Why Defend Liberty T-Shirt?

Why did I make the Defend Liberty t-shirt? On the 4th of July my wife usually lets our kids paint some t-shirts to celebrate the holiday.  This year, I decided to join in and tried to think of a design that would represent my love of country and dedication to defending the values that make the

Kickstarter Song Reward – She Gives Me Light

Last year I offered to write an original song for anyone who donated $100 or more to my Kickstarter project.  A lot has happened since completing that goal and so I’ve sadly been behind completing all the rewards.  I’m all caught up now except for the songs I owe to some very special people. Today I’m

Live Gig Sat 24 Jan 2015!

I’ll be opening for my friends Swamp Trash at their new CD release party this Saturday, 24 Jan 2015.  I go on at 8pm.  See all the details HERE. When we moved to Stafford, VA I felt like I lost my address book because we moved into a place where I didn’t know anyone!  I used

How To Be Original by John Locke

Seth Godin, a popular author and blogger, recently wrote, “Just about every successful initiative and project starts from a place of replication. The chances of being fundamentally out of the box over the top omg original are close to being zero.”  This reminded me of four things that seem unrelated, but I promise they are:

Day To Serve: I’m writing a theme song!

Demo below updated 22 Nov 2014 Day To Serve Every year the states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and DC participate in the Day To Serve.  Day to Serve is a unique annual event that tries to rise above political and religious differences through communal acts of service.  It unites people of all faiths, races,

Tuesday Gig @ Ritz-Carlton in DC

This Tuesday @ 6PM I’ll be performing at The Georgetown Professionals Happy Hour held at the Ritz-Carlton Urban Gardens in Washington, DC. This group does a monthly event and previously I performed at a venue where they were also meeting.  I got to meet one of their organizers after my performance and was asked to

First Friday Busking

We heard the street crowds are really good in Fredericksburg, VA during First Fridays.  So we got a babysitter and headed out to the streets not knowing what to expect. I’ve played on the streets of Waikiki for years as a teenager by myself, but my wife had never done it until last night –

You & M.E. First Live Gig

There was an event this past Saturday in Fredericksburg, VA that was part of the Day To Serve.  People made pillow cases deployed military personnel, wrote them letters, collected food for those in need, and a lot of other activities intended to serve others in need.  As part of that, my wife and I were

Street Performing in Fredericksburg, VA

I decided last night that I need to get back into street performing.  Growing up in Hawaii, I would often take off from the North Shore of O’ahu so I could play guitar and sing on the streets of Waikiki.  It was so much fun to watch so many different kinds of people walk by

How To Use Guitar Looping

Here’s a sample of what guitar looping looks like for me.  I layer lots of ideas and I love how each time I approach looping it can be totally new and fresh, opening up the creative process to me each time. My son was up all night throwing up, so I chose to stay home

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