August 2022 is upon us and I'm looking forward to cool Fall weather and Fall festivals.  The Sunday Brunch Concert Series at Shab Row Stage continues to be a success.  And, I'll be performing at Wormans Mill Village Center again on Sept 30th.  I hope you have had an enjoyable and healthy Summer.

Crossrock Fiberglass Guitar Cases

I'm the proud owner of a new Crossrock CRF1000DNVBL Fiberglass dreadnought guitar case in Navy Blue.  I highly recommend Crossrock cases, especially the fiberglass line.  If you value your guitar, a Crossrock fiberglass case will give you better protection that a typical hardshell case.  I"m looking forward to purchasing additional cases (in different colors) to replace my collection of black ones.  Please check out the entire line of Crossrock instrument cases at

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I love the contract of blue guitar sitting against the red padding of my new Crossrock guitar case.

2021 COVID Music Update

The past year+ has been a difficult time for people across the globe, but especially for musicians who perform live.  Live music venues have been in a closed status since late March 2020.  Although indoor live music is still spotty and almost non-existent, outdoor live music is beginning to make a come-back.  Local & regional wineries and farm & micro breweries are hosting live music if they have an outdoor space conducive to music presentation where people can social distance.  I'm thrilled that we who are performing musicians can again perform.  Social media performances are all well and good, but nothing is better than a live audience.  I look forward to the end of the pandemic and the return of what we call normal life (life without face masks and social distancing) - I miss handshakes, hug and seeing smiles.

2019 Wind Down 

2019 has been a wonderful year ! I recently performed at ACT Annapolis in conjunction with a lecture by renowned Psycho-Physiologist Robert Siegel. What a wonderful friendly and peaceful space. The members are wonderful My good friend Jeff Feit (Torchlight Studios) will host his annual concert at the pavilion in Poolesville (MD) on Saturday, Oct 19th. I am honored to have been asked to perform. It is always a fun afternoon/evening of music I'll be performing an afternoon of originals at Terra…

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Happy New Year ! 

2015 was a fantastic year of wonderful live acoustic music in & around Frederick (MD). I'm looking forward to performing some of my songs, but also hearing new folks and of course, my local musicians in the new year Congratulations go to the Frederick Coffee Co & Cafe for hosting another stellar Christmas Holiday Show that raised $1,063 for the Mental Health Association. If you bump into Mike Winder, the owner of the Frederick Coffee Co & Cafe, please thank him for making the FCC the home of live…

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Spring/Summer 2014 

With an unusually cold winter behind us, 2014 spring/summer is turning out to be beautiful here in the mid-Atlantic region. Cool evening and low humidity days are the norm, with a few summer-like warm days here & there - delightful Local music is doing extremely well. I'm hosting the Tuesday night open mic talent nite at the Frederick Coffee Company, running sound for the Monday Night Songwriters Showcase at Brewers Alley (upstairs) and hosting/running the every-other Sunday Songwriters Songfest at the…

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2012 Update 

2012 has been a wonderful year for live acoustic music in Frederick (MD). I'd like to thank the Frederick Coffee Company (Mike Winder & Crew), Brewers Alley (Phil Bowers), Elk Run Vineyards (Fred & Carol Wilson), Linganore Winecellars (Eric Allen), Beans In The Belfry (Hanna & Jim Politis), and good friends Scott Barrett, Andrew McKnight, Rod Deacey and the entire F.A.M.E. and SAW cast of characters. Without you folks, live acoustic music would be unheard I'd also like to thank Gray Burchette…

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Music Update 

It has been a terrific year of music. Thank you for coming out and listening. Heartfelt thanks to Karen & Terri for their new friendship. To Robin for her continued support and friendship. To my dear friends Tomy, Rod, John, Ron and the entire Monday Songwriters Showcase crew, thank you for inviting me into your musical family. To Mike at Frederick Coffee Company for his continued support of live acoustic music. To Serena & Tracie at Dublin Roasters for giving local acoustic musicians a new place to…

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Two shows coming up ! 

I'm looking forward to my two upcoming shows: 1) March 6th (2-4pm) at Dublin Roasters, North Market Street, Frederick, MD 2) UUCR Monthly Concert Series. Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston at 8pm. $5.00 donation. I hope you'll be able to join me for one of the two shows. Happy Spring ! Todd

New Venue 

I'm pleased to announce that I will be performing my songs at the new Dublin Roasters at 1780 North Market St in Frederick, MD. This is the area's newest gourmet coffee bar. Comfortable seating, great acoustics and delicious fresh-roasted coffee. Show is Sunday, March 6th from 2-4pm. Please join me.

Happy New Year ! 

I'm looking forward to a terrific 2011. I've been writing news songs over the past few months. I seem to be leaning towards the 1960's pop rock sound with the latest songs, one one is my best effort at trying to write a song the way Bob Dylan might have (complete with singing nasally). The process has been fun (for me) and hopefully you'll enjoy the new songs. I hope to see you soon. Thank you for supporting original acoustic music.

Panhandle Earth Day Celebration 

The Panhandle Earth Day Celebration (2nd annual) was a success even though the weather was cool with a little rain (during my set). Many thanks to Todd Coyle and his crew for doing a great job. Thanks for inviting me to perform.

Upcoming Festivals & Shows 

Spring/Summer has arrived suddenly here in the mid-Atlantic region. The record snowstorms seem like yesterday, but I'm loving this warm weather. Unfortunately, my allergies, like everyone else, are suffering I'm flattered to have been asked to perform the opening set at the Earth Day Celebration in Shepherdstown, WV on April 24th (thanks to my friend Todd Coyle). I'm coordinating the upcoming New Market Days Festival on May 1st (two stages of acoustic music). I'll be hosting four 'Wine Down Fridays'…

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