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October 11, 2016

By releasing my new CD, WHY I CHOOSE TO SING THE BLUES, hopefully I will answer the question that's been on a lot of folks' minds...Just why DO I choose to sing the Blues?

When I started out oh so many years ago as a professional musician, my earliest influenc...

October 4, 2016

OK… I know it’s been way too long since my last post. The good news is that it means I’ve been busy. The bad…I’m not letting you in on all that’s been going down. I guess the end of the year is as good a time as any to re-cap all the news, good and bad.

On the...

October 4, 2016

We just received word that TWO of our songs from Born In The Heartland, Gravity and A Place In The Sun, are licensed for use on the one hour series ending episode of the long running NBC hit, The Office! Co-written with Brett Ratner, these blue collar working...

October 4, 2016

Use What U Got to Do What U Can

As we move from the recently celebrated Thanksgiving holiday weekend… and shouldn’t EVERY weekend be a thanksgiving opportunity… we now find ourselves in the mad crush of the Holiday Season! Parties, open houses, dinners, any re...

October 4, 2016

So, it’s been a while since my last post. Crazy summer heat has slowed us all down somewhat… at least here in the MidWest. Time to play outside while we can, enjoy the wealth of activities that are all seemingly crammed into a few short months before we get o...

October 4, 2016

Yeah… I know. I’m not supposed to be political. But it IS a song after all. In fact, I believe Paul McCartney owns that one!

However, I’m compelled to write in the aftermath of the recent historic recall election in my former home state. Governor Scott Walker...

October 4, 2016

Sometime in mid February I came across an ad in the sports section of the Chicago Tribune about a song contest sponsored by WGN radio, the broadcast home of the Chicago Cubs, looking for a new song to promote the Cubs games this baseball season. I thought abo...

October 4, 2016

Been listening to the new Bonnie Raitt record, Slipstream, the last few weeks… a lot! It’s her first new recording in seven years, and it is worth the wait. I’ve been a huge fan of Bonnie’s ever since my old red headed girlfriend turned me on to her in the la...

October 4, 2016

What does it mean to be an American? By calling myself Derrick An American I realize that I am possibly setting myself up for all kinds of interpretations…and misinterpretations. After all, in this world of instant communication and feedback, blogs, youtube a...

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