New Song – Mercy on the Carolinas

I wrote this song back in October (2018) as Hurricane Michael was landing on the Gulf Coast of Florida and just a short time after Hurricane Florence devastated much of North & South Carolina.

It was recorded at Hollow Body Studios with Doug Kwartler producing, engineering and playing all of the various instruments you hear in support of my lead guitar played on a new nylon string guitar built by Alan Carruth.

I hope you enjoy it.

My Song Nostalgia – Honorable Mention @ Woody Fest

I’m not a big fan of artistic competition, but I did throw my hat in the ring this year for the Woody Gutherie Folk Festival’s Songwriting Competition. And I’m thrilled to say that my song Nostalgia from the new record received an Honorable Mention. Thanks, Woody Folks for your careful listen.

2018 Songwriting Contest Winners

1st place:
“Dreamers”
Claudia GibsonWimberly, Texas
2nd place:
“Remember Who We Are”
Charlie MosbrookCleveland Heights, Ohio
3rd place:
“On the Wings of a Song”
Robert Thatcher & Tom Brown, Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Honorable Mention
“Walking Each Other Back Home”, Ben Bochner
“One Horse Town”, Randy Brown
“Voices of the Past”, Violet Vonder Haar
“Storm on Fire”, David Hakan
“A Hard Road Digging That Coal”, Kevin Hale
“Nostalgia”, Chris LaVancher
“Everything will be alright”, Joel Mosman
“Last Anti-War Song”, Jim Newsom
“I Need a Job”, Sam Steffan
“Photographs”, Patrice Webb

Big Fat Love on the radio!

The new album was released to folk radio programs across the country and beyond at the beginning of January 2018.  For the month of January, it placed #14 on the Folk DJ Charts and in February it stayed in the Top 20 at #17.  It continues to be played on several stations in March as well.  I couldn’t be more happy to have this little record in the ears of people all around the country!