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.
SPRING/SUMMER 2013 TOUR DATES!
4/19 LAWNDALE, CA THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED. REFUNDS ISSUED AT PLACE OF PURCHASE.
4/20 LOS ANGELES, CA Westin LAX 6PM
4/21 BURBANK, CA House Concert 3PM
5/4 HANOVER, NH House Concert 7PM
6/29 PORTLAND, OR House Concert 7PM
9/6 SAN FRANCISCO, CA National Anthem at AT&T Park before Giants/Diamondbacks game 7PM 9/14 FT. MYERS, FL House Concert 8PM PLUS–WATCH FOR UPCOMING TOURS IN JAPAN! THE PHILIPPINES! AND EUROPE!
THE LATEST- 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.