South Bend, IN Media Appearance

“The Hero Song” live at the South Bend Tribune

Tue 04/01/14 South Bend Tribune “The Hero Song” (with dinosaur) on the “Press Play” video series
Sun 04/06/14 South Bend Tribune Sunday print edition photo promoting 4/1 web video

The South Bend Tribune’s “Press Play” series features live music in front of their printing presses. I think this was a good choice for April Fool’s Day.

Valparaiso, IN Media Appearance

Radio! WVLP-LP

Tue 02/04/14 WVLP-LP guest on “Songs From Camp”

I was on “Songs From Camp”  talking to Mickey Camp about “Pirate Ninja Zombie” and the upcoming Front Porch Music concert with Bocca Musica.  You can stream the whole two hours right here:

Chicago, IL Media Appearance

Radio! WXRT Local Anesthetic

Sun 05/12/13 WXRT Local Anesthetic played “Rebecca’s Reindeer-Snowflake Christmas Socks”

If you missed it (or even if you didn’t) you can download the whole show!

Valparaiso, IN Media Appearance

Radio! Stars Over Valpo Broadcast on WVLP-LP

Fri 05/03/13 WVLP-LP Live variety benefit program with infamous accordion breakdown and a capella version of “Eclipsed By Your Behind”

Now on SoundCloud!

This means you can preview, “like”, comment, and/or share my entire debut album or individual tracks from the “Listen” page or the SoundCloud site. If you enjoy it, please help pay off the production cost and make the next album possible by purchasing a CD or download. Thank you!!!


Clue clue clue…

This weekend I finally discovered how different the accordion sounds to the audience than to me. I did test recordings of each of my three Accordions of Gold with room mics (to simulate playing “unplugged”) and clamp-on accordion mics. It turns out the little “travel accordion” has the fullest, most balanced sound, and what appears to me to be a weak right hand doesn’t sound that way from the room at all. It also turned out to need very different placement of the clamp-on mics than I’d been using in order to capture the right hand correctly. Who knew??? Science!


Hey, I’ve Got FanFic!

Just found this 2011 piece on Fictlicious called “The Adventures of Captain Ambivalent.”

Merrillville, IN Media Appearance

Radio! 89.1 FM

Thu 11/29/12 89.1 FM The Lakeshore Tavis Buchan’s “Lakeshore Drive” show 4:40-5:00 with some holiday cheer
Northwest IN Media Appearance

Jerry Davich: Kidnapped dreams? Captain Ambivalent to the rescue

Mon 10/29/12 Post-Tribune Jerry Davich column “Kidnapped dreams? Captain Ambivalent to the rescue”