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New Digital Album

Today, I’m releasing my live acoustic performance from Banding Together 2013 as a digital album. Pay what you want for it – including FREE – and download it right here.

Banding Together 2013 cover

Get it today →

Banding Together 2013 features 30 minutes of original music recorded absolutely live. No auto-tune. No overdubs. No editing. Just my voice, acoustic guitar, and whatever other sounds occured during the performance. The album features eight original songs in their simplist form.

This recording originally aired as part of the Banding Together Webathon Concert to benefit the Spondylitis Association of America on blowupradio.com.

Please consider donating to the Spondylitis Association of America here: www.spondylitis.org  

I hope you enjoy it!



Banding Together Starts on Friday

Banding Together, the online music festival to benefit the Spondylitis Association of America begins Friday, October 18th and runs through Monday, October 21st. It’s a three “stage” show, meaning that it is being hosted on three websites. There are five opportunities to listen to my solo live acoustic set during the course of the weekend:

Friday, October 18th 7:30pm EST www.40FootHoleStudio.com →

Saturday, October 19th 7:30am EST www.40FootHoleStudio.com →

Saturday, October 19th 4:35pm EST www.ThePenguinRocks.com 

Sunday, October 20th 4:35am EST  www.ThePenguinRocks.com 

Monday, October 21st 12noon EST www.BlowUpRadio.com →

Hope you are able to virtually tune in!

Banding Together


I recorded a solo acoustic live set for the upcoming benefit for the Spondylitis Association of America, called Banding Together. It airs next weekend, Friday-Monday (10/18-10/21) and features some great local artists including Jonathan Andrew, Joshua Van Ness, Paul Rosevear, and The Wag.

Click here to see the complete schedule on blowupradio.com. My performance will air at the following times:

  • Friday, October 18th 7:30pm
  • Saturday, October 19th 7:30am 
  • Saturday, October 19th 4:35pm
  • Sunday, October 20th 4:35am 
  • Monday, October 21st 12noon

If you donate during the benefit weekend, you will receive a free digital compilation album. The album features exclusive tracks from the artists performing. I donated the first song in my set to this compilation.

My set features 30-minutes of original songs. Just me and an acoustic guitar. It’s not too often that I perform as a solo acoustic artist, so I hope you are able to listen at blowupradio.com.

PS – I released last year’s Banding Together performance as a digital album. You can stream it, download it, and pay what you want for it right here.

My Twitter Is Blushing

I recently finished pre-recording a live acoustic set for BlowUpRadio’s Spondylitis Benefit Webathon, which will air in October. I sent it over to Lazlo at BlowUpRadio… Not only did he listen to it right away, but he was kind enough to enthusiastically tweet on my behalf! It’s so refreshing to work with someone who is truly vested in spreading the word about independent, original music. Thank you, Lazlo!

Here are the tweets:

Webathon Performance Download

If you just arrived here after listening to the Banding Together Webathon Concert for the Spondylitis Association of America over at blowupradio.com, welcome!

All of the songs you just heard as part of the Webathon are available for FREE DOWNLOAD at my Bandcamp site here:


And please consider donating to the Spondylitis Association of America here:



Next Solo Performance: Webathon

Banding Together: A Benefit For The Spondylitis Association of America

October 19th-21st

I’ll be playing a live solo set for a benefit show in October. Over 60 bands are signed up to perform live for a webathon to raise money for The Spondylitis Association of America.

This is the first time I’ve performed solo in quite some time. Just me and a guitar. I hope that you’ll consider listening to the webathon and donating to the Spondylitis Association of America.

Here is the Official Press Release for the online event: 

Banding Together Internet Benefit Concert For Spondylitis Association Of America To Air On BlowUpRadio.com October 19th – 21st

For the sixth consecutive year, BlowUpRadio.com is bringing together some of the best indie musicians for Banding Together: A Benefit For The Spondylitis Association of America.

The webathon will air on internet radio station BlowupRadio.com the weekend of October 19th through 21st, and feature live performances from over 60 bands. Artists include some of the best up-and-coming artists as well as nationally known artists.

“The webathon will be the internet radio equivalent of the Jerry Lewis telethon, only with better music,” says Lazlo, the founder of BlowUpRadio.com and the organizer of Banding Together.

During the course of Banding Together, listeners will be encouraged to donate money via a secure on-line section of the Spondylitis Association Of America’s website. Everybody donating during the webathon will receive a free digital download of a webathon exclusive collection of songs from some of the bands performing. A complete track listing will be available soon on http://www.BlowupRadio.com

Artists scheduled to perform during Banding Together include:
Accidental Seabirds, American Pinup, Anthony Walker, Arlan Feiles, Beannacht, Ben Godwin, Blank Pages, Brixton Riot, Bruce Tunkel, Catherine Wacha, Christian Beach, Colie Brice, Crewman Number Six, Diego Allessandro, Erase:Rewind, Fairmont, Foggy Otis, 4 Million Silhouettes, Happy Joe, Harper’s Fellow, Harvey Brice, James Dalton, Jason Didner & The Drive, Jason Kundrath, Jason The First, Jim Testa, Joe Ferreri, John Rango Band, Jon Caspi, Jonathan Andrew, Joshua Bicknell, Joshua Van Ness, Lightning Jar, Lisa Bianco, Little Dipper, Lost In Society, Mark Parker, Matt Colligan, Melissa Anthony, Michael Brett, Michael Scotto, Mick Chorba, Mike Ferraro, Mountain Station, Mr. Hunter, O’Neill & Martin, Pete Jager, Randy Morning Band, Richard Barone, Scruff Cardinale, Slight Imperfection, Taggart, The Accelerators, The Anderson Council, The Aster Pheonyx, The Break Evens, The Cucumbers, The Mean Season, The Monacchios, The Mother Hips, The Porchistas, The Trews, The Ugly Club, The Winter Sounds, Thomas Wesley Stern, Tommy Strazza, Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5, Whiskey Flask Revenge, Woe, Zak Smith, Zigman Bird…with more to be announced shortly, as well as re-airing some popular performances from previous years.

(artists performing are subject to change)

The Spondylitis Association Of America (SAA) is a non-profit organization that was the first and remains the largest resource for people affected by spondylitis. Through their efforts, they help advance education, research and treatment for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and related diseases. More than 85,000 people per month visit SAA’s interactive website to access over 1,700 pages of up-to-date content for information and support. For more than 25 years’ SAA has dedicated all of its resources to help improve the lives of people coping with spondylitis.

“This is a very personal benefit for me as my wife, Naomi, suffers from ankylosing spondylitis (AS).”, says Lazlo, “I have seen the debilitating effects of this disease and the chronic pain and discomfort it causes. This benefit is the least I can do to help my wife, and over a million others who suffer from AS.”

The benefit runs from 12noon Friday October 19th until Sunday night October 21st. It will be broadcast on http://www.BlowupRadio.com

The complete schedule will be announced in early October.

For more information go to http://www.BlowupRadio.com