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"!



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.


Jan 21st 2018 -
Had a trip to Moscow and an extended stay in Prague, picked up a cough that laid me out over the Christmas holidays, but back into it now with Pinball Machine and Long Time Coming being finished up (in terms of writing them). Will be continuing this "write more!" approach for some time! Also expect new gear arriving in the coming week!


Sept 3rd 2017 -
New blog post - actually a lot of new blog posts, been updating that without updating this! New songs are Came to this Country, You Can Burn, American Now, On the Tin and You Don't Know Jack, recent gear a Blackstar ID10 & Fender Mustang GT40, new Tele, & recent apartment flood!


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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.