Got Some Shows ….

I am happy to report that I now have two solo shows booked; you can see the details here. I have been working diligently as promised, all focused on my solo singer/songwriter debut on March 15, followed by a second show on May 16.

Things are going well. I remind myself that 98% of this is showing up to it every day that I’m supposed to, doing the best I can that day, and as my old Tae Kwon Do instructor always said, “You show up, you work hard, time goes by, you get better.”

I’m still working on getting some samples up on the Listen page; those should be coming soon.

My forays to open mics have been an education; it really is a different experience to stand up there all by yourself, singing your own stuff, and doing your best not to think about what that means for fear of psyching yourself out. I’m looking forward to having the chance to play more than just two songs for a crowd, and taking the time to share my little piece of the world with the world. I hope you can join me at one or both of these little gigs. I’m excited about them, and would love to share that excitement with you.

Thanks for visiting

Thanks so much for visiting. I am playing out at open mics in the south San Francisco bay area right now, polishing and honing my stuff. My plan is to get things together well enough to have a solo house concert in Winter or Spring 2014. Details will be posted here and on my facebook page when it comes to pass.

Writing original music is pretty interesting. In some ways I prefer just to sing other people’s songs because it’s easier than having the responsibility for both the song and the performance of it. On the other hand, there is nothing better than having someone hear me play one of my songs, even once, and then having them tell me that my song speaks their heart. That’s when I think maybe it isn’t a self-indulgent waste of time and effort to get a song together, work it up, and play it for others.

As soon as I feel like I’m doing my songs justice, I will begin posting video and audio. Thanks for your patience as I work out the kinks and the nerves.