Hula-Harp

Hula-Harp

This is part of my “Rock Harp Diaries” Blog series while touring with legendary guitarist Steve Vai from August 2012 – Dec. 17.  I’ll be home Dec. 18th – please join me for my Homecoming Solstice Show in the Boston Area on Fri. Dec. 21st!...
When we’re not on stage…

When we’re not on stage…

  In the last week I’ve been in Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Norway – a different city each day.  I’m on tour with the rock band of guitar legend Steve Vai, and we perform nearly every night in a different city, often a different country. When we get home in 3...
This Morning in Athens

This Morning in Athens

  Last night we played Athens and today flew to Zagreb. I woke up a couple hours before we had to leave for the airport this morning and figured I had 45 minutes to an hour for some exercise, so I stopped at the front desk of the hotel and asked which was the...
Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

My favorite radio show is “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.” I save the episodes and listen to them when I’m packing, one of my least favorite jobs of being a touring musician. To my mind, you’ve really made when you’re on the “Not My Job” segment. Wait, wait … I should...
Helsinki: Build Whispering Pancakes

Helsinki: Build Whispering Pancakes

I’m sitting on the pavement in an empty courtyard where the tour-busses are parked. I’m outside the bus because I can’t think inside with all the conversations. “The Circus” is the name of the club where we played tonight in Helsinki, Oct. 23rd, 2012. I’m...
From Home to Helsinki

From Home to Helsinki

Sat. Oct. 20 and Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 Five days at home was glorious but brief.  This is what it looked like in the evening, honest: My greatest achievement during the break, aside from repacking and submitting my absentee ballot for the Nov. 6 election, was a date with...
Home is …

Home is …

I’ve been on tour with a rock band for the last two months, watching the legendary Steve Vai every night from my spot (behind him and eight feet to his left) – and sharing the stage with four other stellar musicians: Philip Bynoe -bass, Dave Weiner – guitar, ...
A Marvel of Sheep

A Marvel of Sheep

I don’t know where we are – somewhere between Denver and Boise —  but I just woke up early (10:30 AM – it’s early, on a tour-bus), opened the bus curtains and saw … sheep. Sheep running by the side of a two-lane road, with cowboys on horses and herding-dogs. my...

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