I recently had the privilege to work with the great El Dorado County Nor. Cal. photographer Craig Koski (http://craig-koski-x7xd.squarespace.com/). He’s magnificent, and has a well rounded approach to composition and photography and a style all of his own. We had fun, and he wound up taking photos of me in my natural environment doing what I do. Of the couple dozen shots he narrowed it down to, I settled on these seven. I’ve been thinking about the number 7 a lot! How it pertains to so many important aspects of life. From the seven chakras to the seven seas to the seven notes in most musical scales to the seven deadly sins to the seven days of the week to the seven classical planets, the seven wonders of the world, and so on. Lastly, the classical guitar my Grandpa Theodore gave me when I was a boy has serial # of 777. As I delve further and further into my own spiritualism, I think deeply on these matters.
Yo Placerville and surrounding areas.. We are playing this Saturday night at our favorite Cozmic Cafe. Put on by Bit Crusher Presents . Starts at 8pm with the fabulous Dylan Punturo, 9pm will be Sacramento instrumental band CFR, and War and Peace to headline at 10pm. Bring your dancing shoes.
War and Peace
Hello! I have two mini ep albums in production and materializing beautifully. Exploring my roots in my little old hometown of Placerville, California has led me to write freely about numerous subjects close to my heart. My own family history, world history, explorations into spiritualism, environmentalism, and current affairs have all surfaced in my new work. And the more I open up as an artist, the more I find I’m surrounded by a wealth of talent, beauty, inspiration, and love.
Above all, is Love. I really feel so much love. So much that I needed to make these mini albums (Drive to the Sun and A Date With Nate) and sing about the many facets of love. In a world that’s in dire need of healing, I hope to always inspire through music and through love. Many of the songs within this body of work are reflections of love and some very special relationships I’ve been able to experience on my path.
My new mini album fuses Soul, Bossa Nova, Latin, Hip Hop, and Americana into my own contemporary sound! And……I have some cool new interpretations/covers of The Beatles, Marvin Gaye, and a few more of some of my favorite predecessors to share!
Please download the two complimentary songs!
Love to you all,
I rolled my ankle early January of this year out on a frosty morning run. Was a real doozy allowing myself to heal for a few months. Happy to say I’m fully recovered and running again well thanks to the support of my band, family, and friends. In fact feeling stronger than ever. This is some footy I found from one of many magnificent gatherings at that studio.