OF PEOPLE AND THINGS

December 2, 2013

Now that the kids are back in school I’ve finally managed a minute and wanted to just make a few points about Thanksgiving. I’m not a huge fan of this holiday.  In short. YOU SIR, ARE NO CHRISTMAS To me, Thanksgiving is like sub-Christmas, a junior varsity Christmas if you will.  It’s the day that […]

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What I Do

November 25, 2013

“So, what do you do?” It’s a common question; and one that, for years, I haven’t really had a good answer for. For the last eight years I’ve spent most of my time taking care of my children.  Technically, that makes me a stay-at-home-dad but when asked the question, “What do you do?” stay-at-home dad […]

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Sign of the Times

November 22, 2013

Today marks fifty years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  It’s amazing how it still captures the imagination of our society even after being inexhaustibly explored from seemingly every angle possible. The 1960’s in America are often described as a “turbulent” time.  Political assassinations, Vietnam and the anti-war movement, the civil rights movement, […]

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Hello Again

November 22, 2013

It’s obviously been a while since I tended to this site. Let’s see where we are. MUSIC The band and I are back at Uptown Recording working on another record. It’s early yet but going quite well. No, we don’t have any gigs on the book. Going to put a little time in and book […]

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DANSTOCK

February 5, 2013

This Thursday a good portion of the Chicago music community and its supporters will come together at Lincoln Hall for the first annual DANSTOCK music fest. Aptly named for its founder Dan Stock, DANSTOCK (get it?), is a fundraising event for the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Research Center. And while the money goes to fund […]

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Same Old Story

September 13, 2012

A number of people have asked me about the opening track of the new record. The song, entitled Faith, tells the tale of a girl who lost herself and her way and is told through the eyes of one who loved her.  This is a character I have written about a number of times before, […]

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THE BIG BIG, BIG BIG SHOW

July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July everybody. I’m checking in one last time before our first show in a year. It’s been a good week. Got a little write-up in the Illinois Entertainer. Richard Milne will be spinning us on WXRT tonight at 9:55pm as part of the Local Anesthetic Capsule and then again on the day […]

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Let’s Meet the Band

June 18, 2012

There are a few new faces in the band so let’s get acquainted with them shall we? T.R. Findlay has replaced Sue Zindle on bass (we wish Sue the best of luck in L.A). T.R. is a friend of the studio (Uptown Recording) and has quickly made himself indispensable to us as a solid player […]

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First Things First

June 12, 2012

Let’s try to settle down into this right away.  First things first. Big thanks to Andy Olson of Ozone Design for helping me out with the new website design (and by “helping me out,” of course, I mean doing the entire thing for me). I know Andy from way, way back in the Iowa days. […]

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Thomas Pace Releases Shaking Faith

June 3, 2012

This summer, Chicago’s Americana singer-songwriter Thomas Pace is set to release Shaking Faith, his fifth solo Cd and first since the release of the critically acclaimed New American Way in 2008. Pace marks the end of a two-year hiatus from music with a finely crafted, nine-song collection of moody and moving alt-country tunes that are […]

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