many reasons but a few of the most important are because I want to hear the... Continue Reading →
The Art Inside the Craft video series
I can't believe that I forgot to put out a post on my website about my new video series...but I did. I've taken the next evolutionary step as a writer to include some video and interviews to my portfolio of work. I love the writing but I feel the best way to get the word... Continue Reading →
965 Guitars in the Newbo district.
Growing up in Cedar Rapids in the late 80's and early 90's, we had a number of unique places to pick up musical instruments. My buddy Rhett and I would spend a ton of time at Somewhere in Iowa guitars, Carma Lou's, The Music Loft, and West music. Sometimes we'd hit them all just to... Continue Reading →
Photographer Kathy Hurley and her journey to reclaim her photographs.
Not long ago on the Skydog Facebook page, run by Mark Vormittag, it was brought to light that a number of previously uncredited photographs were the work of one of the members, Kathy Hurley. She has an amazing link to the Allman Brothers Band and has taken a number of fantastic shots that I'm very... Continue Reading →
I have been following Angelo Santelli's career for a while and while he may not be on your radar yet, he should be. In the simplest terms possible, you can put his slide talent snugly between Duane Allman and Derek Trucks. It would be a gross understatement to box him into that category but, it... Continue Reading →
Who wants to start playing guitar, Part 2.
So now you have purchased a guitar. Maybe you picked up a tuner and some guitar picks but, what do you do now? Well, now comes the fun and probably most frustrating part of it. It's time to get to work and learn the craft. When I started learning to play, it was during the... Continue Reading →
Who wants to start playing guitar?
I've had 2 different friends ask me lately about guitar playing and thought I'd put together some simple thoughts that I wish I'd known when I started. I've been playing since I was in my early teens and am 43 now. That doesn't mean I'm any good but, I've been a constant student along the... Continue Reading →
“You Gotta Sin…”
Along with the Podcast that I'm doing with my buddy Rod, I will also throw in some album reviews from some of my favorites over the years. This entire album is as ingrained in my musical vocabulary as "Free Bird" or "Don't Stop Believing" is for the casual radio hits listener. It's backed by an... Continue Reading →
“Music that will lift me.”
Music always has been and will continue to be my number one passion throughout my life. It stirs my soul and makes me feel alive while I listen to and play it on my guitar. It is the driving force to everything that I do and once I figure out how to pay the bills... Continue Reading →