Showcase at The Hight Watt was the Jam!

 

Just had a killer Monday night playing at The High Watt for their weekly “8 off 8th” event (interpretation: the venue is off 8th Ave. and 8 bands play 3 songs each – it’s a marathon night, but a lot of fun, too.)  And WOW! I’m so blown away by the talent in Nashville!  The bands playing represented a very diverse picture of Nashville, from a progressive rock/metal/jazz group to a catchy southern pop act to an energetic
bluegrass/folk ensemble
to a steel drum-fronted funk/fusion band.

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A Crooning Accordion Collaboration! – “Pace” by Handsome Dan

 

I love collaborating!  This video is of Nashville songwriter Handsome Dan singing his song “Pace” and me accompanying him on accordion.  Apparently (as Dan tells me) he’s wanted me to play accordion on this song since waaay back in 2007 when we first met!

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Navigator/Aviator – I Finished the Song!

 

A couple of months ago I posted a song in progress and now I’d like to share the finished piece!  One of my most favorite feelings in the whole wide world is to call a song done, and “Navigator/Aviator” has been an idea laying dormant in my head for 8 years now – so the “done” feeling is REALLY a great one in this case!

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A Health Tip You Would Have Never Considered – But You Should

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I’ve always been told to never, ever skip a meal – especially breakfast!  I’ve even believed that if I go more than 5 hours without eating, my body will go into starvation mode and conserve fat (check: false).  So what if I told you that NOT eating could actually be very healthy for you?

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