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Joni Mitchell, an American Journey and Other Flights of Joy

Joni Mitchell, an American Journey and Other Flights of Joy

Posted on December 03, 2017 in News

It’s been a whirlwind month that began with a call from pal Richard Gibbs to “put your pants on and get over here right now- just trust me!” so I hustled over to Richard’s beautiful Woodshed Recording Studio, whereupon I immediately encountered Terry Reid and David Lindley outside the studio doors. I looked in and there were Richard Thompson, JD […]

XXV

XXV

Posted on October 25, 2017 in News

  As we move deeper into autumn, life has started to take on a new weight and shape as the changes that emerged last spring start to settle in. It dawned on me earlier this year that 2017 marked 25 years since I returned to music after a 10+ year hiatus in the ‘80’s, having left as a jazz bassist to […]

Wide Open Life

Wide Open Life

Posted on September 20, 2017 in News

As most of you who know me already know, I’ve always had a curious nature, and I’ve rarely let fear of change or risk prevent me from living the life I want to live. Whether it was leaving music as a jazz bass player in my late 20’s to become a CPA, or returning to it in my late 30’s as […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 2017

Posted on July 26, 2017 in News

“The time to live is now,” said my dear late friend, Ho Blair, in February of this year. I took these words– like all his words– to heart. And with this, Kathy and I decided to continue our journey. This decision immediately began to shift the energy of our lives, which is what we realized was needed in early 2017. […]

Summer

Summer

Posted on July 06, 2017 in News

Summer, 2017. We’ve passed the 4th and we’re in the thick of it– already, it seems… Here in Malibu, we get another several million of our closest friends visiting the area between now and mid-September, so for us that means it’s time to head East. But until then, I get to work on our latest recordings here in Paradise. This shot […]

Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful

Posted on June 02, 2017 in News

As spring falls into summer, the warmth of the sun returns along with the promise of all that is good in our world. I sometimes describe myself as “the luckiest guy I know,” and while life has its ups and downs, on balance, I really do feel that way. From my kind, supportive and beautiful grandmother Hazel, who saved me […]

Hejira

Hejira

Posted on May 02, 2017 in News

Life is change. Life is movement. Life is fleeting. These are the thoughts that have preoccupied me this spring as we move towards midyear, another summer and the great wide open. Hejira means journey and of course it is also Joni Mitchell’s career-peaking masterpiece, which are both themes present in my life today. This beautiful work by New Mexico artist […]

All Things van Gogh

All Things van Gogh

Posted on March 20, 2017 in News

The van Gogh Brothers ride again in April at Vincent’s Worcester and Cafe Betterley in Central Massachusetts, on the 21st and 22nd, respectively. We can’t wait to return to the namesake home of the van Gogh Brothers, even though Paul and I didn’t make the connection between “Vincent” and “van Gogh” until we’d already played at Vincent’s for TEN YEARS. […]

The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way

Posted on February 17, 2017 in News

Once in a lifetime, if we’re lucky, we meet a soul who opens the door to another dimension; another way of looking at our existence, another way of seeing ourselves in the universe as an element of humanity and spirituality, and we gain a new outlook on life. I was that lucky. I met Ho Blair in Provincetown in the […]

O Beautiful for Spacious Skies

O Beautiful for Spacious Skies

Posted on January 20, 2017 in News

America is a beautiful place. In fact, it’s a collection of beautiful places. From the Florida Keys to Maine; from the major Eastern cities to the Midwest; from the South to the wide open West– the people, the climates and the cultures all coalesce into our great Nation. My early settler roots go all the way back to the American […]