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Governor's Performnace - June 23, 2013

Last Wednesday I had the honor and thrill of performing for the Governor and Council.  I did three of the New Hampshire songs and receiived a standing ovation fron Governor Maggie Hassan and all in attendance!  

NH Chronicle 6/6/13 at 7pm - May 31, 2013

The NH music will be featured on Channel 9 Chronicle, WMUR on Thursday June 6 at 7pm.  I'm wicked excited and hope you can watch it!

NH Chronicle filming - May 30, 2013

I had a full day last Tuesday fiming a segment for NH Chronicle.  Can't wait to see it on TV!!  I'll let you know when it is going to air soon.

Spring Skiing - May 5, 2013

The Spring Skiing on mt. Washington has been fantastic!  get yourself up there before it's gone! 

Radio spot - March 14, 2013

Hey I'll be live on the radio, WNHN FM 94.7 Concord on Thursday March 21st from 9 - 10pm.  The name of the show is "Granite State of Mind with Rob & Dave"!

NH Magazine Review - February 5, 2013

The "Welcome Home New Hampshire" album just got a great review in New Hampshire Magazine.  Check it out in the "Review" page of my website!

Front Page "Concord Monitor" - December 20, 2012

There is a great article about the "Welcome Home New Hampshire" album in the Concord Monitor today!  Yeah!!

Thanks - October 6, 2012

I want to give a very big "thank you" to everyone who came out to my "Welcome Home new Hampsire" CD release concert.  I can't express how great it feels to have all your support!!!  Don

CDs are here! - August 16, 2012

Yes the "Welcome Home New Hampshire" CDs have arrived!!  You can listen to samples and purchase CDs right here on my website!  Please leave a comment in the guestbook.

This week! - August 12, 2012

The welcome Home New Hampshire CDs should arrive this week.  I'm super excited to finally have them!  I'll get ordering info up on the web site soon.


Final Mixing - July 3, 2012

Well we've had some computer problems in the recording studio that have put us behind schedule.  We are in the final mixing stages of the project and do hope to have the album all mixed and off for duplication by the end of July.  Should have it back ready for you by mid August!

Lead guitar and mixing - June 2, 2012

Hi everyone,

The New Hanpshire album project is coming along.  Only thing left to do is record the lead guitar and mix it all together.  Then off for CD duplication!  Hope to have in my hands by July!

Coming together - April 22, 2012

Hi everyone,

After a great photo shoot with Leslie Cyr of "Cyrious photography",  the graphics design team/students at Plymouth State University are working on the CD artwork and text layout.  The samples have been fantastic and I'm looking forward to the finished design.  We are finished recording bass guitar, mandolin and fiddle with wonderfull performances from Paul Luff and Tom Yoder.  We'll be recording banjo and piano soon with hopes to begin mixing it all together first week of May.

I'm very excited about how the album is sounding and coming together!!


Percussion Done, Now Bass! - March 31, 2012

I'm very excited to have the drum and percussion tracking done for the "Welcome Home NH" album. Thanks to the "Two Mikes" for thier creativity and performance skills. We'll start recording the bass guitar soon. Still on schedule to have the album done by end of May.
Happy Spring!

Now Percussion - March 1, 2012

Thought I'd give a quick update on the "Welcome Home NH" album. All of my guitar and vocal tracks have been recorded as well as the female vocal tracks on two songs. Thanks Amy for some great singing! Started recording the percussion and drums last week. MIke's got some good ideas for percussion grooves and the songs are coming together great.

Snow? - January 6, 2012

Hey where's the snow. I love backcountry skiing so I'm waiting for our first good storm. I have most the acoustic guitar tracks recorded for the Welcome Home NH album and will be doing the vocals soon.
Take care,

Great Bicentenial Concert - June 5, 2011

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Gilford Bicentennial "Kick Off" concert and dinner. It was great performing my NH songs for you and thanks for all the pre-orders of my upcoming album.

Demo Songs Up - April 7, 2011

Hey everyone,

I've got a couple of demos on the website.  If you've got a minute, give a listen.

Also have a nice article in the Gilford Steamer today.

songs written - February 21, 2011

Well Steve Redic and I have finished writing the songs for the "Welcome Home NH" album. Now I'll be trying to find a sponsor and or make a record deal. I'm very excited about these new songs!

demo recording - December 10, 2010

Hi everyone,
Just finished a demo recording of the first 4 songs for my "Welcome Home NH" album coming out this Spring. I'm only hitting a few open mics now and then till the album is finished.
Take care,

writing - November 8, 2010

I know I haven't been playing out much lately. I have been busy writng songs for a new album I hope to have out by May.
I should be showcasing some of the new songs at open mics and such after Newyears. Hope you are all well. Have a great Thanksgiving.

sliding door - August 16, 2010

My thumb got crushed in a sliding van door today. I'm okay but won't be playing guitar for a week or so. It'll give me a chance to do some songwriting! Thanks to everyone who came out to The Barnstead bandstand show. Hope you enjoyed it as much as the band and I did.

Spring Choices - April 25, 2010

This is a tough time of year for making decisions. Canoeing, hiking, or skiing on Mt Washington? Like I said, tough choices!

Summer concerts - February 22, 2010

I've been booking some summer concerts and am on the hunt for a new guitar! - February 5, 2010

My good friend Franz Haase just opened his new music store in downtown Wolfeboro, NH. Visit him and his store in person or online at
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