Consumer Guide Interview

Mark Watkins is a DJ for Blast 1386 Radio of Reading College in England. Mark was one of the first people to play my songs on the radio, so it was really fun to do this interview with his Consumer…

Meeting John Hammond

Last weekend Lisa Swarbrick and Louis Rosano of Louis Electric Amplifiers took me to one of my favorite places - the Beacon Theater in NYC. We went for Jorma Kaukonen's 75th birthday bash. Louis was supplying his gorgeous amps onstage…

Story Behind the Song: "The Needle and the Damage Done"

I think "The Needle and the Damage Done" is one of the most perfect songs ever written. Neil Young didn't even need three minutes to paint a haunting picture of junkiedom; on Harvest the song is 2:17. 

You'd have…

Gear Girl

I love amps. I love turning 'em up really loud until they sing. So recording at SST Studios was like being set free in a dark-chocolate factory. They have a massive collection of vintage and modern amps. You just wheel…

ChicPeaJC Interview

"I met Debra a long time ago when she started taking my hip hop classes pre-chicpeajc; Debra is small, spunky and energetic so obviously I loved her right away. Debra is also the lead singer and guitarist for her classic…

Hardrock Haven Live Review

 

"Tonight’s show at Arlene’s Grocery was an intimate affair, which is always a bonus when you come to see a guitar-intensive band. After all, it’s not every day that you get to watch a great player up close and…

Guitarz Forever Interview

I had a great in-depth convo with Guitarz Forever about what it's like to live in "gritty Jersey City" and that time Prince showed up in my dreams. Click HERE to read the entire interview. 

What if Sheryl Crow…

Just Be Love

I had the most beautiful dream last night. I was desperately searching for a lost dog along a beach when a cardinal began flying alongside me. At first I ignored it but then I realized I was ignoring a miracle.