Category: Music

  • Rock The Heart 2022

    Rock The Heart 2022

    This amazing event was created thirteen years ago by my good friend Dana Balicki, supporting women’s heart health. I’ve had the honor to play several times and this one really was special. Given the pandemic, they had to take a few years off and this was the first one in 3 years. What made it […]

  • Penrose Brewery – Geneva, IL.

    Penrose Brewery – Geneva, IL.

    Who doesn’t love an Oktoberfest!? The good people at Penrose Brewing in Geneva, IL. definitely do it right! Complete with lederhosen and beer stein holding contests. I had the honor to close out the night playing some tunes at their 2022 Oktoberfest on Sept. 17. Their microbrew line up is stellar and they did a […]

  • Let’s open with “More Than A Feeling!”

    It’s the summer of 1985 and I’m 16 years old.  Been driving since April and the band I was in found a Battle of the Bands opportunity at the Thirsty Whale in Rosemont, IL. This place was legendary in the 80s for hard rock. So, I lied about where I was going, to be able […]

  • My Top 10 Music Docs

    Here’s my top 10 music documentaries and/or music docu-dramas. Each one is linked to either a DVD or streaming source. The Last Waltz Sting – All This Time (Filmed on 9/11) George Harrison – Living In The Material World The Search for Robert Johnson Bob Dylan – No Direction Home The Rolling Stones – Gimme […]

  • Brianna

    Brianna

    An old friend from the Southside started an entertainment agency a few years back. He was packing clubs in Wisconsin doing “Idol-like” events and finding some great young talent. Last year, he reached out and told me about Brianna and sent me a few videos. Immediately I heard the raw talent. Beautiful voice with a […]

  • “The Way Home” – 14 Years Later

    14 years ago, in the Spring of 2008, I released my 2nd studio album. I had very little free time available, with 3 kids and running a PMO team at HSBC. I’ve always made time for music since getting into the tech world around 1991. This particular album project was especially challenging since I had […]

  • NFTs in 2022

    Happy New Year! Hope this year finds you healthy and brings you many good things. I’ve been doing a lot of research on the blockchain and NFTs and getting very interested in the potential. As I always do, diving in the deep end and learn by doing. As such, I’ve launched my first NFT collection […]

  • New Single, “Waterloo”

    This song was inspired by several trips to Waterloo, IA. It’s really about any small town USA, where it’s great to place to grow up. Then maybe you stay – or go. ~Available everywhere on 9/10/21~Find on your fav service It’s a great lifeAlive and kickin’Motor runnin’Living every day by the hour, by the minuteWe […]

  • New Single – “Let Me In”

    I wrote this song about 10 years ago. I tend to write songs and then there’s something about it that isn’t fitting, so I put it on the shelf. I was about to re-shelve this one until I found a great acoustic drum beat that fit the song perfectly. ~Available everywhere on 7/2/21~ I’m on […]

  • All About That Bass

    I’m a huge fan of the bass guitar. I think it’s the most underrated instrument in modern music. If you took the bass out of 90% of the rock songs between 1972 – 2000, those songs would be completely different. Bass was my second instrument and started playing at 15 years old. My first bass […]