April's Avalanche of Gigs- How Did It Happen?

If you took a look at my gig calendar, you'd see something similar to the EKG of a dead person- until April.  This month, the gigs have come in like an avalanche! 

But why?  How did we go from near…

Attempting Musical "Plein-Air"

I have a painter friend named John David Wissler.  He paints the sky.  Beautiful skies that change and flow just like the real thing.  Rather than imagining the skies he paints, he goes out into the world with his canvas…

My 2020 Music Highlights- There Actually Were A Few!

For obvious reasons, this was without a doubt, the strangest year of my career.  But despite my calendar being a scribbled mess of cancelled gigs (I really should've used a pencil), there were some exciting and fun things that…

New Video Release: Rise Up Awaken!

As has been mentioned a zillion times by everybody since the pandemic hit, the slower lifestyle/cancelled gig calendar caused by Covid has made it easier to find time to do some this things we always talked abut doing but never…

New Original Release: Rise Up, Awaken

Let’s be honest- 2020 sucks and it's mostly our own fault.  The reasons why are obvious.  The good news is that we can fix it if we wake up to our situation and get to work- together.  That’s the idea…

Almost A Sucker- My Halloween Wedding Scam

The first bad sign was that the wedding was on Halloween.  But on other hand, I thought something like that could turn out to be pretty cool.  I love Halloween! 

It started with an unknown guy texting me, looking for…

Hammers, Identity & Musicians With No Gigs

Can you still call yourself a musician if you don’t have any gigs? My vocalist daughter wondered this out loud during a recent conversation, in which I informed her that yet another one our gigs together had been cancelled due…

Interview: Bailey & Tom Talk About New Quarantine Cover Series

Musicians are experiencing a new kind of whiplash this spring as robust gig calendars have been completely annihilated by coronavirus social restrictions.  Some, like Todd Fulginiti Music (TFM) artist Bailey Fulginiti & bassist Tom Herr, are using the time to…

Guilt Free, Healthy Negligence: The Corona Effect

I’ve only touched a trumpet once since my last gig on March 15.  And I'm ok with it.  I don’t feel guilty about it and I don’t care that I don’t feel guilty. 

Since that weekend in mid March when…

Normalcy Cancelled: What Now?


Cancelled.  Cancelled.  Postponed.  Cancelled.  Last week was like that too.  Tomorrow too.  Next month, who knows?  Welcome to Covid-19. 

Like all my fellow musicians and countless others, my calendar is now basically blank.  It would actually be blank except for…