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Touring Holland – 30 years ago!

I came across this old tour sheet recently and thought it might be fun to post it here. As you can see, it was for a spring tour of Holland, back in March 1991... so thirty years ago! I wonder how many, if any, of the clubs still exist today. We certainly kept...

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Albums I Bought This Year 2020

Normally around this time of the year I draw up a list of 10 albums I bought during the year that made an impression on me. This year I’m doing something slightly different due to the fact that I bought a box-set that contains 37 albums and 1 DVD. As you can see from...

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Supporting Rory Gallagher in the Paradiso Club in Amsterdam

On this day - 15th December - back in 1992, I had the pleasure of supporting Rory Gallagher at the famous Paradiso Club in Amsterdam, Holland with my band Albatross. We had been finishing up some dates in the south of France and I'd called our booking agent in Holland...

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My Hometown Virginia – A blog from Ralph

My Hometown Virginia - A blog from Ralph I was going to write a blog and give a little bit of background on the recording process, etc. but then Ralph posted this lovely piece on Facebook and I thought to myself - this tells the same story but from a different...

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10 Albums – 2019

Allison Moorer - Blood: let's kick off with a recent release - Blood from Allison Moorer. It was released in October this year and it's a really strong album, IMHO. It's her tenth album but the first on her own record label. Here's the title track, Blood.James Taylor...

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Finding peace within

I came across this article recently, written by Madisyn Taylor. As you can imagine, the title caught my eye. If we are to have true peace in the world, we must first find it within ourselves. Most people agree that a more peaceful world would be an ideal situation for...

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When to play “Rock Around The Clock”

As some of you may be aware, I'm still writing (just not as many songs these days). A while back, I had the following story published in "Ireland's Own" magazine. It was a thrill to have it accepted. One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock rock...Five, six, seven...

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10 albums – 2018

America - Original Album Series (a 5-CD package): you probably all remember songs such as 'Horse With No Name" and "Ventura Highway" but the group America was more than just those two songs.Some of their latter albums were produced by George Martin. Here is a track...

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Just Plain Folks Awards

Awards and winning often go hand-in-hand... and winning (or losing) often goes hand-in-hand with competition... and I'm just not that into competing. Hence you'll seldom see my name in competitions or up for an award. They say - whoever 'they' are - that as an artist...

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Composed the soundtrack for a documentary

Recently I had the opportunity to do something new musically. Together with Ralph - you know him from the "Troubadour" CD/DVD - we composed and recorded the complete soundtrack for a documentary. It was fun to do... and like I said a new experience. It was something...

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