This is an attempt to put a sweet and light spin on when the world ends- that what matters is all we have and love right now.
A song for our rockin' new granddaughter, Willow Bernadette Halloran, Special thanks to Bryna and Michael Halloran for making this production possible.
Performed in Coon Rapids, IA,with friends John and Sharon Richardson, snd Charlie Nixon. A simple song about the peace and solitude that can be found walking alone on a warm summer night.
I'm a singer/ songwriter/ musician living in Ames, Iowa. Instruments I play include guitar, hammered dulcimer, and mandolin. Performances are at eclectic venues throughout the midwest, including wineries, bars, celebrations, and Renaissance festivals.
It's fun to play in different configurations! Over the years I have performed solo or with several bands including The Blue Moon Players (lots of great friends and musicians including my wife Barbi), Stranger Than Fiction, Green Oaks (with Curt Snook and Steve Hurst), and performances with John Richardson.
Folk, Americana, Alt-Country, Trad, Bluegrass, Original - performances don't need to be confined to one genre of music. They should be as original as the audiences for whom I've performed.
A fishing love song inspired by a trip through Hayward, WI, “The muskie capital of America.”
I wrote this song for a friend’s imminent memorial service. Performed in Coon Rapids, Iowa
Here's a cover of the 1973 song by Sir Elton and Bernie Taupin
A slightly ominous song about a favorite bird. Thanks to the band ( John, Sharon, and Charlie) for making it a LOT better!
This is a stylized version of the Henley and Frey song. I tried a more nuanced pace, and I'm pretty happy with it.
A great old, dark gospel tune, on hammered dulcimer.
here are a few John Prine selections I covered for this website for a while. What an incredible singer/ songwriter.
A beautiful, sentimental character study by John Prine.
my acoustic guitar version of Hello in There By John Prine.
This is a favorite- covers a huge emotional landscape with straightforward lyrics and great economy of words.
Send a message if you're interested in having me or any of my groups perform at your special event or house concert. Or I can send you info about some upcoming performances.
An old classic performed on hammered dulcimer.
Written for an old friend who was leaving