When I was a little kid, someone (I don't rememer who) told me to stick to singing because I couldn't draw for beans. I believed that person because, quite frankly, I really do suck at drawing. But 7 years ago I gave in to the urge to buy paint and canvas. It was on sale at Michaels and I had been thinking that if I never actually tried to paint I'd regret it in my old age someday. For seven years, my art went straight into the closet after it dried, until my good friend Ruth King told me I should at least hang it up on my own walls. So I did... and here's another confession: I just love my art. It's not about perfection, it's not about anything other than the fact that I can lose myself completely in the act of painting. I lose sense of time, problems, concerns and whether or not what turns out will be "good". I don't feel like I have to analyze and construct as I do with songwriting. It's very liberating and I've come to the conclusion that my art is an expression of feelings and thoughts that I cannot express similarly in song.  I've selected a few of my favorites to show you in the Photo Gallery section. I hope you like them as much as I do. But if you don't that's okay.... it's just art :-)

Well, it's been two years since the public saw my face on a stage and it was really sweet to be back on the old Stardust stage... well a new stage now that the place has expanded. I performed this past weekend for a wonderful audience who told me they enjoyed my French (yes, I sing in French on the new lullaby cd). My friend and guest performer was Lisa Firestone.... yeah, baby, Lisa is gorgeous, sings like an angel, writes songs that can (and will) make you laugh or cry; she's slaving away on her 4th ro 5th cd. Check her out at www.lisafirestone.com. I'll see if I can get a hold of a pic or two of that performance to post for you. Now that the lullaby cd has been released to the world, it's time to begin work on the new album. I'm thinking it'll be recorded within the next 6 months or so. A trip back to my acoustic R&B and rock roots for sure.
I'm proud to announce that the lullaby album is on it's way to CDbaby and to the downloading world. A few more days. Ah... another baby born (this one didn't hurt one bit!). Keep you eye out for STARRY NIGHT: Lullabies for Little Ones. Hey, you even get to hear me sing in French.
I'm still soaring.... I had the most intensely wonderful mind-body experience of my adult life. 4 amazing days of Qigong at Qi Revolution, mingling with like-minded folks, meditation, yoga and breathing techniques to blow the mind and open the heart. Check it out if you're inclined.... www.qirevolution.com and iqigong.org. Very cool stuff. My favorite quote from Jeff: "Life's too short to wear anything but an expression of love on your face". Okay... sounds so hippie.... but isn't it true? It's really neat to re-enter the "real world" and still be able to keep the Zen feeling with me. Maybe there's some slow, trance, semi-acoustic seeds germinating as a result. I'll keep you in the loop for sure! Lullaby cd is done... in production/press. Should be available for download or hardcopy sale in about a week. (insert smile here).
Hey there world, friends and family.... I've been talking about it for ages and it's finally done. Last week, I recorded the lullaby cd - 13 original songs. None of that rock-a-bye business where the baby gets to fall out of the tree! Ha ha.My wonderful friend Lisa Firestone, who is an accomplished singer and songwriter in her own right, accompanied me on keys. It sounds amazing and I can't wait to share it with you. It'll be a few weeks.... gotta mix/master and press them. I'll keep you posted.

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