OK, I admit it…I have really slacked off lately! My calendar has been sadly out of date, I haven’t made a new post on my website since last July, and I have also missed sending out more than a few emails. My bad! But I do have an excuse…really! I became a new grandpa to a great kid, Tristan Parke! While I definitely have not stopped playing music (far from it!) I kind of put some things on the back burner for a while while I switched my focus temporarily to this great addition to my life! I get to see him almost every day, and I can’t even begin to describe how much I am enjoying this! But, life goes on, and now that I am pretty much settled into my new role as “DAAA-AA” (I think that means Grandpa?) I am ready once again to put energy back into my music. I just updated my calendar with several months worth of upcoming gigs, I am working on lots of new material, and also picking up where I left off on booking house concerts. A big thanks to all of you who still came out to my shows….Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival, wine tastings at Archer/Rizzo winery, Westport Art Festival just to name a few, and once again my apologies to those of you that I have neglected! I’ll do better from now on. I promise!