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Why So Serious?

"Why So Serious?", which is myself and Mark Helms playing a gamut of songs from top hits to incredibly obscure ones, is gaining momentum. We're currently booked twice on September 20th at the Lillington Arts Festival & the West Oaks Neighborhood pool party, then September 23 for the grand opening of Tyler's in Fuquay-Varina. Hope you and your family can join us at one of these events!

Female Figures

Been working on original material lately, firming up arrangements and lyrics with an eye on recording. Just completed and entered "Female Figures" into Music World's "Acoustic Nation" song writing competition in Nashville. Focusing next on "Lonely".

Food Bank of Eastern NC 2013 Benefit Show

For those interested, a little more info about the Food Bank of Eastern NC's 2013 Benefit than my original post on my ReverbNation site would allow.

I'll be performing blues & rock originals with Mark Helms as we revive our "Why So Serio...us?" duet. We'll also cover Robin Trower and Oasis (among others). The event will begin streaming LIVE via YouTube from the Food Bank's Raleigh Warehouse at 12 noon on Friday, September 13 and continue through 12 noon on Saturday, September 14. Mark and I go on at 9pm-11pm Friday night, Sept 13th. The event will be hosted by Gregory Ng of the popular online frozen food review show, FreezerBurns and will raise awareness, funds and food as part of Hunger Action Month.

I hope you'll watch, but more importantly, I hope you'll consider a donation to help the fight against hunger. For more information, see http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=telethon

Kristen Scott EP is now available!

Kristen Scott's EP "A Simple Intention" is now available online via iTunes! Kristen asked me to play guitar on it. Here's the link if you'd like to sample and/or purchase any of the songs: https://itunes.apple.com/album/a-simple-intention-ep/id672455419#.UfLi5bME6ks.facebook - Enjoy!

New CD!

Just finished cutting a new CD with Kristen Scott Saturday, May 18, 2013. This was my first time in the studio and it was an exhilarating musical experience! Worked with Chris Stamey, who you may have heard on XM radio's "The Loft", and he was a tremendous asset to project. When the CDs ready for release, I'll post a link here.

It Summer...

...and things are heating up with gigs! I'll be playing solo or shows with Long Time Gone 3 weekends in August and every weekend in September. Recording a CD with Kristen Scott November 3rd. Working on a massive benefit for ALS in November with the potential of a live DVD or CD coming from that show...stay tuned gang!

My Current Musical Projects

The latest: 1- Long Time Gone rehearsals for Aug 24th gig at Holly Springs Community Center 2- Recording a CD w/Kristen Scott Aug 4 in Asheville 3- Jason Jernigan: working with this powerhouse singer on some smoking Southern rock 4- Mark Helms: Unplugged set of Stephen Stills music to play at coffee shops 5- Kriti Bhatia: Indian dance piece of music for Cary Diwali & IndiaFest in October 6- Andrea Sullivan, one of my favorite singers: country duets 7- Praise band music every week at FVUMC