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Amazing Courtesy

As I travel the great state of Ohio, I am amazed by the every day courtesy of people everywhere. Countless times I see kind folks holding the door for one another and hear phrases like "excuse me, pardon me and…

Danny Boy - 100th Anniversary!

The song's melody was first heard in Ireland in the streets of Limavady, county Londonderry where it was known as the Londonderry Air. In 1910, Frederic Weatherly composed the lyrics to this beautiful melody. In 1913, the song was published…

The Stars and Stripes Forever!

This classic patriotic song was written in 1896 by John Philip Sousa (1854-1932). By an Act of Congress, it is the official National March of The United States. It is performed by bands and orchestras across the nation and we…
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Dates of the Big Band Era: 1935-1946

The bands were in full swing and at their most popular level. Hints of the era began emerging in the early 1920's and the sound is still enjoyed today. This truly American Musical Style has left a lasting impression on…
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Now That's A Sunset!

As I was driving home from Cadiz, Ohio tonight along scenic Route 22, I witnessed the most magnificent sunset that lasted for an entire hour! It was like a photo pasted on the canvas of a calm, serene, peaceful evening…
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Jive, Man, Jive!

Creating an original title song for my new album! In the style of the Big Band Era with a contemporary twist. Something old, something new .
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Old Record Players and Big Speakers

When I was growing up on the orchard, my parents had this large piece of furniture in the dining room called a record changer. It would play the 45's, 78's and 33 &1/3 speed records (LP's). You could put a…
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Career With Compassion

It is a great privilege to serve others through the art of music. I thoroughly enjoy performing for a variety of organizations, especially nursing homes and retirement communities. It is a great joy to see the smiles, the laughter and…