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December 10, 2019

Hi Everyone,
Whether you are lighting a Chanukah candle or trimming a Christmas tree, I hope you’ll accept my holiday gift. For five days from December 10th to 14th my first book, The Tales I’ve Told, will be free to you on Amazon. Click here

Read, enjoy and if you li...

December 3, 2018

It's the season for giving.

For the next 5 days, my latest novel Game of the Gods will be available for FREE on Amazon Kindle!  My hope is that those of you who have not yet joined me on my adventure will pick it up, read it, and share your thoughts.

Here is...

November 20, 2018

A Call For Lyrics.

A Call for Poets.

For the last ten years, I have spent two to two & a half hours every Friday morning playing music with the great Andy Maher. Those sessions have been both enjoyable and rewarding. What is special, besides having fun, is that we write...

October 13, 2018

Dark Swirling waters is a lot like my new book, Game of the Gods.  It's about a man sitting on the edge of the world.  Could it happen?  Maybe.  Give it a listen. 

Recorded with the late great, Daoud Shaw, at his Radio Active Studios.  St...

September 14, 2018

September's song of the month is Is it Rainin' Out There. It fits perfectly with today's dreary weather and is a great accompaniment to my new book, Game of the Gods. I wrote this song in the 90's and recorded it at Radio Active Studios. Steve Hastie on lead guitar, Da...

June 11, 2018

On May 30, 2018 the Philadelphia music scene lost a notable musician when Mike McKendry of the McKendry Brothers Band, passed.  

He was a super rhythm guitarist, a great front man, an excellent singer and a bandleader who knew his audience and what they wanted to h...

May 9, 2018

Experience the May song of the month in person! I'll be playing two gigs at the High Point Cafe in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia this month, and invite you to come join me. See info below. 

February 26, 2018

Yes, having people review my book is very important to me. Every artist needs the feedback. No painter hangs a picture on a wall hoping people won’t see it, no playwright writes a play hoping it won’t be staged, no musician writes a song hoping people won’t hear it and...

January 11, 2018

It seems that every generation faces a battle with a drug that will kill them. Today's opioid epidemic continues to sweep the nation, and is particularly lethal in our Philadelphia community. We must start talking about the dangers of addiction right from the very begi...

October 26, 2017

BOO! Yeah, it’s that time of year again. It’s almost Halloween- so this song of the month is, Edgar Allan Poe.

Poe was the master of the macabre, and I love his stuff.  I wrote this song in 1995 and recorded it a year later at Radio Active Studio with Daoud Shaw. Steve...

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