I am just devastated over the loss of Chris Cornell and I’m not exactly sure how to process it. I certainly didn’t know him but we did travel in the same orbit. I used to date a friend of his back in the early 90’s, who was staying at Chris’ house (or his rental house) […]

This is the only photo I took at Prince’s 2008 Coachella show: I don’t know why I didn’t take any photos or videos of Prince at the now-infamous Coachella 2008 performance. I think I was, perhaps, too transfixed- in the moment. He had, after all, Morris Day, Jimmy Jam & Sheila E. as guests, whipping […]

    It’s been awhile but I’m heading back to SXSW! And this time, I’m sangin’! I’m headed back to Texas for a good ole time in Austin! I’ve got my own show from 12:00-12:20 on Friday, March 18 at Maria’s Taco Express and then I join Ted Russell Kamp + AJ Hobbs on a […]

RIP to the GREAT Allen Toussaint. A true Music Man. I don’t have to go into the lengthy bio or the thousands of songs he wrote, co-wrote, arranged and produced over the years but just know this is a huge loss to the music community, most especially New Orleans. A couple years back John Schreffler […]

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I have a new single, “Strings That Bend” that will be released on Tuesday, September 29 on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Bandcamp + more! Produced by John Schreffler, Jr. at Fulton Manor Studios. Featuring John on guitar, Ted Russell Kamp on bass, Jamie Douglass on drums and Bliss Bowen on background vocals. Mastered by Mark Rains at Station House Studio. A family affair! You can get a sneak peek over here …

I didn’t send out “Sing To The Angels” for review because 1) it’s a Christmas album, who cares? and 2) it’s a hodgepodge of styles. Really, it’s just for your listening pleasure. But my buddy Rich Mahan sent it to Barry Lyons, former promo exec for R.E.M., Van Morrison, Ozzie Osborne, Def Leppard & Peter Frampton, current CEO at Rent-A-Label, and here’s what he had to say: