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Look ma, I'm on the [internet] radio! Last week, I received an email from one Simon Darke.  As it turns out, he's a DJ in the UK who hosts a weekly internet radio show featuring independent soul artists.  He informed me that he'd selected the opening track of my new album for his next show.  Not really knowing what to make of this contact from beyond, I told him how flattered I was and excited to be on the show.

As a musician, I often get emails promising this or that (often scams) I had cause to be cautious.

He told me that he'd be live blogging the show on Facebook during the show--and encouraged me to join and be part of the conversation.

I started the live stream of Simon's radio show called "It's All Soul To Me" on (which plays each week at 11am-1pm EST).  I was impressed with the caliber of the music he'd selected, and felt an instant sense of community.  I logged into Facebook and saw that he really did have a bunch of fans discussing the songs as they came up--just for the love of the music.  They were so supportive of me when my song came up...which I tried my best to take in.

Check out the show below for some great music.  "All You Ever Needed" from my new album "Held Momentarily" comes in at about 38:54.  I just realized that Simon takes out his spoken interludes on the SoundCloud version of the show--which is a shame because he said some really nice things about me, in his thick London accent.  He described the album as an eclectic mix of R&B and jazzy flavored tracks.

It was a really intoxicating way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  Thank you, Simon!


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Held Momentarily

Over the past few years, I've been busy writing the material that will make up my next album.  Those of you who have been to my shows this past year, or have visited my SoundCloud page have heard the early stages of these songs. Around this time last year, I decided I was ready to start recording a new album, but I would look for the best producer and band that I could find.

So, I looked...and I, well to be honest, I wanted to look, but wasn't really sure where to turn. So, I mostly just yearned.

And, that's how weeks and months pass.

Although during that time, I had been working with a coach and clarifying who I am as an artist, and what my goals are. I also copped to my constant quest for perfection--which can sometimes (read: almost always) keep me trapped in this loop of intention without any manifestation.

On the positive side, though, during that time I was also performing these songs around NYC. This gave me a chance to fine tune the songs.  Some songs fell to the side...but others developed in interesting ways.

Now that I had the songs, I needed to shift my gaze toward recording them in a way that is authentic, independent, and good enough.

After creating a list of all the things I would need to get, or people I would need to meet, in order to finish this record, I realized:

I have all of the tools that I need to record the album myself.

So that's what I've started doing. I'm recording all of the instruments myself, singing all of the vocals, and doing a lot of adding and subtracting.

I have the basic tracks recorded for most of the 10 songs, and have 4 songs completed (just waiting to be mixed by the incomparable Bryan Cook once I raise the dough).

I'm really proud of what is taking shape. The album will be called "Held Momentarily".

I will be starting a crowd-funding campaign in the next couple of weeks through Pledge Music.  I'll be sure to keep you informed as the campaign is launched and what you can do to help bring this project to the light of day!  Thank you for your interest and support!

Happy Holidays!!


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Site Redesign

After several years of using the old version of my site, I've started the process of revamping it.  For those who've done it, you know that it's a drawn out process.  To make it all the more interesting, I decided to change web hosts too--as for some reason, my old host just got very slow and unresponsive. The main goal of my new site is to make navigation as easy as possible.  For instance, the main page has everything you would probably want to know about me all in one spot.  I've linked songs I'm working on (from Soundcloud), my latest videos (from YouTube), my latest shows, and so on.

If you have any feedback for me that you think would improve the site, please let me know.