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Attempting Musical "Plein-Air"

I have a painter friend named John David Wissler.  He paints the sky.  Beautiful skies that change and flow just like the real thing.  Rather than imagining the skies he paints, he goes out into the world with his canvas…

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New Video Release: Rise Up Awaken!

As has been mentioned a zillion times by everybody since the pandemic hit, the slower lifestyle/cancelled gig calendar caused by Covid has made it easier to find time to do some this things we always talked abut doing but never…

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Almost A Sucker- My Halloween Wedding Scam

The first bad sign was that the wedding was on Halloween.  But on other hand, I thought something like that could turn out to be pretty cool.  I love Halloween! 

It started with an unknown guy texting me, looking for…

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Thank You Vinyl Groov! It's Been A Great Ride

I walked into a stranger's garage in the fall of 2011, to rehearse with a band for an upcoming, "once-and-done" gig at the Whitaker Center in nearby Harrisburg.  It was just going to be that one rehearsal and that…

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Remembering Kenny Peterson

Toddy Waddy!  Not a nickname I would have picked for myself, but that's how Kenny greeted me every time I came into rehearsal, usually followed by a hug or fist bump.  He said it with such joy and warmth that…

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Gary Miller- Reflections On A Great Man

Everybody has energy that washes all over us every time we’re around them.  We can’t help it.  Some people bring us up, others bring us down- whether we’re doing it consciously or not.  Gary Miller was one of those people…

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Get To Lancaster Roots & Blues This Weekend

Get to Roots & Blues this weekend!  I won't waste my time trying to think of a more creative way to say it- just go!  If you've been absent over the past several years and don't know, Lancaster Roots &amp…

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All The Way To Lancaster For Roots & Blues

All the way to Lancaster? What?! When I first moved to Lititz from Lancaster about 18 years ago I was surprised to hear that phrase over and over again.  All the way to Lancaster? What does that mean? 

People seemed…

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Coach Me Up, I'm A Rookie

This past year was my rookie season in the “record sales” department. The Cat’s Pajamas Old School Jazz Band released an album over the summer, and the Fulginiti Family Band released a holiday single for charity. Both were fun and…

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Family Band Releases Holiday Single For Charity

Aren't there enough versions of Jingle Bells already?  We don't think so!  The Fulginiti Family Band is proud to announce the release of our first annual holiday single- Jingle Bells.  This year, all proceeds are going to Music For Everyone…

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Gig Obituary: Rockvale Outlets Holiday Music

George W. Bush was president, Andy Reid & Donavan McNabb were Philly’s inseparable couple, and My Love was Justin Timberlake’s current hit.  It was December 2006, and I was playing a simple brass duo gig, strolling the outlets at Rockvale…

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Zeit Fur Oktoberfest!!

As a kid growing up in Lancaster, we lived a block or two away from what was known as “Cabbage Hill”.  There was a large population of German-Americans on that hilly section of town, including my mom's extended family.  My…

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Here Come The Brides, There Goes The Time

Last week I played the longest bridal procession of my career.  About 4 solid minutes with about 50 “brides” coming down the aisle.  It was a Thursday morning “gig” at 7:30am in an elementary school cafeteria.  If this sounds like…

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Lancaster Roots & Blues Highlights

As expected, last weekend's Lancaster Roots & Blues music festival was seriously fun, a great learning experience, and also a bit exhausting.  After letting everything sink in, surviving the ensuing work week and power-sleeping half of my Saturday away, here…

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Roots & Blues Info For Next Weekend

Lancaster Roots & Blues is, in my opinion, the best weekend of the year for music fans in the southeastern Pennsylvania region.  It happens next week, March 9-11 and if you haven't attended before, this would be a great year…

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Lessons From A Funeral

Today I had the honor of playing at the funeral of a great man.  I never met him.  Wasn't aware of his accomplishments.  Didn't know any of his stories.  Not until his service and wake did I know anything about…

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New Website!

Finally, my new website is up and running!  It's not completed or perfect yet, but for the first time in several months, I've been able to do normal things like updating my performance calendar.  Yeah, I know- real exciting.  But…

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