Music

Return to St. Elmo’s

On May 31, I was extremely pleased to play a return gig at the popular Alexandria watering hole, St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub.  With me were Jim Gormley on percussion and Matthew Leonard on bass.  We had a great time playing our mix of pop, country, R&B, and blues – featuring cool original tunes as well…

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Justin Trawick at Iota

Back on Jan. 26, I went to see Justin Trawick share a set at the ever-popular bar and music venue Iota in Arlington.  Thought I’d share a quick report. Justin is a much sought-after independent singer/songwriter in the DC area for good reason.  First, Justin writes very good music.  You want proof?  His song “All…

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Good Times At Electric Maid

Yes, that’s right – Electric Maid.  The Electric Maid Community Exchange in Takoma Park to be exact. I got the chance to perform with host Frank Cassell (Banjo Man), comedian Philippe Shearer, and singer/songwriter Jim Shirey this past Thursday evening.  I recommend the venue because it’s a great little spot, they bring in some good…

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Songwriting Contest Cont’d

It’s done!  Not without some difficulty, I might add.  But I did submit a song to the contest being held via Nashville Arts Magazine for a theme song to the 2012 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival.  Did I say difficulty?  Yes!  Actually, the songwriting wasn’t as difficult as I thought it might be for a song “to order,” so-to-speak. …

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Songwriting Contest

Now I know that – in large part – all songwriting contests are designed as income sources for their sponsoring organizations.  But that doesn’t stop thousands of hopefuls, including myself, from entering.  Nor should it.   Thus, I’ve decided to challenge myself and enter a songwriting contest for a very specific event.  This contest isn’t the general…