Folks I Like!

Share the love!!!!  Here are some links to folks that either contributed to my music in someway – be it direct or influential – or folks who I think are really cool and you might too!

Musicians:
Esther Friedman – hands down my favorite songwriter on the planet.  Esther sings harmonies on both of my records and shares a life and home with me as well.  I’m a lucky guy!
Jack Williams – One of the greatest singer/songwriters, guitarist and performers working today.  He’s an inspiration, great mentor and friend.  If you don’t know him, go check him out NOW!
Still On The Hill – We met Donna and Kelly at a songwriting retreat down in Arkansas, they too are amazing and you should have their music!  Go NOW.
Ken Bonfield – Amazing instrumental guitarist, teacher and friend.
Jake Armerding –  The fiddle player on Roadside Attractions and is a GREAT singer/songwriter.  You should own some of his music.
John Curtis – Played guitar and various other stringed instruments on both of my records.
Paul Kochanski – Played bass on both of my records and is a founding member of the Swinging Steaks!
John Sonntag – not just a great side-guy, but a fantastic songwriter/performer on his own!  You can hear John on a few of the tracks on my Big Fat Love album.
Joyce Andersen – Played fiddle on the Big Fat Love album.  Joyce is a fabulous songwriter who performs solo as well as a duo with her husband Harvey Reid.
Two Tined Fork – this marvelous and fun duo is Nickie Fuller & Julie Alexander and they sing backup harmonies on the Big Fat Love album.
Sandy Martin – Played pedal steel on Big Fat Love album.  Sandy plays with many local bands and teaches bass and music theory.
Daniel Boling – Another fabulous singer/songwriter we met down in Arkansas.  Great songs and great performer.
Tom Willner – A good friend from high school and a fabulous musician, singer/songwriter with a great life story … definitely check him out!
Hannah’s Whirl –  Another Arkansas connection!  Paul and Tami are a great duo from Florida and are two really great friends.  Check our their music as well!

Music Studios
Tom Eaton – Universal Noise Storage.  Tom produced, engineered and mastered my CD.  If you like my record, a lot of what you like came from Tom.  He’s the greatest!
Thunder Pumpkin Recording – My buddy John Sonntag’s studio in Lambertville NJ.  John will make you sound good!
Hollow Body Studios – Classic sound, proven success, legendary gear & reasonable rates for the working songwriter/musician.  Great little studio in Chelmsford MA run by the fabulous Doug Kwartler!

Graphic Design
Abby Getman – Created the wonderful design for Roadside Attractions.  Terrific talent and fun to work with!
Adam Michael Rothberg – Singer/songwriter, side-man, producer and … graphic designer!  Adam did the design for Big Fat Love and I couldn’t have been more happy.

Photography
John Harvey – Good friend, great photographer and heck of a nice guy.  He did many of the photos on this site as well as the cover for the CD!
Dan Tappan – check out Dan’s amazing collection of Folk performance photos he’s taken over the years!
Vintage Roadside – Jeff and Kelly travel the back roads photographing and collecting memorabilia from roadside attractions and more.  They are also quite serious historians.  Check out their site and buy some of their stuff!  They contributed a few photos for the CD!

Music Blogs
Red Line Roots – wonderful resource to discover new independent Americana/Roots/Folk music!  Especially those artists in the Boston/New England region.