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Reflections

Fall is my favorite time of the year for many reasons. But the main reason I love autumn, is it signifies change.  And with change, I find myself holding closer to those things that keep me grounded and whole.

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Of course, for me, music is one of those things I cling too when dealing with change, not only within seasonal change, but within the changes of life.

The song “Stone of Grief,” was written during a challenging time a couple of years ago.  Not necessarily for me, but for the person on the journey of change and healing.  I present this song, again, for you who are walking a road-less traveled, so that you may find encouragement on that road.  I also share this song for those who are coming along side those treading the waters of change.

 

HomeBrew at Mallard’s in Welches,OR.

HomeBrew will be performing this Saturday evening 8-11pm at Mallard’s at The Resort at the Mountain, in Welches, Oregon.

HomeBrew and the Terrapin Horns play the best in vintage party music from R&B, Rock and Swing.

I’ll be the warm up beginning at 7pm, performing familiar soft rock hits from Billy Joel, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Elton John, Kenny Loggins, Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and a few originals.

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Welcome to my newest followers

I’ve added a number of new followers to my web site recently, and I wanted to welcome you and thank you for being interested in what I do musically.

Back in August of 2012, I released, “In Those Days.”  Eight original songs that reflect a wide aspect of my musical tastes, genre and storytelling. Described as songs of love, life, family and faith.

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I also enjoy creating instrumental songs such as “Goodbye.” A contemplative solo keyboard piece that has been in my musical tool kit for over 30 years.  And new songs like, “Sabbath.”  Incorporating an intense, emotional connection with the listener.

“Stone of Grief,” tackles the often misunderstood subject of grief and healing from trauma.  Many have good intentions, but often times they ignorantly cause harm to the person facing the challenges of recovery.  This is a deeply personal song for me.

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But, I also have a playful side.  “I Love My H-2-O,” is a testimonial of my love of drinking water.

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Thanks for checking in and take a look around.

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Back To Cellar 55

C. Taylor_9648This Friday evening, April 17, I’ll be at  Cellar 55 in Vancouver, WA.,  from 7-9pm.  Playing tunes from Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor,  The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggins,  Jackson Browne, Neil Diamond, Fleetwood Mac and many others.  I may throw in an  original or two as well.

End your long work week and begin your weekend at Cellar 55.


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Fun and Inspiring night at Cellar 55

Many a great moment at tonights gig at Cellar 55 in Vancouver.  But none sweeter than it’s final moments.  Our last song was the classic by Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah.” A request.   With our acoustic guitars, Jeff Haagenson sat upon a stool adding some tasty licks, while I led the song.  With each passing chorus it got sweeter and sweeter.  The reason?   We had a group of choir members from Columbia Presbyterian Church in attendance.  By the time we reached the final chorus we went a cappella and it sounded the sweetest of all.  One of those sacred moments in a performance that was serendipitous.

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My appreciation to Jeff Haagenson for his talent and friendship.  To the staff at Cellar 55, you treat musician’s with respect and you pay us.  Thank you.

I’ll keep you informed the next time I’ll be at Cellar 55.  No doubt, Jeff and I will return together.

Returning to Cellar 55 as H-Duo This Friday Evening

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This Friday evening at Cellar 55 in Vancouver, WA, I will be joined by my H-Duo partner Jeff Haagenson.

dsc_0044Jeff and I have played in a full band together for nearly 13 years and off and on as a duo.  I invited Jeff to join me this Friday to resurrect some of our favorites we haven’t played in awhile.  Our set list includes: Jason Mraz, Hall & Oates, Ingrid Michaelson, Train, Bruno Mars, Dan Folgelberg, James Taylor, along with some original blues instrumentals and whatever else comes to mind.  Each of us will also take turns doing some solo stuff, as well.

Join us this Friday evening starting at 6:30.  Great way to end your week and start your weekend.DSC_0029

 

 

 

 

Road Trip to Play Music for 25th Anniversary

Taking a little over 400 mile round trip working excursion east  to Kennewick, WA., to help the Hughes Physical Therapy celebrate 25 years in business. Owner,  David Hughes, is the cousin of my wife, Barb Hughes, and he’s hired me to perform music from 11am-2pm this coming Friday in his office in Kennewick, WA.

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Being a 3 hour gig, my typical music selection will be peppered with more instrumental songs, most of them originals.  Fun to pull those out from time to time.

Looking forward to seeing some of my wife’s extended family along with good driving weather.

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This Friday Night at Cellar 55 with Cynthia O’Brien

I, along with songstress Cynthia O’Brien, will reappear once again for your Friday evening, end of the week, kick back with a red or white wine in hand, musical treat at the Vancouver wine tasting room, Cellar 55 from 6:30-8:30pm  We so enjoyed our last visit, especially when several guests decided that our rendition of Brown Eyed Girl on ukelele’s was so much fun, they got up and danced.

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Our playlist will include, more than likely the aforementioned Van Morrison cut, along with a steady diet of Kenny Loggins, Linda Ronstadt, Dan Fogelberg, Elton John, BIlly Joel, Ingrid Michaelson, America, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, of course our favorite band, “And More.”
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Come chill with us this Friday at Cellar 55 from 6:30-8:30pm.  Who knows, it just might change everything in your life.  Or not.