Category: Music

  • MJ Jr.

    Life Goes On Stay With You

  • Interviewed on The Douglas Coleman Show

    In June of 2011, I sent one my first singles, “Release Me” to The Douglas Coleman show (a podcast) and he responded. It was his 2nd episode and the show is still going today! Release Me was the first track on my first album, It’s About Time. I wasn’t going after a Pop Rock vibe,…

  • Austin, Texas!

    “Live music capital of the world”, which seems a tad hyped. Great live music scene for sure, but it’s not Nashville. Ten times better than the Chicago suburbs, if not for only the music selection. Chicago proper has a much bigger live music scene than Austin. Even Beale St. in Memphis, TN. has a lot…

  • Learning To Fly Video (Tom Petty Cover)

    Well, I started outDown a dirty roadStarted out all aloneAnd the sun went downAs I crossed the hillAnd the town lit upThe world got still I’m learning to flyBut I ain’t got wingsComing downIs the hardest thing Well the good ol’ daysMay not returnAnd the rocks might meltAnd the sea may burn I’m learning to…

  • What Makes A Hit Song?

    What Makes A Hit Song?

    How many artists does it take to write a hit song? What is a “hit” anyway? How does one song makes its way into enough of the right ears to gain enough critical mass to make a life of its own? Here’s what GPT3 has to say:

  • Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

  • “It’s About Time” – 20 Years Later

    “It’s About Time” – 20 Years Later

    Hard to believe I released “It’s About Time” 20 years ago! This was my first official studio album. I’ve been writing and recording since about 1984, but until 2002, all those hundreds of songs were just demos. On 9/11 (yes that 9/11), my wife and I met with a contractor to finish our basement which…

  • John Mayer’s Cover of Freefallin’

    When I first saw JM cover this tune at his LA concert, I was blown away. The harmonies, tags and performance are amazing. Here’s my humble attempt.

  • 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…