Shows with Mark Croft

Mark Croft is a great performer and songwriter who asked me to join him and his band for a couple shows this week. We played a great show at a … More

Jazz with Gerri DiMaggio

I used to play a lot of jazz but hadn’t played any jazz gigs in a while. It was nice to play two shows this week with Geri DiMaggio. Gerri … More

Purple Haze at Memorial High School

With a photo of Jimi Hendrix as cool as this, I don’t even need a reason to post it… I had a good time helping out the orchestra at Memorial … More

Irish music with O’Darby and The Kissers

I look forward to March because I get more chances to play Irish music. This year I played some shows with O’Darby, a group that I’ve played with for a … More

Playing with The Best Westerns

I’ve been playing with a new band, The Best Westerns, for the past few months. It’s a Bob Wills-style band covering a lot of repertoire from that period. The driving … More

Recording with Katie Powderley

I recorded with Katie Powderly earlier this year and the CD is scheduled to be released this spring. You can check her out at her website Here’s a small … More


I’ve been playing some shows lately with the band Emmettville. Described as Alt-Country-Soul, the tunes are fun to play and easy to like. (Check out “My Melinda” on my “listen” … More

Recording at Smart with Freedy Johnston

I played a session today with Freedy Johnston at Smart. He’s sounding great and I’m looking forward to hearing the new record. We worked up some three part violin lines … More

Playing with Ken Lonnquist

The guy I work for most often is singer / guitarist Ken Lonnquist. He’s a super-talented, prolific songwriter in Madison. He’s best known for his songs for children which are … More

Recording with Sam Lyons

Earlier this year I recorded a tune called “The Way You Make Me Feel” with Sam Lyons. I’ve played a lot with Sam’s dad, Phil, a terrific bass player and … More