Photo Credit: William Robert Thompson
Barry Manilow proclaims him to be:
"The best singer songwriter to come along since the heyday of Tin Pan Alley"
Goldmine calls him "The Crown Prince of soft pop"
While others simply call what he does…Chill Pop.
SUMMER 2013 TOUR DATES!
I am thrilled to announce my first ever tour dates in the beautiful Philippines! I am really looking forward to this, and can't wait to greet my fans there and meet many new ones. I will be sharing a bill with the one and only Rex Smith! And this just in: I've recorded a special album just for this tour of some of my favorite songs from the 70s! Here are the dates, as always, everything in my life is subject to change on a moment's notice, in fact, many times without even a notice of a moment.
6/18 MANILA, Philippines at: Edsa Shangri-la 7PM
6/20 MISIBIS BAY, Philippines at: TBA 8PM
6/22 BAGUIO, Philippines at: University of Baguio 8PM
6/23 WIDUS, Philippines at: Widus Convention Center 8PM
6/24 L'FISHER BACOLOD at: TBA 8PM
6/29 PORTLAND, OR House Concert 7:30PM (Potluck begins at 6:30) TICKETS
7/6 ROSEVILLE, CA at: Baagan Cafe 7PM (come for dinner first!) TICKETS
9/6 SAN FRANCISCO, CA National Anthem at AT&T Park before Giants/Diamondbacks game 7PM
THE LATEST- Had a crazy month of May, no, not just planting veggies and running for reelection (I won), but also recording an entire 12-song album of 70s songs. A couple of the tracks have been previously released, but a whopping nine are newly recorded! It will be available for sale at the shows in the Philippines, and of course I will try and have it available to my fans around the world sometime after that. I think you're really going to dig it. It was a total blast recording it. If you can't wait to hear me croon a 70s song, have you ordered your copy of this great new compilation I'm on? It's called "Drink A Toast To Innocence" and it features my version of "How Much I Feel". It's available HERE.
Previous post–Been spending time in beautiful Hickory, North Carolina writing several new songs, truly some of my favorite tunes yet, and working on a top secret project that I can't wait to tell everyone about. Also, this just in, just booked: I will be singing the National Anthem at AT&T Park in San Francisco before the Giants/Diamondbacks game on Friday, September 6th at 7PM! These days I rarely get nervous before a performance, but Anthem gigs are different…they're absolutely terrifying. So be sure to get your tickets to cheer me on, or optionally, to throw garlic fries at me when I forget if it's the home of the brave or the home of the free. What are we again? Are we brave or free? I always seem to forget.
Recently cowrote a gorgeous new song with Mr. Parthenon Huxley a couple weeks ago, and will be debuting it and other new ones at the upcoming shows. The lineup for the new album is taking shape at this point there are about 16 songs, of which I will probably pick 11. Lots of new shows popping up, for some reason I'm becoming a judge–judging a vocal competition in Hickory, North Carolina, and a cupcake contest in Sacramento. I've never watched any of those dreadful judging competitions on teevee, so I might be totally lost and not be mean enough. Feel free to email me some suggestions as to how to nicely reject someone…or a cupcake.
I just finished up my contribution to a 70s tribute album called "Drink A Toast To Innocence", a celebration of lite rock hits of the greatest decade for pop singles. The song I did is Ambrosia's "How Much I Feel", which includes one of my all-time favorite 3rd verses: "How's your life been goin' on. I've got a wife now, for years we've been going strong. But there's just something that I got to say. Sometimes when we make love, I still can see your face". Nails me every time. My good pal Colby Pollard helped me out with this track, and he did a great job. Can't wait for you guys to hear it. You can read all about it and keep up to date on when it will be released here:
Re. my new album- I've gone back to the pop well and called on some of my favorite collaborators. Tommy Dunbar and I have written a couple really sweet, fresh, classic sounding tunes, and Mr. Parthenon Huxley, that monolith of power pop, and I are working on some killer songs as well.
There is no release date for the new album, but stay tuned to this page for breaking news!
So go explore this new website, there are new photos, old photos, videos, a new bio, and everything you need to know about the upcoming tour dates. Hey, there's even my weekly (or so) tip in the lower right hand corner of this page where I give you a link cool things I've bought, use, and recommend. Right now it features the juicer I use at home every morning. The best thing about this one is I can clean it in less than 2 minutes! I highly recommend it. My morning juice? Usually celery, apple, beet, parsley, kale, carrot.