August 22, 2014


A little Belgian ink for Texana, courtesy of Rootstime.  The roadtrip association gloriously persists, as they write that the album is “…ideally suited to be used in a convertible Cadillac during a long car ride along the endless deserted highways in Texas. Played loud.”  Enjoy a comically tenuous google translation here.

August 22, 2014


TBT to this past May in Nashville, and the wedding of my friends Dan Knobler and Carrie Crowell.  Andrew Ellis took this photo of myself and Sean O’Brien at the wedding.  Together, Dan, Sean and I have played a lot of gigs and have recorded a few batches of country-rock songs.  Great memories of May, where we celebrated Dan and Carrie’s marriage with lots of music and friends.

August 21, 2014

The Club Kuumbwa concert series I book for Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz presents its first-ever Bluegrass Roundup this Saturday, featuring the Central Coast’s finest string bands: Steep Ravine, Windy Hill and Joshua Lowe & The Juncos.

August 20, 2014


Thanks to the following stations for adding Texana to their playlists!  CIUT-Toronto, CKUA-Edmonton, KFAI-Minneapolis, KPFT-Houston, KRVM-Eugene, KVNF-Paonia, KZMU-Moab, Radio Unerhort-Germany, ISA-France, WERU-E. Orland, WETS-Johnson City, WFDU-Teaneck, WLFR-Galloway, WMBR-Cambridge, WMKY-Morehead, WMSR-Auburn, WOJB-Hayward, WOUB-Athens, WPKN-Bridgeport, WRUW-Cleveland, WWUH-West Hartford.  Tune in and turn up the country rock!

August 7, 2014


The reviews are in!  The Ranch Hands and I played a Yelp event at Hill Country Barbecue-Brooklyn on Tuesday, having a fine, rocking time and serving up “kick ass Texas tunes.”  I also enjoy another sage reviewer’s words: “The highlight of the event for me was probably the vodka and the band.”

July 24, 2014

Up in The Ocean State, about to disappear into the Newport Folk Festival & Newport Jazz Festival for the next two weeks.

July 22, 2014

It’s New Music Tuesday, so enjoy the new single, “Within Me,” from Laura Lee Bishop.  Co-produced and guitars by yours truly, and released by Tommy Boy.  Mahalo!

July 15, 2014

It’s summer, which means it’s road trip time and some country-rock is in order; so get yourself a copy of Texana for your next excursion down the open road!

July 9, 2014

It was a Ranch Hands 4th of July at Hill Country BBQ-Brooklyn!

June 30, 2014

poster by Dylan Stokes

June 24, 2014
Hill Country BBQ, Brooklyn - July 4th

Kick your 4th of July into high gear with a Ranch Hands happy hour at Hill Country BBQ - Brooklyn.  5pm - no cover - more info here

June 10, 2014

Spent a musical past weekend in Nashville.  Lots of great tunes were played and memories made.  Also discovered was The Ranch Hands’ sartorial paradise: Katy K’s Ranch Dressing.

May 27, 2014

I came across this rad, antique book on the history of California’s Plumas County at Logos Books & Records.  Reminds me of an EP I put out back in 2010.

May 20, 2014

I always look forward to going to the Tejano Conjunto Festival in San Antonio (produced by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center). Sunday’s concert was one for the books, and I even picked up a Tex-Mex accordion for myself, so I can learn a few licks and simultaneously annoy my neighbors.  Puro Conjunto!

May 15, 2014




"Toga Twang" - Brooklyn, NY - 5/9/14

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