Season's Greetings! My dog, Betty, and I are sitting in front of our glowing pellet stove as it whirs along. We are surrounded by windows through which we watch the seasons change. There's fresh snow out there now; beautiful now, not so much in March and April. The beaver pond, the brook, the lake across the path all bring us peace joy and fun. It seems a good time to consider the year that has passed.
The early part of 2013 was spent recording my solo guitar CD. I had a blast at the NAMM Show in Anaheim in January.
"Three Sides To A Story" was released in July. I played a show at the Bull Run soon afterwards. Scott Yanow's book The Great Jazz Guitarists: A Complete Guide came out in June and included a feature on me. Scott also wrote a sweet review for the LA Jazz Scene, as did Gayla Drake for Premier Guitar.
I played a very fun show in August at the Provincetown Jazz Festival with my dear friends Cercie Miller and David Clark.
The Red Sox won the ALDS, The ALCS, and The World Series!
I remembered that my group's first CD, "Postcard," was released 20 years ago in November 1993. We played a show at the Acton Jazz Cafe to celebrate.
I'm working on two books and a number of magazine contributions. I've been teaching. A lot.
Thank you all for your support and for listening to my music. If you're looking for special gifts for someone (or for yourself; that's important, too!) please visit my store here on this website. We have CDs, Shirts in many styles and colors beautifully designed by Emily Joy Ashman, and caps. It's fun stuff, top quality, and it's another way of supporting independent artists.
Wishing you peace, love, and joy.