Music is my mistress

Hope. Solace. Strength. Companionship. Listening to songs have brought me all these things and more - and that is why I am a songwriter, to give back some of what I have received.


To give you some grounding before your first listen, think a mix of Uncle Kracker, Tom Petty and Steve Earle, if they had all been raised in Scotland. Oh, and yes - I am a genuine "the third"!



Aug 19th 2018

Friday night down at The Listening Room Cafe, two new songs, two new pieces of software, and an NSAI weekly workshop - yup, it's a new blog post!


Aug 5th 2018

Copyrighting songs, printing business cards, using TuneSmith, working on videos for Frettie, and a 180 bpm "punk country" song - all that must mean a new blog post!


July 22nd 2018

Moved to Nashville! That, and a lot of travel to Europe before it, has kept things pretty quiet for a bit, sorry about that! Expect more noise going forward.


March 11th 2018

The blog is still the place to watch for the latest news (I update that far more often than this news section!). Anyway, new songs are on Soundcloud - What She Don't Know, The Spirit of Country, and The Things That I Do.


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We've known each other for more than 30 years. Some days, she won't talk to me; others, she makes me laugh and cry, eases my pain, shares in my joy.


She takes what is inside of me and expresses it to the world in a way I never could on my own. She comforts me when I am down, yells for me when I am angry, weeps with me when I cry.


Sometimes she surprises me with stories of her own - where they come from, I do not know. Some
days she fights me and refuses to do anything I ask,  but yet on others she is
meekly compliant to my wishes.


Together, we sing and tell tales of what it is to be alive.


The guitar.


What a wonderful thing.