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A Labor of Love

Lately, among other things, I have been engaged in the development of my original song, “Josefina,” as a symphonic work, and this is one of the biggest musical feats that I have ever undertaken, maybe the biggest.

Among other things…

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Join me in the Celebration

In response to the recent wonderful write-ups that have come out featuring more details about my new $5,000 musician's grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, I have made a personal video to chat with you more about it, and you're…

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Grateful. Blessed.

In today's post which is a follow-up from my previous blog post, I just want to give my humble thanks to the good Lord for my recent $5,000 musician's grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

I have found that having…

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$5000 Mass Cultural Council Grant News

This month of February has found me in a state of overwhelming gratitude for a new musician's grant award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council of $5000, as part of their Cultural Sector Recovery initiative.

I have had the honor of…

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Notes from the Digital Underground

My father, now a retired electrical engineer, once admitted to me a while back that he had hoped I would follow in his footsteps and become an engineer, too.

So, if ever dad tried to teach me anything, he taught…

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Next Upcoming Music Interview

I am really looking forward to my next musical interview on INSIDE THE WRAP!  It's gonna be fun talking with my radio show host about my upcoming queue of releases and other exciting musical updates.  So mark your calendars to…

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Unwinding Paths

For a handful of years before I actually started writing songs, I painted fine art paintings. Well, this was a point in time when I was searching for my voice.  Along the way, I created a variety of paintings that…

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Who is "Josefina" Anyway?

During my years living in Manhattan, my song "Josefina," practically fell on me all at once while I was waiting to take the A train uptown to get home one evening. I penned this song shortly after assembling my band…

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Josefina's Story Continues

After all of these years, the muse behind one of my most popularly received songs ever beckons me onward to new reinterpretations of "Josefina," and it delights me to know that listeners are enjoying them.  

"Josefina" is a…

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My Public Outreach Lately

Here is a heads up to my listeners, fans, and all friends in music that I am making my best efforts to reach as many folks out there as possible, especially as new releases of mine loom on the horizon…

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The Power of Love in Song

I was recently humbly reminded of the power of love at work in my songs.

Much more interesting to me than simply writing "commercial" songs, is the potential to truly communicate in songs.  To ponder the object of my love…

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Listening Very Closely

It's been a tough mission to bring new music out to listeners, especially following this pandemic which has really shifted the world and people and mindsets.  

Nevertheless, for one moment in time, I dropped everything and just focused on the…

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Back to the Studio

It was great to head back to the recording studio this past autumn weekend and work with my engineer producer, Zach, on remixes of "Josefina."  

In fact, this is my first time really collaborating with a producer as a budding…

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Why I'm Starting this Blog Here Today...

This new in-house blog of mine is being started by me on my artist website because my Wordpress blog has not been going in a direction that's desirable to me. 

While I appreciate the help of Wordpress in getting my…

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