Christmastimes Nw (2017 release) - I'd been thinking about putting out a Christmas CD for a long time. Just managed to get this done and published at the end of November, so it may have to wait for another Christmas before it gets much attention. I have a video on YouTube for the third song on it "Vote For Santa" and I'm working on a video that goes with the last song , but I don't know if it will be done this year or not....
Oh Now That's Just Silly(2017 release) -
I actually wrote the melodies for the songs on this CD around 2012 or 2013. Then in 2017, I decided to write new lyrics for them and publish them as a collection. As an interesting exercise in songwriting, I decided to try to keep the originals titles as close as possible to the same, but write completely new lyrics on different subject matter. The result was , in some cases at least, just silly", hence the title of the album.
It's About ... Time (2015/16 release) Due to procrastination and stumbling blocks, the project took over 7 years from start to finish. The reason for the three dots is so that you can supply your own adjective, (I can think of a few),
and then, after "releasing" it in May of 2015, it was still not done. About a year later, I listened to it again and realized that it contained fatal flaws that for some reason I hadn't heard before. I had to withdraw it to correct the problems and re-issued it in December 2016. If anyone bought one of the earlier versions, please let me know to send you a free replacement disc, (Just the disc was re-made, the packaging is the same).
Look for me in a new-ish 4 piece electric band called Top Secret. We specialize in 60s "Surf & Spy" music. I'm on vocals and guitar, with Rand Mitchell on lead guitar. The music is fun and has wide audience appeal. Definitely check out this link.
Laurette Langille CD
Laurette was a renowned local blues musician who won many awards for both her own performances and for the shows she hosted. She was diagnosed with cancer and died in 2008 having never made a CD, but Jerry Wolcott of In Tune Studios prepared a compilation from his recordings of her live concerts, I did the artwork and we released an album of 12 songs. Funding was raised through generous contributions from the community. The album was released in January 2011. Copies are available through CD Baby. Proceeds from all sales go to Laurette's daughter, Tempeste Langille. In 2013 Jerry Wolcott also passed away. The musical community will miss both of these people for a very long time.
I was extremely flattered when this wonderful San Francisco artist contacted me and asked permission to use my song, "Painting The World Blue", to back up some of her paintings in this beautiful slide show.
Northwest Soundscapes Radio Show
In 2007 I was the on-air host of this BIMA sponsored radio show, which presented interviews with local artists and tracks from their albums during the first hour and live performances by local songwriters during the second hour. Those performers who participated may obtain recordings by following this link.
Of Dolphins and Guitars
Many people ask me about this beautiful archtop guitar.
It was made by David Krause of Seattle. Dave is an ingenious Luthier, who also makes classical and parlor guitars, mandolins and violins. All his instruments are finely crafted and imaginative in design.
People ask me for his contact information all the time. You may email Dave at Krause_Instruments@hotmail.com, or visit his website at http://www.homepage.mac.com/sakrause
My Alter Ego is an Artist too
Check out the gallery of my Fiber Art including sculpture and wall pieces in a variety of soft media. Click on the words "Fiber Art" wherever they appear on this page.