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Blackies and Nacho Mama

Hey there Mexican food lovers.  I thought I’d let you know that my song “Nacho Mama” has just now been released as a single on CD Baby.  For today only, the lunch special is Nacho Mama for only $0.99!

The inspiration for this song came from the cooking magazine, “Bon Appetite”, which had an article titled “One Dish Wonder” and at first I thought that might make a good song title, but then that led me to think, “What ONE menu item do I think about a lot?”. It was then that I realized that that one dish has to be Nachos! I’ve always enjoyed songs about food and eating, so, born from that is this song about a guy falling in love with a brown-eyed beauty at a Mexican restaurant: Nacho Mama.

When I was a teenager and my friends and I had a routine of frequenting a Mexican restaurant back in Fort Wayne, Indiana where I grew up, called “Blackies” and I remember there was a waitress there who was very beautiful and I had a teenage crush on her because I thought she liked me. By the way, Blackies was on Fairfield Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana. According to “Insider Pages” one of the original Blackies restaurants on Calhoun Street is still open, but it is now called La Margarita.  If anyone remembers Blackies, I’d sure love to hear from you!

More info on the song is here in an earlier post.

If you’re not into downloads, Nacho Mama should soon be streaming on various services including Spotify.

As a bonus since you have read this far, here is a copy of Nacho Mama ringtone # 1.


White Christmas

My new version of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is now available on CD Baby, plus various outlets of digital distribution such as iTunes, Amazon, etc. and is streaming on Spotify.  And, it’s best for me if you buy it directly at my music store.  White Christmas is yet another tune that I got inspired to record last December when the music bug hit me hard.  I’ve always loved the version done by The Drifters after I heard a clip of it on Home Alone when Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) realized his family woke up late and rushed off to […] Continue Reading…


New Artwork

Hello everyone,

I will be releasing my next recording this week….my instrumental cover of The Drifters version of White Christmas.  Here’s the cover art!  Check back tomorrow for more.


Ringtones for Trailer Park Santa!

Well, in my spare time I made two YouTube videos of the ringtones for Trailer Park Santa.  If you want the iPhone version go here!

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Trailer Park Santa Ringtone # 2

Another day, another ringtone from Santa!  Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down ringtone lane!  Anyway, here is ringtone number 2!  This is in MP3 format.  The iPhone version is available on my music store page.


Trailer Park Santa Ringtone # 1!

Just when you think you couldn’t ask for anything more from Santa, here he comes with ringtones!  Those Elves are busy little guys.  Here is ringtone number 1!  This is in MP3 format.  The iPhone version is available on my music store page…..

Y’all come back now, ya hear!


Sheet Music for Trailer Park Santa

Sheet music is also available for Trailer Park Santa.  The lead sheet contains the melody and chord progression for the song.  A copy is available for download on the Sheet Music Page.

Thank you for your support!


Video of Trailer Park Santa

My next song in the series of singles that will make up my Christmas album this coming fall was just released: “Trailer Park Santa”. This post is to give you is the Trailer Park Santa video. So….”Merry Christmas!” It’s Christmas in July! Ho, ho, ho.  The songwriting backstory is here.

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Trailer Park Santa’s in the Wild

As of today Trailer Park Santa is now up on Spotify.  See, here’s the Spotify player.   If Spotify’s not your thing here’s a link to Santa.  The backstory is here.


Christmas in July and Trailer Park Santa and Childhood in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Well, it’s “Christmas in July” again and I have completed another holiday-themed song that’s ready to launch, which I have dubbed “Trailer Park Santa”!

Update July 20th:  Here is the link to the Trailer Park Santa video.

The backstory on Trailer Park Santa is after spending time recording music with a sacred theme, e.g. Mary’s Gift and the Hallelujah Chorus, I was ready for something fun. Secondly, Trailer Park Santa was inspired by my real life experience when I was eight years old of living in a trailer park in Fort Wayne, Indiana which was bordered by US Highway 30 on […] Continue Reading…