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New blog location

December 6, 2009

Hello friends,

After tolerating the limitations of the free WordPress account for about a year now, I decided enough was enough and created a new blog on my regular webhost.

Please update for your bookmarks:

See you at the new location!


November Concert

November 8, 2009

“How was your concert, daddy?” my son said, by way of “Good morning.”

How, indeed? It was marvelous, boyo, thank you for asking. The Stone Bridge Coffee House was packed, with a dozen more people on chairs outside on the sidewalk listening in – we came to call that group The Lions Club, after the Hope Day School Lions, the high school that I and most of them attended. They were the rowdy bunch, them. Several folks up from Oklahoma, Bruce, Susi, Chester, Shannyn (sp?), Jenny. Many folks in the shop I’ve come to think of as “regulars”, people I do not know but whose faces I recognize.

Holy crap…I have fans. That’s kind of a new feeling.

So, surrounded by fans, friends and Chosen Family, it was, at least from my perspective, a terrific show. I added two new songs, “The Athens Queen”, by Stan Rogers; and “You Can Close Your Eyes”, by James Taylor. Love, love, LOVE that song. By this Friday, I hope to have at least two more, but it’s going to be a busy week so I’m not sure I’ll have the time. Definitely by the 20th, though.

Thank you to every one who came to hear me. You made the evening for me.

I’m scheduled to play again this Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, with a jam session to follow.

Other, Upcoming Events

December 5, 2009, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Stone Bridge Coffee House

January 9th, 2009, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Stone Bridge Coffee House

February 6th, 2009, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Stone Bridge Coffee House


There’s probably an extra November date in there, too, the 20th, but that’s kind of up in the air. I’ll post here when I know for sure.


Stone Bridge Coffee House

Concert Update

July 29, 2009

playing Guitar at the coffee houseI have two concerts coming up where I’ll be performing solo.

August 7th, 2009.
7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Main Street Coffee House, 107 S. Main, Independence, Missouri.

Link to Google Maps


August 22nd, 2009
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Stone Bridge Coffee House. Englewood, Independence, Missouri

I can’t really give better directions or information on the coffee house since it isn’t open yet. I’ll be performing as a part of their Grand Opening festivities. I’ll post more updates as they become available.

Link to Google Maps

I play a mix of Celtic and American traditional music, and some original pieces as well. The music pulls from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England and, of course, America.

Coffee House Concert…

March 18, 2008

…was a great success!  I played to a packed house (first time, there) .  It wasn’t a paying gig, but the audience was generous to my tip jar.  There were more calls for CDs, and more reassurances that, yes, I’m recording a CD – hoping for a June or July release, if you’re keeping score.

There were a few new faces, and many old friends.

Thanks to everyone who came!

This Just In…

March 1, 2008

I’ll be performing at the Main Street Coffee House, March 17th, 7:00pm.
Below is the graphic I created – just for fun – for the event.

clicking the image will open a larger version in a new window

Scottish Legacy Night

January 6, 2008

Community Christian Church, Kansas City, MissouriHello friends! I’ll be performing on February 9th at 7:00pm, at the Missouri Valley Folklike Society Scottish Legacy Night. The event will be held at Community Christian Church on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.

More details can be found at the Missouri Valley Folklife Society’s website.

Hope to see you there!