Song Insights – Will You Still Be Mine

Song Insights – Will You Still Be Mine

Track 1:  Will You Still Be Mine I was asked to play a concert in March 2012 with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra.  In honor of  that concert, I decided to commission 5 new arrangements with my playing and singing in mind.  Kim Richmond brought this song to me in honor of...
The Story Behind “What’s Your Story”

The Story Behind “What’s Your Story”

I spent most of the past 20 years in Southern California.  I’ve been playing my music, touring and doing a lot of educational outreach.  I didn’t have time to cook and most of my social life was on the gig.  Over the years, my musical colleagues have become my good...
How to Support the Artist

How to Support the Artist

We live in such an interesting time when it comes to the music business.  It has never been more possible for artists to make their own CDs and get their music heard out in the world. We can be the record labels ourselves and present our own musical visions. ...
Recording "What’s Your Story"

Recording "What’s Your Story"

The process for putting a CD together takes me about a year between thinking about the musicians and songs, trying out new arrangements, and making some serious last minute decisions.  I love the push of purpose that recording gives me.  It focuses my attention on a...
Photo Shoot "What’s Your Story"

Photo Shoot "What’s Your Story"

I have so many mixed feelings about this part of the process.  Cover art is important to me.  I want to look good, but not overdone and I want the artwork to represent the music.  For What’s Your Story, it could have gone many different directions.  I wanted it...