Thank You For Your Heart | Memorial Day Tribute

I’m blessed to be living in the freedom I live in today. I’m blessed because of men and woman who have protected our freedoms over the years of our great country. Thank you dad for your service in Vietnam. Even if it was a political war, thank you for your service. Thank you to all the men and women in the armed forces, those still alive, those injured, and those lost… It’s because of you, we get to live in the privilege of freedom that we have today…

And the the families that have lost loved ones in duty, and families that have loved ones serving. Blessings to you, thank you for your sacrifice as well…

God bless America…

God bless the USA…

Guerilla Recording

"The Jimmy Rig"

The Jimmy Rig

So, I’m working on some new recordings and thought I’d give you a view of my “fake it till you make it” set up.

I was running my guitar through my Line 6 POD and wanted to record in true stereo since there is a left and right output. My left output went to my Peavy Delta Blues amp, and my right output went to a little makeshift rig I put together comprised of a 1970’s Earth PA head, and a small 10″ stage monitor I had laying around. Not too shabby of a sound I must say.

Any thoughts or tips from any gear heads or studio moles would be much appreciated. I’m always in a state of learning, so I’m willing to take direction and ideas that might broaden my world.

Thanks and have a great day!

Happy Birthday to ME!

It is 9:40AM Eastern Standard Time.  I have made it to another year of my life.  Another year of my life, wow!  Wow!  At this point, I’m really amazed at just how far I’ve come.  Really amazed!  I’m really amazed at just how many things I’ve had the privilege and blessing to experience in my life, from professional goals I’ve set, to challenges I’ve encountered and overcome, and to accomplishments that I have seen come into fruition.  From my personal life journey, and all the gifts and lessons I have learned over the years that have made me the person that I am today.  Without them, I would not be here, and I am so thankful for God’s hand on my life through it all.

So, tonight we celebrate!  I’m gigging at one of my regular venues this evening.  It’s a great spot called Shan Asian Cuisine, and the food is incredible.  I decided since it fell on my birthday, that I’d invite everyone one out to join me, listen to some great music, and enjoy some incredible food.

For those of you who have been hanging with me from the very beginning, and up until now, I thank you!  And to those who have joined along the way, or have recently jumped on board, thank you!  Thank you for coming along this journey with me as I attempt to live out and bring my goals, dreams, and passion into fruition!
Thank you all so much, many blessings, and hang on for the ride.  Great things to follow!!!

Sore Throat… Ugh!!!

It is 6:51am. I went to bed at 1am, woke up at around 6am, and my throat feels swollen shut. Arghhh!!!! Why me, why now!!! If you use your voice for a living, then maybe you can identify with my current state of frustration.

Funny thing, about a week ago I was bragging how I haven’t been sick for over a year. Why me? Well, I can answer that. Lack of sleep, a little stress, and a drop of anxiety. If you have a creative mind and know how to shut it off for the night, please share with me as I will pay TOP DOLLAR $$ for your method… Why now? Well, I can answer that too. All this crazy weather change from hot to cold certainly doesn’t help.

Anyway, I’ll be sucking down Halls cough drops, drinking LOTS of fluids, and investing time in some chicken soup. Luckily my gig today is an all instrumental deal. God’s timing is perfect…

Peace to all…


Hope & Prayers for Haiti…

In 1998 I had the honor and privilege to go on a missions trip to Haiti… My experience there changed my life forever… My heart goes out to the people of Haiti… Hope and continued prayers to the people of Haiti…

Playlist Pick: La Dessalinienne (Haiti National Anthem)
Thankful For: Life…