Category Archives: General

Open Mic PDX : Tue : Rock Hard PDX

I’m spending a month in Portland, OR and checking out the Open Mic scene. I’ll be posting my experiences here and hopefully some recordings of me playing once I get my bearings.

Well, this will be a short one. “Rock Hard” has changed from a music bar to a strip club. I guess the name might still have worked, but they changed that too… So, nothing to report here. Instead, I went on to the “Triple Nickel Pub”…

Vai Academy

I had a great time at the 2016 Via Academy in Vail Colorado jamming with Steve Vai’s band, and the man Steve Vai himself. The clinics by Steve, Eric, Stig, Doug and Sonny were all incredible and the setting in Vail was magnificent.  I hope to get to one of these events again in the future.

Summer is Over!

We’ve returned from our excellent summer vacation, the kids are back in school, and it’s looking like a busy 2014-2015 musical theater season for me.  I’ll be playing with the Tabard Theatre Company (a new company for me) and then return engagements with West Valley Light Opera, South Bay Musical Theatre and Peninsula Youth Theatre.

I’m also continuing my Jazz Guitar and Music Production studies at Berklee Online.

Yes, indeed, summer is over.  Time to get back to work!