New Position: Guitar Instructor at Interlochen Academy
I’m thrilled to be joining the faculty at Interlochen Arts Academy as Instructor of Guitar beginning Fall, 2016! I’m humbled by the amazing faculty that I’ll be working alongside, and the passionate students that I’ll have the privilege to teach. The Academy is dedicated to producing the finest young guitarists in both classical and contemporary styles, and…Read More
Goes2Eleven: The Weekly Podcast About the World of the Guitar
Hey Friends! I’m hosting a brand new podcast called Goes2Eleven. It’s about the many facets of the guitar from its players to teachers to makers. The first episode is a tribute to the great jazz man Joe Pass, and is available May 7 on iTunes, Soundcloud, and wherever you get your podcasts. Here’s a teaser for the…Read More
Life After Long-Play: U2 in the Age of Corporate Patronage
The first record release date I ever anticipated was U2’s The Joshua Tree. It was March 9, 1987. I was ten years old and lived 45 minutes away from the nearest record store. After the longest school day ever, my mother drove me to the Arnot Mall in Horseheads, NY. I remember standing in the checkout line…Read More
Why Tom Petty Should, But Won’t Back Down
If Sam Smith’s recent Grammy sweep tells us anything, it’s that the Academy’s voting members have a fairly blasé attitude when it comes to accusations of copyright infringement. While the organization may be singularly devoted to honoring Whoever-Sold-The-Most-Units-Of-The-Previous-Year, they at least have the sophistication to understand that a little harmless borrowing in popular music is no big…Read More
Original Score for “The Drowning Girls”
I’m teaming up with Rochester’s Lady Parts Theater Company, who asked me to contribute an original score for their upcoming production of “The Drowning Girls”, a haunting and poignant work that recounts the true story of “The Brides in the Bath” who were married and then murdered by the same man. In the play, the three victims…Read More
I write, I sing, I play guitar. My music is a mixture of folksong, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, film score, all jumbled up and filtered through classical conservatory training. My brand new record is called Vapor Trail from a Paper Plane, and you can preview the tunes and my other recordings on this site. If you like what you…Read More
New Scores Available!
I’ve just uploaded a bunch of sheet music for PDF downloads at my online shop, including some of my most requested tunes and yes, Virginia, we DO have Jesus Loves Belinda in TABLATURE!!!!
New CD Available today!
I’m exited to share my brand new full-length album Vapor Trail from a Paper Plane! Click here to download, or read on for more info about the record. Vapor Trail from a Paper Plane is my first full-length collection of all original material. I’ve made a couple strictly classical records, but this project is a messy hodgepodge…Read More