May 20, 2016


Well, spring is finally here.  My wife actually found (for the first time) a bunch of morels this week.  More coming soon, hopefully.  They go particularly well with fresh asparagus, venison, and a number of other things (in case you need ideas).  And butter.  Don’t forget the butter…

Big news!!  Michelle Chenard and I have been asked to perform at the Wheatland Music Festival this year!!  We’re tenatively set for 12:50-1:30 pm on Sunday, September 11th in the Song Tent, but the time may change prior to the festival.  So excited to be back at Wheatland!!

The Spring Songfest benefit for the Mackinac Island Songwriters Workshop at Jazz Cafe @ Music Hall Center For The Performing Arts on Friday, May 13th was fantastic!!  SO many great talents and performances….can’t thank everyone enough for participating.  MISW will definitely be back to the Jazz Cafe in the future, possibly before the end of the year.  What a great venue!

Summer is upon us now…if you’re looking to find me, check the calendar.  I’m pretty easy to find…;)




–Festival On The Bay/Songwriter Showcase (, August 20.  An assortment of talented performing songwriters on the Midway Stage from noon until 6 pm.  Admission is free.

–September Songfest/Crooked Tree Arts Center (Petoskey) (, September 9.  Featuring some of our alumni from past workshops (TBA), along with the Petoskey Montessori School kids singing songs of their own creation!  More information later in the summer.

–Wheatland Music Festival (,  September 11.  On stage at the Song Tent with Michelle Chenard.  Time slot (tentatively) 12:50-1:30 pm.  It’s a fantastic festival, all weekend long.  If you’ve never been, you really need to experience it.

–Mackinac Island Songwriters Workshop: (, October 13-16.  Our 3rd year, and we’re already getting registrations.  A wonderful bunch of workshops and instructors dedicated to helping you become a better and more effective songwriter.  There’s an “early bird” special until midnight at May 31st too, which knocks $75 off the price of the workshop.  Space is limited, so don’t wait until September to sign up!  Details on the website.


That’s it for now.  Everybody enjoy the sun and the warmth, and here’s to a great summer!!!