Here’s another cover that I had the opening acoustic guitar figure and 1st verse to, sitting in Logic, for about 3 years. I always loved this tune since first hearing it in 1989. I thought about singing it with this wonderful group I work with in Austin called TresMusicos (Mitch Watkins, guitar; Chris Maresh, bass; […]


Audio only version I remember the first time I heard this tune, on the radio, in the early 1970s. I think I was around 11 or 12 years old. It haunted me, melodically, sonically, the refrain “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain,” which I couldn’t stop thinking about. I wasn’t even trying to understand […]


I’ve started doing this little stream from my closet — playing tunes, sometimes chatting with friends and fellow musicians, looking for the light shining through the cracks of our weird shelter-in-place world. Find the schedule in the left nav. I’ll post a player right below this paragraph on the day of each episode so you […]


Friends, I’m in a new band debuting June 8 at One2One in Austin. Freedonia is John Fremgen (bass), Eddy Hobizal (keys), Christopher Cross (guitar/vocals), James Fenner (percussion), Justin Vasquez (soprano & alto saxes), Russell Haight (tenor sax), Seth Carper (tenor sax), and moi on drums. Sophisticated original pop with jazz influences. All new tunes from Christopher and Eddy and a […]

I love this band. Check out some live tracking we’re working on at our Thursday residency at The Elephant Room, Austin, TX. This is a Mitch Watkins original that I first played with him back in 1983. It’s been over 25 years since we’ve played it, so we pulled it out again.