Love giving of my time to my community
Oakshire Beer Hall 5013 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97218
Based on a true story.
Love performing for seniors who have been isolated due to Covid restrictions. Sometimes you have to be creative in the way you deliver the music. Thankfully, one particular nursing home has found such a way.
Note: Works best during good weather.
I was fortunate to have parents who made the ordinary, extraordinary. This song is a composite of what took place many mornings in my childhood. Hope you enjoy it.
My first paying gig in 7 months had me performing for residence at a nursing home in Beaverton, Oregon on Tuesday, September 22. I was hooked up via a bluetooth headset/mic that was connected to a small bluetooth speaker that a nurse would take from room to room so the residents could hear me.
Some of the sweetest smiles and reactions I’ve ever received took place. Residence would sing along in their chairs or beds, some of them grooving as best they could. Some of the best 90 minutes I’ve had during these Covid days.
Been wanting to celebrate my friendship with my longest friend from first grade.
Wrote this song in 2016 during a time when many of my musical heroes were dying. It also seems to be appropriate to what’s going on now in our COVID-19 world.
I would say enjoy this song, but that seems a stretch. May you find some comfort knowing you’re not alone with your feelings.
The band I’m in, HomeBrew, recorded an original song of mine back in Nov of 2018. We released it on Christmas Day. You can go to my Bandcamp page, and listen to the song. If you like it, you can download it as well. Thanks for you continuing support.