I thought I would take this opportunity to celebrate March 7th as Teamwork Day.  I’m sure many of you might celebrate this in different ways and for different situations. For me, on this day 32 years ago, I married my wife Mary Ellen and I am grateful that she has stuck with me through some crazy times.  As I said at a recent gig, the roller coaster of 32 years of marriage to a musician might be the equivalent of nearly 100 normal married years! While some of you may know her, most of you won’t but she is the MVP of my team, she not only inspires me, she helps with website graphics, content, gig sound and packing down gear, and she even presses the record button when I’m trying to get into the moment, laying down a vocal in our home studio. So thank you Mary Ellen!

Speaking of being in the home studio, I have been busy working on my new record “One Ray Of Light At A Time.” Half the songs are now mixed and my co-producer Justin Abedin and I are making great progress finishing up the final instrument and vocal overdubs for the remaining tunes. I cannot tell you how much this record means to me and my wife says it will be my “magnum opus” or should I say “Hope-Us”! Anyway, expect a more regular report on all the excitement over the next few months!

In the meantime, I am also excited to have some shows for those of you in Ontario. Here are a couple of spring dates you might want to check out.

April 6th, 7pm - Knox Hall, Sudbury, ON.
An Evening of Celtic Soul featuring special guest Sean O’Connor
May 23, 7pm - Kawartha Art Gallery Music Series, Lindsay, ON.
Live in concert at the Pie Eyed Monk Brewery
Find more details and ticket links here


Finally, I want to mention a wonderful organization, Music Care by Room 217, who invited me last month to be a part of a special evening of meaning and music. They are doing amazing work to make music a more primary approach to health and well being. I am looking forward to doing another presentation at their annual conference in November.  Do check them out and consider helping out with their work if you can. You can learn more here.

Thanks as always for following and listening.

Meet you in the music,

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