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New Year

Hello all..hope 2007 finds you well. We've gotten a bit of weather the past few days, and it's a bit refreshing to have some january temperatures. It's nice to feel that cold get right in your face for a change…Read more
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Whoa

Wow is it cold.
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Chicago

It's ten minutes to 8. No one is here. Looks like another night playing for the worker at the coffee shop. I'm tempted to not play at all...pack it up and hit the road. I'll probably end up doing a…Read more
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Fall is here

I love this time of year. I’ve been fortunate to be traveling some in the past couple of weeks, and the colors have been wonderful. From northern Minnesota down through South Dakota and Iowa the leaves have been really amazing…Read more
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Dates

I just returned from an excellent get-away in northern Minnesota. I spent three days on a lake with family I don't spend enough time with. It was a great time. This time of year in Northern Minnesota is beautiful. Fall…Read more
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Focus on the Craft

I drove up to Osceola, Wisconsin yesterday evening to see my friend Justin Roth open for John Gorka in the "Music In The Park" series. It was a great drive. It's only about 45 minutes or so north of where…Read more
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Summer

The summer is flying by! The weather has been beautiful, though I imagine the farmers are wishing for some rain. I've been fortunate to spend some time in North Dakota at Lake Metigoshe this summer. It was great seeing some…Read more
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Good Week For Music

The past few days have been full of music, and I love it. Last Saturday I saw La Guitarra with Patty Larkin, Sharon Isben, and Kaki King. It's a celebration of women guitarists and it was really a…Read more
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I'm From New Jersey

I've been listening to John Gorka's music for a long time, and yet I'd never seen him in concert up until a little over a week ago. I noticed he had a show scheduled in Eau Claire the weekend before…Read more
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2005 Favorites

Here are some of my 2005 favorites in no particular order...send me your lists too. Favorite Shows of 2005 Nickel Creek - Orpheum Theater; Minneapolis, MN The Hopefuls - Fitzgerald Theater; St. Paul, MN Loudon Wainwright III…Read more
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End of the Year

2005 is coming to a close, and it's been a good year. I've been going back over the shows I played this year, and it's been fun looking back. In all, I drastically cut back on the number of shows…Read more
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Winter

I realized winter had arrived yesterday when I watched my car slide backwards out of my driveway. It didn't hit anything, thankfuly. I thought it was pretty funny actually. It's been a cold few days in Minnesota. Though, I have…Read more