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Popular songs start as something simple-- a situation, a story, or a feeling that the artist experienced. Translated into words and set to a melody, they become part of our lives. They remind us of people and places. We associate them with our achievements and setbacks, our highest peaks and darkest days.

 

All of these songs trace their roots to something simple.  One instrument & one voice.

As an artist and performer, my focus is on getting back to those roots. In addition to my own compositions, I enjoy finding great songs from different genres-- songwriters, rock bands, pop artists, motown and Philly soul-- and presenting them as they may have sounded in their earliest forms.

Re-discovering great songs is exhilarating. It's an opportunity to find some aspect of the music that may have been lost or buried in the popular recorded versions. For casual listeners, they're great songs-- but for people who want to listen more closely, there's more.

I approach songwriting from the same perspective. Yeah, it's great to collaborate and record using different sounds, different instruments and different players-- but if the story can be told with one instrument & one voice, let it stand on its own.

 

COVERED ARISTS

Singer/Songwriter
Soul
Pop
Classic

James Taylor

Bruce Springsteen

Carole King

David Gray

Tom Waits

Ryan Adams

Elton John

INXS

Squeeze

REM

U2

Counting Crows

Dire Straits

Mumford & Sons

Hall & Oates

Marvin Gaye

Chicago

Van Morrison

Amy Winehouse

Beatles

The Band

Doobie Bros

Tom Petty

Credence Clearwater Revival

Led Zeppelin

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