I’m excited to be a part of a special surprise at @musiciansoncall 15th Anniversary Celebration in NYC. Join me! http://bit.ly/moc15th
Thanks for some great new photos by Tim Sullens!
Wed April 23rd, 9pm at Witzend in Venice, CA.
This will be a great night of Music, Comedy and raising money to help organizations that do so much for other people! BHHO (Be Happy & Help Others) is a simple message I try to live by. Most of my music is about being positive, enjoying life’s journey but also helping others along the way. I work with several organizations who have changed the lives of so many, so all the proceeds from this event will go to them. To read more about these groups and the amazing work they do, please click here www.behappyandhelpothers.c
Along with my current albums that will be for sale that night, I will also be releasing new music. All the money from these sales will go to the organizations as well, so don’t be shy!
Guest performers for the night will be:
We will also be holding a silent auction throughout the night, so be ready to bid on some unique pieces by LA based artist Ernie Steiner!
I hope you can join me in raising money for these organizations and hearing some great live music as well.
One of my former campers from Mid Atlantic Burn Camp asked me to cover a song called Skin by Sixx:am. The lyrics of this song are just absolutely amazing and I think speak to so many people on so many levels. Once I heard it, I had to record it. So here is Skin.
I was asked to sing the National Anthem for the first pre-season game for the LA Kings. It truly was an amazing experience. As I was standing there on center ice, all I could think about were all the people that have helped me through out my life to get me where I am now. Because without them, I would be nowhere near where I am today. Thanks to all and more to come!
Another summer has almost passed which means another week has passed at Mid Atlantic Burn Camp. This one week is my favorite week of the year as I travel to the mountains of Virginia to reunite with my Burn Camp family. I could say so much about this camp; the selfless counselors that attend each year, the brave kids that come for the week, the staff of the camp grounds that give their time and effort to organize everything. There are so many moving parts to this week long camp, but it always comes together beautifully. Like all things in life, it always works out. Rather than ramble on, I’m just going to post a video produced by The Washington Post. This was so well done and really captures the essence of what Burn Camp is all about. Enjoy!!
I had the opportunity to sing the National Anthem for the Lakers at The Staples Center recently and it was quite the experience. I had sung for the Clippers as well as the Nationals (MLB) before, but when I got the call from the Lakers organization, I was beyond excited.
Arriving at The Staples Center and meeting some of the people that make each game happen was pretty amazing. It’s fascinating to actually see how much goes in to just one game; such a production. Everyone I met was very welcoming and very hospitable. From the staff at the restaurants to the ushers on the floor, everyone had a smile on their face.
I want to thank the Lakers organization for having me and for making it such a memorable experience!
Well the Malibu Music Awards were on Sunday Sept 22nd, and I’m very happy to say that my song, If We Could See, won Song of the year!! I was so surprised that I won, so much so that at the time they called my name I was in the back at the bar with a friend. But I couldn’t be happier about winning the award!
I had to walk up to the stage then actually give a small speech. For those of you that don’t know, I am a terrible public speaker. I had a stutter as a kid and for some reason, it decides to peak it’s head out when I speak in front of people. Singing, I’m fine, but once I have to speak…look out! haha.
Before I went to the awards, I was on the phone with a friend who told me something pretty amazing about when you’re about to get on stage and speak in front of people (just in case I had to). Instead of thinking about being nervous, think about what you’re grateful for. Not just at the awards, but what you’re grateful for in life. It completely changes your mindset and well, it worked for me.
Thank you to my family and friends, all of which support me on a daily basis and have always pushed me to really pursue my dreams. I also want to thank Bill Lefler who produced If We Could See and the other songs that are on my latest album. Thanks to the people of Malibu for allowing me to play for them each week and taking me into their community.
More to come soon and thanks again to everyone for the support!
I am very pleased to announce that my song, If We Could See, has been nominated for the 2012 Malibu Music Awards. I will be playing all week at different venues around Malibu, so be sure to check my Gig Calendar. The winners will be announced at the awards show Sat Sept. 22nd. Thanks to everyone for their continued support; I wouldn’t be anywhere without all of you. Thank you!