I wrote this song to recognize the folks who are out front serving up the drinks and food while I entertain. This video is a compilation of the venues I've played over the last year.
I recorded this song in my home studio. I wrote this while driving from NE Ohio to Columbus and back. Gone are the days of having to have a notebook and a pencil. I can just speak ideas into my phone!
This song started with the title. I just thought the phrase Make Right With . . . had the makings for an interesting song. I started writing this in December of 2022. I loved the line 'on this silent night this holy of nights'. That pretty much dictated that this song would have to be related to Christmas.
I was able to create a clever twist in this song but it requires some active listening to understand the story. Assembling these lyrics was like solving an algebra problem!
Here's a song I wrote for my daughter to sing with our band Post Road. Recorded at Spider Studio. This one rocks out!
I'm very proud of this song. This song practically wrote itself. The audio and video were both produced by Ben Schigel at Spider Studios in Olmstead Falls, OH.
This song started life in the early 2000s as 'Long Roads'. I made lots of modifications to the lyrics to be more relatable to Post Road's style. The audio and video were both produced by Ben Schigel at Spider Studios in Olmstead Falls, OH.
I wrote this song to help strengthen the recognition of my band Post Road. My daughter and I drove around in her Jeep to record video of various places Twinsburg, OH.
This song title and concept came from my friend Scottie MacWhinnie. I thought his play on the call & response slogan of The Ohio State University was very clever.
Here's a song that addresses the question of how does one know that they've hit rock bottom. I love the simplicity of the music and lyric.
I can't speak a lick of Spanish but I felt like a pro after I found a way to rhyme a Spanish phrase into this song and then translate that very same line into English in a later section of the song.
That's My Road was born in my basement office while waiting for a conference call to get started. I picked up my guitar and fingerpicked a simple C chord. The pattern I picked out led me to a series of chords that became the acoustic intro to the song.
Don't Tell Me was the first song I wrote that Post Road decided to play live and eventually record. I wrote this song after the band had formed. I wanted to create a song that could serve as an anthem for the band.
She's Gone was written in the early 2000's when I started performing at coffee shops. The lyrics are pretty much exactly as they were written back then. The energy level is very different with the addition of a full band.
I wrote this song around 2013. I borrowed the concept from a comedy song I remember being played on the radio back in 1975 called Mr. Jaws - 1975 by Dickie Goodman. Goodman sampled actual music. I instead used the hooks and titles of songs to create my own song.
My daughter Sarah started the verses of this song by jotting down some breakup lines. This is one of my favorite songs to date. I love the line "I'm the reason your daddy said be be careful son". I thought the use of opposites throughout the song was clever. The whisper is magic!