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End OF The Year News-Circle 'Round The Sun

Hey Friends and Fans!

I have a lot to look forward to in the next few weeks!

First and foremost, I am so excited to finally release my new record “Circle ‘Round The Sun”! And fittingly, after one full spin around the Sun, I will be celebrating with a release party/New Years Eve hoedown at Steel City in Phoenixville on, well, New Years Eve o’ course! I’ve been making NYE at Steel City a tradition, only this year the band will be performing a large block of material from the new album live on New Years Eve and "Circle 'Round The Sun" will also be available for sale at the show. I really think it’s one of my best. I think you will too. Check out a tune!  "Float Down Stream"


These recent songs explore some strong emotions and honest conversation while the music draws on piano and guitar driven slightly psychedelic folk-rock, blues and even a little gospel. It all began with a 2 week trip to LA with friends Zach Djanikian (Amos Lee), Shane Smith (Los Lobos/Feist) andJesse Honig and finished up with a little help from friends from around the Philly scene including Ross Bellenoit, John Lilley and Rob Hyman of The Hooters as well as Matt Muir and members of my regular working band. It is the culmination of a year’s work and a collaboration of both music and art as I finished it all with some beautiful collage on the cover by Canadian turned Philly gal Alison Dilworth. And…away we go! Hope to see you this New Years Eve or sometime soon!


Mon Dec 31st  9pm   All Ages  Advance Tickets Suggested

WXPN Presents: New Years Celebration and Record Release Show

For "Circle 'Round The Sun"

Steel City Coffeehouse

Phoenixville, PA

Special Guest: John Francis


Please contact WXPN Radio to request songs from “Circle ‘Round The Sun” 215.573.WXPN Locally, or around the world right HERE!  This is the radio station which supports me and so many other independent musicians in the US!


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"Circle 'Round The Sun" in not yet available on iTunes and CD Baby but will be in the very near future! 



IN THE POCKET will be releasing “I Ain’t Searchin” by The American Dream. A great new single, this January 11th  at another big show, also in Phoenixville at The Colonial Theater. Learn more about IN THE POCKET.


Fri Jan 11th  8pm  All Ages  

In The Pocket at The Colonial Theater

Phoenixville. PA


In the world of US RAILSwe have just released a brand new Live DVD/CD package. “US Rails – Live Europe 2012” which was recorded and filmed last Winter in Germany. You can get it, no matter where you live, right here! We are also in the midst of planning an extensive European tour for this spring which will go hand in hand with a brand new US Rails record on Blue Rose in Europe. 


And...coming up soon in January I'll return to The Saint in Asbury!! 

Thu Jan 17   10pm  18to enter/21 to drink  

The Saint (Re-Scheduled)

"Light of Day: First Note" (more about L.O.D.)

Asbury Park, NJ 





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