• A Whiter Shade of Pale

    This song has been stuck in my head since I first heard it in college. I love playing the descending bass line on the guitar and had intended to record a version with a melodica or accordion for the organ part. But it’s too beautiful to mess around with. So, here’s my take using a…

  • John Mayer covers

    Here are a couple of recent John Mayer covers. I’m increasingly impressed with him as a songwriter, bad boy personal life aside. These were recorded a couple of weeks apart and I didn’t realize I wore the same shirt for both. We may not be the Young Ones very long.

  • Close to Me

    A friend of mine draws pictures and will trade them for covers of songs he likes. Here’s the latest. His drawing, a tribute to my recent struggles with dandelions in the yard: My video, “Close to Me” by The Cure:  

  • Brandi Carlile cover contest

    Brandi Carlile has a cover contest going right now. Top 5 will be picked by YouTube view counts and then judges will select the winner among them. Winner gets a trip to Los Angeles and some time on stage with the band at The Orpheum Theater. Here’s my entry, which includes some cheezy mini-me effects…

  • It Is Well With My Soul

    This is a favorite Christian hymn, lyrics written by Horatio Spafford in the 1870s after his 2-yr-old son died in the Great Chicago Fire, his finances fell apart, and his four daughters drowned in a shipwreck. It has been a source of comfort for me. Chris Rice has a great version in his Hymns Project.…