singer/songwriter in the woodshed

For those who are not musicians, that means, taking time to write music, learn new things….I am in the wood-shed for a while, so you may not see me playing gigs at present.  My mission is to compose new music with a message that reaches people and that matters to listeners.


The Casey Lipka Band is the featured artist at Songwriters in Kind Fri Nov 13. What a great show this will be…

Come hear this wonderful jazz artist.  If you are in Sacramento it is well worth the trip to Auburn, where you can enjoy dinner before the show, in one of the many fine spots in old town, such as Bootleggers. Old Town Pizza or Meat & Potatoes… Call me for details at 530-210-8348.  If  you would like to feature the event in your publication or website  let me know and I can share the story of the birth of SONGWRITERS in KIND, a brand new showcase for artists who want to spread the love through music and just maybe change the world along the way.

Ph11.13 FLIER

Coming Up in Sept. 2015

Returning to Headlands Coffeehouse Fort Bragg

Wed. Sept. 23, 2015 from 7 to 10pm

Returning to Meat & Potatoes Restaurant in September

Sat Sept 26, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm…

The August show was great fun, if you missed it here is your chance to come, and if you were there, come again — I have new original songs I am just finishing…and I always mix up the list of cover tunes as well. Visit this link for info on the venue:  Meat and Potatoes

New Original Lyrics – A Sample

Here is a sample of some new songs I am working on…the music is yet to be recorded, but here are partial lyrics.  You can hear these songs at any of my gigs.  (See “schedule” for dates)

Traveling Around in Time

Traveling Around in Time, ageless time, in confidence of one single mind,

It’s only what I feel

It’s not a wrinkle in the skin, only a thought within

It’s only a belief, that sets up what I see

And what I’m going to see, again

Think Out of the Head

They say, think out of the box

So awfully dead

Go out of your head

think with the body instead…

Think, with your heat, with your soul, with your eyes, that can..

See all around, something is wrong

Stuck in their heads

Getting it wrong

Live in your body, stay in it now

You know you gotta live now, gotta live now

Gonna die, gonna die, got to live NOW


Back then, I wanted, to save the world

Played my records loud, dreaming, in back of a cloud

Those days, that music

could change the world

…Still is true, what good…music can do

Now I’m wiser, I paid my dues

I’m no longer, singing then blues

You’re sixty, your colors, look good on you

Need no, disco drugs,

Keep your, peace and love

Dream Again

Old, scraps of paper, coffee stained

Dream…save me

A plan, fading with age

Turn that page, dream dream

I had a job,

Starving my soul.

Getting nowhere

Losing control

But then just like a long lost friend

I have a dream again

Luna’s Cafe Sat. July 18, 2015

Lunas Songwriter ShowcaseHi Music Lovers

I will perform in the Songwriter’s Showcase at Luna’s in Sacramento July 18.

The event is from 3pm to 6pm…come see what freedom of expression can do for the soul.

These many gifted artists all in one place on one day–that is what I call Freedom!!! Happy Independence Month.

Here is a link for details and directions:

Special Summer Concert with Jazz Guitarist Extrodinaire: Mark you calendar 8.15.15, 6pm.

Happy to announce Sat. 8.15.15 from 6 to 8pm I will be sharing many new original songs (which I like to call boomer healers as they deal with getting older and growing up in the peace and love decades), as well as gems of the 60s and even some sing alongs.

The event will be at First Congregational Church of Auburn UCC. Beer, wine, snacks and  soft drinks will be available, and there is a 10.00 suggested donation.

More details will be coming about this fun inspirational night of music.  It is not religious but it is definitely spiritual.  This church is loving and kind to all people and does not believe that anyone should be judged for who they are or choices they make.