October 17, 2014

The Club Kuumbwa concert series I book for Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz hits a fall stride with a show by Joomanji esta noche (10/17).

September 12, 2014

Muchas gracias to the following stations for adding Texana to their playlists! KAOS-Olympia, KDHX-St. Louis, KHSU-Arcata, KMUD-Redway, KOTO-Telluride, KUNI-Cedar Falls, WAER-Syracuse, WDVR-Sargentsville, WEFT-Champaign, WHFR-Dearborn, WHRW-Binghamton, WRPI-Troy 

September 10, 2014

The Club Kuumbwa concert series I book for Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz presents a celebration of The Band’s 45th anniversary with Bryn Loosley & The Back Pages on Saturday.  It’s sure to be a Santa Cruz americana apex.

September 4, 2014

A French DJ kindly wrote that Texana ”…is the perfect music for summertime and auto radios…”  Well, summer is waning, but rest assured that Texana will sound good in your auto during any season.  Click here to download a copy.

September 3, 2014

Yelp “Elite Event” - Hill Country BBQ - Brooklyn, NY - 8/5/14

photos by Melanie Fidler

August 28, 2014


Shout-out to the following radio stations for adding Texana to their playlists!  KKFI-Kansas City, KOPN-Columbia, KRVS-Lafayette, Omroep Venray-Netherlands, MeerRadio-Netherlands, radiofreeamericana.com, WAER-Syracuse, WERS-Boston, WESU-Middletown, WHAY-Whitley City, WHFC-Bel Air, WMNF-Tampa, WRUW-Cleveland, WTCC-Springfield

August 28, 2014

California’s Emigrant Wilderness earlier this week - Follow along on instagram

August 24, 2014

The view from upriver in Strawberry, CA.  I’ve got an ambitious list of songs to finish before heading home…however, we passed Neil Young driving LincVolt on the way up here, so that feels like an auspicious start!

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!

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