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Campaigning for Bernie Sanders

Here's the web version of another email I decided to send out today:

Hello, Everyone – 

Lately I've been thinking about how I can make a difference. It occurs to me that Facebook is such an information-overload place of fleeting…Read more

Spotify could be Sold for $14 Billion

Just last week, news broke on the potential purchase of revolutionary music streaming service, Spotify. The company which brought free music streaming to the masses in 2006 via Swedish duo Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon is said to be in…Read more

A virtual tip jar

It's been a tough couple of years of transition, but I'm bound and determined to keep the music alive. I'm planning to be touring in the northeast this fall and winter. I am working on purchasing a suitable touring vehicle…Read more

Photography/book/music exhibition at Izzy's postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I regret to announce that my photography/book/music exhibition at Izzy's in downtown Asheville has been postponed. I will reschedule it and announce the new dates soon. It was scheduled with an opening reception at 6pm July…Read more

Sharing (and I'll pay it forward)

Hello, Friends – 

In advance of building my upcoming tour around the country later this year, I'd like to ask for a few minutes of help. On each page of my site, you'll see a share bar that makes it…Read more

First WNC gig in a while

Hello, Everyone – 

Aside from a few impromptu performances here and there, I haven't played in WNC in a while, and I'm performing at Straightaway Café in Black Mountain, NC this Friday, March 7, 6-9pm. Hope you can come out…Read more

Help my friend Larry Pegg make a difference

Hello, Friends –

My friend and client Larry Pegg in Ottawa, CA, lost his daughter to suicide, and he's channeled his grief to inspiration with his music. He recently entered his song "We Love Hockey" to the CBC's Hockey Night…Read more

New shows, new lyric, free download

Hi, Friends – Few announcements: new shows announced, a new lyric soon-to-be-a-song, and a free download of my audio/eBook Billy Ray's Chevrolet – if you'd like the free download, or free downloads of any of my other recordings, just shoot…Read more

3pm Sunday, 10/13: Poetry and improv piano

Here's a late entry to my show calendar. Really looking forward to performing improv piano behind my friend, poet Chuck Oliver, this Sunday afternoon at 3pm in 5 Walnut's gallery in downtown Asheville. This is part of a public reading…Read more

A return to Biltmore, ideas for covers?

Hi, Friends – Back at The Red Stag/Grand Bohemian Hotel Thursday, October 17. Piano-vocal solo. As most know, I perform primarily my own compositions. But is there a favorite cover song you'd like me to learn and play for you…Read more

Show September 25th at The Red Stag, other news

Hello, Everyone – It's been a little while, and first off I must express my gratitude for all of you staying connected with me during a personal crisis that compromised my judgment to the point that I posted things online…Read more

Thank you

Dear Friends – 

My sincere apologies and heartfelt thank you to everyone who, despite the "please unsubscribe" email campaign that I foolishly sent out in a moment of frustration (or better described, a stress-induced lapse in good judgment), have:

Where do the first lines lead?

Hello, Friends – 

As I've mentioned in previous blog posts, I'm working on getting off the ground with regard to resuming my touring and recording a new album. To help in this regard, I'm offering my ebook/audio book Billy …Read more