This past week I found myself attending a funeral of a friend that had committed suicide. Gut wrenching shock with 100's in attendance. A definite crying out loud in your car on the way to work kind of moment. Less than a week later I find myself at a show playing this song called Dirt … Continue reading Dirt Farmer
Just a quick reminder that we are playing Uncommon Ground on Devon tonight at 7pm sharp, opening for the Iowa songwriting duo Society of Broken Souls. The Reservations are doing well but could always use a few more friendly faces. They just released a new record which will be show casing tonight. You can listen … Continue reading TONIGHT!
Hi All, Sorry it's been a little while since my last post. I've been busy with the day job and most importantly...building a new rehearsal + recording space! The garage used to house a whole bunch of sweet vintage Suzuki motorcycles and parts. My kids will never know how cool those bikes were, but they … Continue reading A Little Video from the St. Variant De Lupulin @ BLUE ISLAND BEER CO.
I was telling you about my adventure to the Acorn Theater in Michigan and how I met the next big thing Meg Robinson. As usual, it seems that I had forgotten about the time change heading over to Michigan after work. I get off at 5pm, hell it's an hour away so 7pm is no … Continue reading 13YO Lil’ Meg Robinson opens show this Saturday at Blue Island Beer Co.
Now I don't know alot about Ryan other than he walked in with the shitiest god forsaken guitar I think I've ever seen. The whole back end of it was peeled off and was like a diving board. Seems this kid was busking his summers away between college semester
I know some of you have already bought tickets for this listening room performance on Friday at Uncommon Ground. I regret to inform you that I will not be able to perform Friday but my partner Jimbo Delta ( Jim Parks) is going to fill in the slot with his material ...which is outstanding... He … Continue reading About the Uncommon Ground Show Friday May 18
I've been getting this question a lot lately so I asked Management. YES - you can bring your kid to the show! Totally acceptable. It is not a playground, it is a tap-room so you'll want to keep a leash on them. Kids cannot sit at the bar but are totally welcome to sit and … Continue reading HEY, CAN I BRING MY KID SATURDAY?
I'd like to give a BIG thanks to Gabe Lanza for letting me use his artwork on the residency gig poster for this month. Thanks Gabe Lanza. If you like that artwork feel free to check out his other art at: GabeLanza.com.
Let's talk about our residency show coming up this Saturday night April 14th at Blue Island Beer Company. We will be playing as a three piece. Myself, Jim Parks on Slide guitar and Michael Dumont on bass. We've added a few new songs so we will be doing two sets of music starting at 7pm. … Continue reading This Saturday’s Residency Show @ Blue Island Beer Company
In 1989 I was living in Mesa Arizona and won a guitar on a radio contest. I'll tell you all about that entire story in some other post. The main point is that I won a guitar and I ended up in Rock Falls, Illinois after my mother's death. That was a pretty shitty Christmas … Continue reading 1990 Rock Falls, Illinois