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Silent Night


Last Wednesday, I came home with an idea for a song arrangement. I recorded it right away and today I’m releasing the recording to you. I’m not entirely certain what sparked it, but I suspect it had something to do with having a desire for peace during this holiday season. The phrase “sleep in” stuck in my mind and I had the idea to loop it. From there, the rest of the arrangement came together quickly. The vocal loop offered a sense of motion while also adding a peaceful, sleepy element to the song. Perhaps if we all slept in a little more often, we’d have a little more peace and be a little less on edge?

Here’s to sleeping in this holiday season. The image for the cover you see above is one I captured during the blizzard in NYC on January 23, 2016. The roads were closed and for a night the Manhattan streets were quiet and peaceful.

Please enjoy my interpretation and recording of this holiday classic, Silent Night.

It is currently available to stream and download (pay what you want) from Bandcamp. In the coming days, it will also be available on all of the major streaming services like Spotify, Amazon, and Apple Music.

Pianos Upstairs Lounge

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Join me for a solo acoustic gig at Pianos Upstairs Lounge. This one is especially exciting… not just because it’s a FREE Show, but also because Ardith Collins will be joining me on cello. We’ll be doing something similar to what we did at Canal Day last weekend.

It will be awesome. Don’t miss it.

Thursday, August 27th 
Solo Acoustic with Ardith Collins on cello
Pianos Upstairs Lounge
158 Ludlow Street
New York, NY

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Guitar Pull on Saturday


I’m excited to be joining fellow acoustic musicians David Bronson and Mike Regrets for a Guitar Pull.

What’s a guitar pull, you ask? Sponsored by blowupradio.com, the evening will feel more like sitting around a campfire and listening to old friends sharing songs. Usually the songs are accompanied by stories, or conversations about the creative process. It’s a collaborative show format that I know you’ll enjoy watching.

Really excited for this one. Mark your calendars.

Saturday, March 21st 
Solo Acoustic Guitar Pull
Espresso Joe’s
50 West Front Street, Keyport, NJ

Sunday in NYC


Join me for a solo acoustic performance at the Bowery Electric in the Map Room. I’m planning on playing some new songs and maybe a few new covers to keep it interesting. You should come!

No cover. No Fuss. Free show.

Sunday, March 15th 
Solo Acoustic 
The Bowery Electric – The Map Room (main bar)
327 Bowery at 2nd Street, New York, NY

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After my set, there’s another show happening in the neighborhood at Rockwood Music Hall. My friend Adam McDonough is in town from Nashville. I played drums for his CD Release Party. I’m planning on heading to his show right after my set.

Walking On

Back in January, I wrote a post called Writing Is Rewriting. It referenced a new song called “Walking On.”

Today, I’m happy to debut that song for you as a video. The song has a bluesy, porch stomper vibe to it. I hope you enjoy it!

(And if you do enjoy it, please share it. Here’s the link to copy/paste: http://youtu.be/pe2KHE6Yo5E)

Pianos on Tuesday 01/13/15



Please join me next Tuesday for a solo acoustic performance at Pianos in the Upstairs Lounge. This is a great little spot to grab a drink after work and enjoy some live music. Laid back. No cover charge, no pressure. Perfect for easing into the new year.

Tuesday, January 13th 
Solo Acoustic

Pianos Upstairs Lounge
158 Ludlow St.
New York, NY
8pm sharp

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Hope to see you there!

Five Songs from the Espresso Joe’s Performance

Here’s a YouTube playlist of five songs from my performance at Espresso Joe’s last month. Thanks to my parents for capturing these on their iPhones!

The playlist includes:

  1. “Pompeii” – cover of Bastille
  2. “Tired” – original double-breasted song featuring Ardith Collins on cello
  3. “Say Something” – cover of A Great Big World featuring Ardith Collins on cello and my sister on backing vocals
  4. “Across the Universe” on ukelele
  5. “Melt with You” – cover of Modern English

If you can’t see the video playlist embedded below, click here.