Category: Notes and Musings

Santa Cruz Tuners & K&K Pre-Phase

I’m the new owner of a 2009 Santa Cruz OM/PW. It’s a beautiful guitar. It might be the nicest sounding guitar I’ve ever played. It does have a few things that bother me however… First of all, the Truss rod is hidden waaaay up above the neck block. There’s no way to see it without…


I want to be a great guitar player.

I’m a pretty good guitar player. I would like to be a great guitar player…. I know several great guitar players, so I know that it’s an obtainable goal. I was thinking about what’s been keeping me at the pretty good level for so long, since I’ve been here for a good long time…. that…


New Record Cancelled – Anywhere but here.

It has been some time since I have entered the studio to create something new to share with you all.I could not be more honored than to have been able to do this with my great friends John Gerard and Adrienne Fawkes. Our record is currently in production, and will be available shortly. I think…


Gig Tough

"…When the room is noisy, smoky, uninterested in your act, and you still get in the zone where you are 100% focused on the music, are thinking of nothing else, and get transported to the place where it all feels right, sounds good… that's the hardest and the best thing you can do. Anonymous." Gig-tough…


The First Gig

Which came first, the audience or the performer? Was the first performance of all time inspired by a random group of people in need of entertainment? Or, were the caves and forests of yesteryear filled with lone singers belting out their hearts without ever intending to present their talents to others? These aren't silly questions…