Another great festival this past weekend at the beautiful Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. I had a wonderful time and met lots of nice people playing the Chapman Stick in this gorgeous setting! Many thanks to Dianne Funk for including me again in this awesome event.
My Palm Springs Library Concert made the cover of Desert Entertainer! Hope to see you there! Come early! It’s gonna be packed!
We’re expecting a full house! Seating is limited so come early! Doors open at 6:00 pm!
19 songs with 74 minutes total playtime. Pure-cane audio aloha for your ears. 18 lush original compositions and a Beach Boys cover inspired by and recorded in Hawaii using Chapman Stick instruments such as the 12-string Grand Stick, 10-string Alto Stick and the 12-string SG12 Stick Guitar. Also included with every album download is a document outlining the stories and inspirations behind the tunes- complete with links to photos and videos.
This album should be a part of every Chapman Stick music library! Order or download now on CDBaby!
I was interviewed in the Palm Springs area recently by KMIR’s Manny De La Rosa and KESQ’s Bianca Rae. Here are some short clips and photos from the appearances!
I’ve written an article for Coachella Valley Weekly that was recently published! Here is a scan of the article but if you’re looking for a digital version it can be found on their website.
Happy to announce that I’ve been accepted on an ongoing basis as an entertainer at the weekly Palm Springs VillageFest event! Going strong after 20 years, VillageFest is probably Southern California’s longest running weekly street fair. See my calendar for the nights I’ll be performing.
I am also pleased to announce I’ve been accepted as a patron member of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild. You can view my profile on their website.
I’m a big fan of art in general so I couldn’t help posting the photo to prove it. 🙂
I had a wonderful time performing at the 12th annual Indian Wells Art Festival from April 4-6th! I met some amazing artists and great people who said they appreciated my music on The Stick. Many thanks! Happy to announce that I will be returning next year from April 3- 5, 2015!
Here’s a shot from my photo archives that always brings a smile to my face. I accompanied Phoenix jazz singer Sherry Robertson on The Stick at the wedding of Maria & Luis on May 24, 1993. I did not know that Herbie Hancock would be the Honorary Father of the Bride. You can imagine my surprise when Herbie walked into the room! He has an enormous persona that just fills the hall and I noticed he couldn’t stop smiling. Herbie sat in the front row and really focused on our music. After the wedding, Herbie shook my hand and said “You’re awesome on that Stick” I didn’t wash my hand for days hoping I could absorb his ‘vibes’ by osmosis. I asked him to autograph the back of my 12 string Grand Stick #977 and he kindly obliged.