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January 18th, 2017
website updates; new projects

website

I've been taking advantage of time spent indoors during all the snow and ice storms, to work on some long-neglected areas of this website! There is still more to do -- there always will be! -- but so far I've worked on:

  • music page: made a table for presenting the different types of info for each band, with all the info in a database. Soon I'll add music players of select tracks in there...right now, it's just a link.
  • web design page: for my portfolio, I set up a column on the left, and a big preview frame to the right. Added descriptions and features.
  • history page: entitled sections "personal" and "musical performance"; updated both sections
  • header: I also final got rid of that ancient image in the header! I'm playing around with slideshows...
  • links page: weeded out outdated links.
  • added a new background too! Similar colors, but different. :)

I've rediscovered the joy of web design and coding. I'm often reluctant to devote a chunk of time to learning a new web design skill, but I do want to up my game, and maybe get some new clients.

I welcome any suggestions or tips!

new projects

In the last 6 months, I've started playing with 2 different bands:

  • Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra -- big band playing elaborate, arrangements of the 20s and 30s
  • Bilgerats & Pyrettes -- pirate-themed band, costumes and all! Great singers, and fun people with theatrical backgrounds

See my music page for details and links.

more news...

performance calendar

KEY:

  • Events in blue are my bluegrass band Train River.
  • Events in red are my gypsy jazz band the Hot Club of Hawthorne.
  • Events in orange are my other bluegrass band the Hillwilliams.
  • Events in green are everything else!

    Go to my future page to view as a calendar.

current bands

Go to the music page for details.

BAND STYLE INSTRUMENT WEBSITE

Hot Club of Hawthorne

gypsy jazz / acoustic vintage swing

gypsy guitar

hotclubofhawthorne.com

the Hillwilliams

bluegrass

acoustic guitar

facebook.com/thehillwilliams

Train River

bluegrass

acoustic guitar

trainriver.info

Thermal Boogie

fun rock covers: blues-rock, funk, jam

electric guitar

facebook.com/thermalboogie

Jenny Sizzler

original comedy rock/Phish & Dead covers

guitar

jennysizzler.com

Grateful Buds

Grateful Dead

various

facebook.com/gratefulbuds

Ramblin' Rose

Grateful Dead & JGB

keys

facebook.com/ramblinrosedeadband

Rain or Shine

guitar duo + accordion: swing, country, variety

acoustic guitar

thehotclubtimemachine.bandcamp.com (members of Hot Club Time Machine, plus we add more styles)

solo looping act

swing, grass, ballads, latin, vocal, variety

MIDI guitar w/ looper

check my music page

the Yellers

original roots rock and folk rock

electric guitar

theoldyellers.com

Like 'em on Facebook, and please get on the band mailing lists where available!

Thanks!

services

Performance

I perform with multiple bands in various styles on multiple instruments. See the music page for the breakdown. And check the future page for the schedule of upcoming shows.

Instruction

I teach guitar, piano & mandolin. I have developed a large volume of visual learning materials. I charge competitive rates. See the instruction page for details.

Web Design

I build simple, flexible websites at low cost. I can optionally create powerful features using PHP, or use a CMS such as WordPress, or a custom one. See the web design page for details.

Booking & Promo

I book all the music at the O'Neill Pub (formerly Biddy McGraw's). To apply, please don't contact me directly; use the email address on the contact page of the pub website.

I created some Facebook pages; please like and post to them!