Song Insights – Them There Eyes

Song Insights – Them There Eyes

Track 7:  Them There Eyes The eyes are supposed to be the windows to the world.  There’s so much emotion connected to eyes:  stink eye, evil eye, puppy eyes, laughing eyes, smoky eyes, etc.  It’s nice to have a song about it too.  To be honest, I just wanted to have a...
Song Insights – Don’t Fence Me In

Song Insights – Don’t Fence Me In

Track 6:  Don’t Fence Me In I grew up on Country/Western music.  Barbara Mandrell and Anne Murray were my early heroines.  There will always be a little of that country girl inside me.  While I’m not really up for living in the country and you probably don’t...
Song Insights – What’s Your Story Morning Glory

Song Insights – What’s Your Story Morning Glory

Track 5:  What’s Your Story Morning Glory I love the blues.  It can be hard, sometimes, for me to sing.  I often feel like I need to be someone else to make it big enough or soulful enough.  This one is just right for me.  Musically, the soul of this one is all...
Song Insights – Doralice

Song Insights – Doralice

Track 4:  Doralice Being in Denmark for just over a year now, I’m blasting through language classes.  I’m determined to be fluent in Danish soon.  It is a tough language.  So is Portuguese.  I guess I’m just a glutton for punishment 🙂 I just can’t resist the story of...
Song Insights – Traveling Groove Merchant

Song Insights – Traveling Groove Merchant

Track 3:  Traveling Groove Merchant I’ve been listening to a ton of big band music over the last year…everything from Count Basie to Maria Schneider.  There is something about collective effort and mixing the freedom of improvisation within the constraints of the...
Song Insights – Flamingo

Song Insights – Flamingo

Track 2:  Flamingo It is said that singer Herb Jeffries was delivered by “Flamingo” in 1940 with Duke Ellington.    I met Herb in Desert Springs, CA  at a little gig I was playing.  I knew who he was the moment I saw him.  What history and what a voice!  I’m glad to...