This is a Lightnin’ Hopkins tune…I was messin’ around over the weekend…Figured I would do a simple acoustic guitar tune…   I also found this picture from the old T’C’s Lounge in Austin,TX…notice anything about the sign behind me?Read More →

This is the last of the ‘unreleased’ music left over from my last studio effort in 2012…can’t believe it’s been four years! Probably time to do a new record…this time I want a real engineer to mix and a real engineer to master! (anyone else but me!) Jimi Bott on drums… Willie Campbell on bass… The vocals were meant to be a scratch track..but they don’t bother me too bad…I like the drums bleedin’ through…I added the hammond myself later… I already have the songs together..I’m 41 years old…still got got something in the tank just no money to lose anymore:)    Read More →

Here is a cool set from a gig in Finland, Mn at Nine Mile Lodge in 2002 or so. I’m good friends with the Foster family who owned and operated it. Mark Foster recently passed away and I dedicate this to him. A special thanks to Tom Hyslop who recorded this. I have to mention I can tell that I was singing through my 1968 Shure Vocal Master columns…love that sound! The musicians on this are: Paul Linden on harmonica, Bracken Hale on bass and Corey Keller on drums…      Read More →

Well…Since I was talking about the mid-90’s…this was something I wrote back then…just some rock n roll—this was from the last session I did with Jimi Bott and Willie Campbell…was going to overdub vocals but never got around to it…so here it is…..Read More →

Picking up where we left off….. I don’t remember much of the conversation in the van but I know that it was hard for me to be mad at my cousin even though I knew what he did was way wrong. Yes, Sam was being an a -hole and my cousin punched him out. The whole thing was not what I needed especially considering I was trying to be a working musician in Dallas, which was hard enough (this was about 1995). A few days after the incident I remember speaking to Sam at Schooners again. The details are blurry as to how we wereRead More →

I am starting to enjoy writing about some of these stories. Albeit is very easy and safe, to sit behind a computer. I find myself very comfortable in this spot these days. No gigs to book, or players to procure. No set lists to worry about (at least very minimal, I still play a little bit). I am to the point where I feel more comfortable behind a drum set. I enjoy playing guitar but I seem to sound best in my garage.I got a drum gig comin’ up and I think back to a time in Dallas somewhere in the spring of 1995 orRead More →

–Disclaimer –some things in this are for mature audiences only– I wanted to talk a little about my circumstances shortly after recording my second record (Something’s Gotta Give). I was living on East Side Avenue (referred to as ‘drug alley’ by the cops). I reluctantly moved into a cool duplex that was an old house built in 1908, my ex girlfriend talked me into it. I know it sounds like I am passing the buck again. Gee, move next door to your ex…Great idea! But it was re done on the inside and was a cool pad… I won’t go into details but you canRead More →

Tomorrow will be fun. Special guest Elliot Sowell from St. Louis (..by way of Dallas and the same guitar lineage as myself..) will be sittin in. It’s always a pleasure to play with Mark Latsos on drums and Casey Van Beek on the bass. We usually start around 6:00 and will go till 8:30 or so…see ya then!Read More →