Love Commits Me Here

It's a very special time here at AmeriSon Records and what a start to the new year it has been! Love Commits Me Here is approaching 100 reported Radio spins after only four weeks since its January 7th release and…

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Everything in its time...

This is a very special time for me right now as three years of work at the Appalachian Institute and with United Mine Workers of America have culminated in a very special project I call River, Rails or Road.…

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Reflection

Music has been the one true, soul-uplifting, joyful constant in my lifetime. Everything I am and everything I have accomplished in my life I owe to music. My wife and our son? I met Janet in my teens at a…

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Livin' the Dream

This was one of those weekends that makes me so grateful to be a musician. Pit, Jeff, and Chris, the guys in my band American Son played a stellar show at Frankie and George's on Friday. We were honored to…

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July Happenings

From AmeriSon Productions: Hi Friends,   A bit of good news - my new album Beauty in Paradise was added last week to WERU, a station in Maine, and received 12 spins. It's a busy weekend with shows in Ohio…
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Shaler Elementary School Show

I had an incredible visit to Shaler Elementary School last week where I performed two shows for 350 students grades four thru six. The kids were really great and enjoyed the shows. Shaler Elementary is a great supporter of the…

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About the song "Across the Tracks" and the "We Are One" rally

I am proud to take part in tomorrow's Solidarity Day Rally in Waynesburg, PA. My songs have always documented and celebrated the trials and tribulations of the working class from which I came.

After I posted a free download of…

Commonwealth Speaker Journal Entry, Millvale, PA

I discovered one of Pittsburgh's greatest treasures on Sunday, March 20th when I performed Steeltowns, Coalfields, and the Unbroken Circle at St. Nicholas Church in Millvale. Built by Croation steelworkers in the early 20th century, the church burned in…

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Commonwealth Speaker Journal Entry, Washington, PA

Last Saturday I performed my program for the first time from the big stage. I'm very pleased with the way it went over. Though there was no dialogue during the show itself, many came to the table afterwards and expressed…

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Commonwealth Speaker Journal Entry, Fordyce, PA

Last night I performed for the folks at the Warrior Trail Association in Fordyce, PA, Greene County. I can't say enough about the civic minded individuals who keep this organization running. They were incredible hosts, providing a wonderful picnic dinner…

Commonwealth Speaker Journal Entry, McKeesport, PA

What a great show in McKeesport this evening at the McKeesport Heritage Center in Renzi Park, 1862 Arboretum Drive. I met a lot of great folks, many of whom worked at the US National Tube Works, once a huge mill…