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June 6, 2020

Cari Amici,

How can I make a name for myself in Italy if no one can pronounce my name? Yesterday at the dentist, the receptionist just sighed and asked for my health card so she could look at the jumble of letters without having to figure it out from the odd way I say i...

April 24, 2020

Lately I’ve been posting more paintings than songs on social media, and as most people know me as a musician, maybe it’s time I wrote a bit about me and Art. We go way back, but I'll pick up from when I was maybe 15. To escape the heat and humidity of summer days in Wa...

April 1, 2020

Bob Goldberg, accordionist, composer, CEO of the Brooklyn Academy of Noise, and member of NYC's definitive [summer] campy "post-modern jug band" Washboard Jungle, is an old friend. He played at my wedding reception in the Grange Hall in Rockport, Maine, in the fre...

March 14, 2020

"I'm staying at home." The weather is great, the wisteria over the door is about to burst forth, and I am well. I step outside this morning. People are out on their balconies, leaning against the railing, looking down on the street, which is almost empty of pedestrians...

February 22, 2020

Living as an expat, returning to the US just a month or two each year, do I risk being forgotten? Have to start from scratch when I move back for good some day? In the words of Robin & Linda Williams, “Don’t let me come home a stranger.” Or does absence make the heart...

January 8, 2020

Happenstance Theater (Mark Jaster, Alex Vernon, Sarah Olmsted Thomas, Sabrina Mandell, and Gwen Grastorf) in Moxie; A Happenstance Vaudeville, Round House Theater, 2016.

(photo: Leslie Swan photography) 

More than a week past the expiration date... too late for a year's-...

September 15, 2019

I have a new single! "Keep on Your Side of the Road" is a spare, rhythm guitar-driven, indie rock track–a whole other ball of wax from my 2017 jazz trio album. Available wherever you stream or download music.

As with my earlier solo single, "Poor Little...

April 28, 2019

Despite what people say about CDs, I keep getting requests for them at gigs, so, always happy to oblige, while I was in the States last month I had these made. And though the album's been available digitally for a year or so, I feel so much more satisfied now that it's...

April 15, 2019

 Happenstance Theater's Pantheon. at Baltimore Theater Project.  photo: Glenn Ricci

An extremely rewarding month of working with Happenstance Theater has come to an end. I was honored to get the chance to work with this company! They create truly exciting theater....

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