Its Going To Be A Busy Year!

I’m so excited to be working with some great song writers from the mid-Michigan area as this year gets going. Jack Park, Kristine Goodwin and Kimberly and the New Bohemians have all asked me to produce their debut recordings! So stoked!!

I also wrote a brand new song in the past couple of weeks that I am real excited about. I promise you’l be the first to knwp when its ready for public consumption.

I have also been asked to submit some music for consideration to be represented by a British management firm. Crickeys! (Is that South African?)

Im also continuing to prepare several of my own releases in 2017! Like I said. Busy year ahead!

Happy Holidays All!

Happy Holidays All! 

Back from a holiday reprieve, I’m already listening to material for the next release!

I think I have a problem!!!!!!!!!

In The Moment was originally going to be the title track for UglyASin because the song’s message resonates with the footsteps of my spiritual journey.
Hopefully , always, I’m going to “be there in the moment”.

Uhuh and UGLYASin

Well, its been a busy year of writing and recording music. 2017 looks to be even busier with quite a few current and prospective customers working at Maple Hill Studio. So its a good thing I got these new CDs out because I already have several more projects in the pipeline and time for myself in the studio is going to start to disappear as the customers increase. More about those upcoming releases later.

For now let me introduce you to my newest CD

Uhuh a 7 song collection of instrumental jazz/rock fusion that’s got a sweet, soothing sound but also an edge that will keep your attention. This is truly a collaboration because Donny Brown cowrote two of these tracks and provided drums on five tracks. The great Jeff Wallikangas and the incredible Rick Armstrong provide the bass while Ryan Cooper on keys, Jacob Wisenbach on trumpet, and Mike George on saxaphone fill this lush production out while the project still centers on my guitar.

Not to be outdone, my inner rocker rages on UGLYASin, an homage to the circle of dust!           Four current originals featuring Andy Reed on bass and Nate Place and Ty Keyser on drums. Mike Stillwagon and Jeff Black provide killer guitar work. I handle the vocals, some guitar and keys. The project is bolstered by two bonus tracks from the original UGLYASin which featured Tim Tanner on drums and Jeff Black on bass.

Still updating the website with links to purchase and full credits.

 

Exciting stuff!

I like exciting stuff. Maybe its just me. Well it probably isn’t just me who is excited about tonight’s Saginaw On Stage appearance by 23 North. We are a ten piece variety band looking for an 11th piece (calling all keyboardists! We are also looking for a new bass player. Yoo Hoo!!

My baby and the center of my career focus is Maple Hill Studio. Excited is the perfect word to describe my feelings when I hear that a song produced by me here at Maple Hill Studio is currently the “fifth fastest song added to radio station playlists” according to Spin Tracking Systems. Great job Donald Benjamin!

Finally, being nominated in four categories at the 2016 Review Music Awards is an honor. Truly driven by local music lovers! Thats! exciting!

Well, I better calm down and rest for tonight’s performance.

This song is called “for my Friends” I hope you enjoy it!

 

May the Circle be unbroken.

 

Arise Lord

Arise Lord

How many are my foes
They rise up against me
They say my God is dead
But I say He lifts my head
I call out to the Lord,
I cry out to Him
And He answers me

I lie down and sleep
I lie down and sleep
He awakens me
He awakens me
I will not fear
I will not fear
As thousands fall on every side
Arise, Lord!
Deliver me, my God!

Based on Psalm 3:1-75

Lady Wisdom

Lady wisdom

“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:13-18‬ ‭NIV‬‬