Help!!!!

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That was the text I saw on the way to the airport heading out for a concert tour… It was my dear friend Paul Peterson whom I had the amazing experience of hanging out with recently playing a charity event in Minneapolis and capping it off with a day at the Minneapolis Media Institute that…

The Falls Lounge

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It must have been around 1968 or so… I would go up just about every day to my best friend Danny’s house.  Danny played piano and his mother taught it.  I loved being around the music.  I would hear a student taking a lesson with Danny’s mother Eve and I wished it was me. Actually,…

 

How I got into the band Chicago

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It almost seems like yesterday… I guess that’s what happens when an event is so profound it can almost seem suspended in time. I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on this incredible event in my life, that has consequently created many more incredible events… I’ve been archiving a LOT over the last several years and…

Shotgun Tom Kelly

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I’ve been taking an extremely long walk down memory lane lately… some people always say they don’t look back… they don’t get nostalgic… makes them melancholy. That’s not the type of looking back I’m talking about… the more I study personal development the more I keep hearing how important it is to pause……….. and reflect.…

Make My Day

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So I woke up this morning to get ready to go home after a very long year of touring. Let me tell you a few things I did to prepare… one, I had the flight booked for around noon and that would still give me just about 6 hours total of sleep.  We played a…

Winding Down 2014 Tour

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Hello friends… I’m writing this as I look toward the last official show of the 2014 Chicago touring season. Panama City, FL and I can finally start feeling Fall… I love this time of the year… you can feel the change in the air.  Humans don’t take to change that easily but think about it……

Hello Yellow Brick Road

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My mother had an 8 track deck, (no, not 8 discreet channels we all ended up using in the 80’s to record new songs… the old school ones that had ONE cartridge… click here for a link to see what they looked like…), and it was probably around 1972 when I heard Elton John for…

Our 2014 Summer Tour with REO

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Ok, I’ve said it a million times before… I never planned… and I can’t say I wasn’t a believer… I really didn’t think that much about it… but if asked, I’d probably have told you my opinion… all of that hocus pocus stuff of *thinking* about what you want… and it’ll happen… (Law of attraction,…

Joe Sample

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I’m writing this on September 13, 2014. After I got done with my concert last night I got on the bus and Wally Reyes said, “Joe Sample died”.  I saw in Wally’s face how deeply hurt he was.  He worked a lot with Joe.  So did Lou… so our bus had a very somber tone…

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