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October 18, 2014

My new album "Double Edged Sword" is now available at CD Baby, Itunes and all your favorite music download sites ..

Here's a link to stream it for free on you tube ..

September 10, 2014

My brother Jon is back in Berlin. He visits me here every summer. He came to my show in Kreuzberg last week. It's always great to see him. We have a lot of fun together.

August 31, 2014

I just returned from a beautiful week in Southern France. Nice, Eze and Monaco. Wow.

August 11, 2014

We had three days of music and sunshine at the Playing In The Band Festival last weekend. Thanks Gerd Baumann and Beatte for inviting me to play at this event. I really enjoyed it.

August 4, 2014

Opening for Moe in Dortmund was good fun. The show took place in an old cabaret theatre from the turn of the century. The vibes were deep and both the headliner and promoter were most gracious. Our last show in Germany this year was a sold out performance at Berlin Guitars. This was a very special evening. We had people from Rome, Munich, London and Los Angeles in attendance. Steve Kimock and myself gave it all we had and I hope to get some video footage posted soon on You Tube.
Steve will fly home tomorrow and continue his summer tour with Bob Weir and Ratdog.

July 28, 2014

Steve Kimock and I closed the guesthouse in Immeldorf, Bavaria after playing four hours with a short break in between. We then moved on to a festival in Switzerland where the rain didn't stop us from doing it all over again. We had to reluctantly leave the stage to let another band set up and we slogged through the mud to get ready for our show in Dortmund tomorrow.

July 22, 2014

Steve Kimock arrived last week in Berlin a bit jet-lagged but in good spirits. We hung out in Berlin a few days and then moved on to Bavaria for our first concert. Before we left Berlin though, Steve had a huge surprise for me. He showed up at my door one afternoon with Bob Weir in tow. Now all the deadheads know that Bobby was the great counterpart to Jerry Garcia in the Grateful Dead. Steve and I played some music for Bob and I played some solo slide guitar too. Much to my amazement, Bob stood up and offered me a huge hug and invited me to California to play some music with him and Steve. Needless to say, it's been an exciting week filled with good vibes and heartfelt music.

July 9, 2014

My new album, Double Edged Sword, is finished. My good friend, Thomm Jutz, in Nashville did a fantastic job of playing second guitar, singing and mixing. Mark Fain played acoustic bass and Lynn Williams played drums. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Lanark Records in the U.S.A. contacted me after hearing it and offered to release it on their label. That's good news for me.

May 6, 2014

I finished recording all the tracks for my new album and sent them to my good friend Thomm Jutz in Nashville. Thomm will add some guitar and find the right guys to play bass and drums. I'm looking forward to hearing what he comes up with.

April 17, 2014

I've been taking advantage of the time off in April and recording every day. Trying to record an official release is a real roller coaster ride. One day you're so happy with what you've recorded, the next day you're ready to throw all the files in the trash. I've done this enough times now that I know not to empty the trash.

March 31, 2014

I had a great weekend that included a guest appearance with American singer-sonwriter David Munyon Saturday night in Wilmersdorf and playing a sold out show in Kreuzberg on Sunday night. Special thanks to all the people who came out and listened. Live music and enthusiastic audiences are alive and well in Berlin.

March 23, 2014

It was a special evening playing two sets at Art Gerecht last Friday night. It's a very cool listening room with wonderful hosts. I'm looking forward to my gig next Sunday at Dodo in Kreuzberg.

March 6, 2014

Another grueling transatlantic flight but I'm back home safe and sound in Berlin. I didn't get a wink of sleep on the plane and deliberately stayed on my feet the whole next day (and night) in order to get into the rhythm of the different time zone.
That was brutal but I feel great today after ten hours sleep. No jetlag whatsoever.

February 17, 2014

It's the vacation that won't stop ! It's been 75 degrees with clear blue skies and there seems to be no end in sight for this fantastic weather ! It's a good thing I'm going back to Berlin in two weeks. I've been practicing guitar overtime to keep my callouses from turning to oatmeal.

January 30, 2014

The days go by quickly here in Miami. We've had some cool days where you have to don a hoodie but mostly I'm clad in a t-shirt and flip flops for shoes. Today I'm hanging out with my brother Jon. I'm playing his Taylor acoustic guitar, finishing the lyrics of a new song and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

January 4, 2014


December 13, 2013

Winter is creeping in to Berlin town. Nothing drastic like in Philadelphia or the American Midwest but still mighty chilly when that evening sun goes down. I'm staying busy and enjoying myself, making plans for 2014 and playing music. I'll be appearing at Dio's Music Cafe in Charlottenburg with special guest and good friend Christoph Deschner on Saturday night and will do my last show at Caffetteria Buchhandlung in Mitte on Sunday night before we take an extended break there over the winter months.

November 22, 2013

Writing, recording and performing. Not A bad life. It's cold and rainy in Berlin but the fridge is stocked and the radio's on. Feeling well blessed.
I'll play Berlin Guitars tomorrow night and my usual coffee house residency in Mitte on Sunday.

November 6, 2013

It's been a beautiful autumn in Berlin but now it's starting to turn darker and colder. Such is life. The gigs at the Caffetteria Buchhandlung have been going good and I'm currently checking out more clubs and booking them as I go along. I've met some great people here and am feeling comfortable in my own skin. Progress not perfection.

October 13, 2013

I have really hit the ground running here in Berlin. I've been here less than six weeks and it feels more like six months. My body is going through a transformation from carrying guitars and amplifiers up the endless amount of staircases and subways throughout the city. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger so I'm keeping a positive attitude and spending more time on the yoga mat. There are plenty of places to give a show and I have done quite a few. Tonight will start a Sunday night series at a great coffeehouse in the middle of town.èria-buchhandlung-berlin-2
I have gotten a warm reception everywhere I've played so far and people have been buying CD's so I'm very grateful about that.
Autumn is in the air, the town is a sea of bustling activity and I'm changing strings, trying to keep up.

September 19, 2013

I'll be doing some guest appearances in Berlin in the next few days.
Thurs. Sept. 19
Sat. Sept. 21
Sun. Sept. 22
Thurs. Sept. 26

September 15, 2013

I made a surprise appearance last night at Berlin Guitars and played three songs before Jesse Ballard.
Jesse is a great singer songwriter from San Diego and lives part time in Berlin.

September 8, 2013

I had a great gig last night. The music is off to a good start in Berlin !

August 17, 2013

You may be high, you may be low
You may be rich, you may be poor
But when the Lord gets ready
You got to move

- Mississippi Fred McDowell

My grandmother used to say that a change is as good as a rest so I feel confident that the future looks bright ahead. Sabine put her house up on the market and is looking for something smaller and easier to maintain. She works hard as a sought out freelance translator and loves to ride her horse. I'm going to rent a large furnished apartment in Charlottenberg, Berlin for a while. As the saying goes, it was an offer I couldn't refuse. I've always been hugely interested in this historic city and I want to see if I can't make a small splash in it's artistic community. As long as I can get back and forth from Berlin to Heidelberg quickly and easily, I feel it's a good time to go and have a look. I already have a Berlin show booked on September 7th and there should be considerably more to come.

thank you .. - July 21, 2013

I had a great time playing at Berlin Guitars last week. I thank leonard Lott for inviting me, my brother Jon for coming all the way to Berlin to catch the show and John Vaughn for being the special guest.
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