turning stone jazz trio

Live Jazz At Turning Stone: A Melodic Experience

Nestled within the opulent ambiance of Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY, the TS Steakhouse serves not only exquisite dishes but also hosts an array of live jazz evenings that are a treat for both the palate and the soul. As a musician, I’ve had the delightful opportunity to perform at this prestigious venue […]

The Way Band at Owasco Country Club wedding

Owasco Country Club Wedding with The Way Band

My band The Way and I recently provided live music at a wedding at Owasco Country Club in Auburn, NY and it was such a blast!  Nestled on the picturesque shores of Owasco Lake, the Owasco Country Club provided the perfect backdrop for a wedding that will long be remembered—not just for its scenic beauty […]

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A Fraternity Party to Remember in Geneva

On the momentous day of April 8th, 2024, as the world turned its eyes towards the skies to witness a rare solar eclipse, I found myself gearing up for a unique performance at Hobart College in Geneva, NY. Nestled just an hour away from my hometown of Ithaca, Geneva was the perfect spot for such […]

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Film-Inspired Wedding Music: Crafting a Timeless and Nostalgic Soundtrack

When it comes to weddings, music plays an indispensable role in setting the tone for the day and creating lasting memories. Drawing inspiration from the cinematic world for your wedding playlist can add a layer of nostalgia and timelessness that elevates the emotional impact of your celebration. Movies, after all, have a way of touching […]

Solitude Farmz: A Journey into History, Sustainability, and Serenity

Nestled in the picturesque southern Finger Lakes, just outside Oxford, NY, lies Solitude Farmz—a sanctuary where the past and present merge to create a tranquil haven.  I recently visited this 125-acre retreat and was given a tour by its enthusiastic steward, Taylor Zimmer, whom I had met while doing a one man band performance on […]

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Rooftop Sunset Sessions: Elevating Evenings with Live Music

Imagine standing atop a cityscape as the sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky with hues of orange, pink, and purple. Now, add the enchanting sound of a guitar, the melody intertwining with the evening breeze. This is the essence of Rooftop Sunset Sessions—a concept that transforms ordinary rooftops into extraordinary venues for unforgettable evenings. […]

wedding couple at Silo Retreat

Reimagining Traditions: The Transformation of The Silo Restaurant into The Silo Retreat

The transformation of the former Silo Restaurant into The Silo Retreat in Greene, NY, is a testament to the vision of John and Judy Hinman.  I met them while playing live music at the Wedding Expo 2024 in Norwich, NY. The couple’s dedication to creating a serene haven that marries the essence of the site’s […]

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Reflections on “Translation” by Rick Rubin: A Personal Journey in Creativity and Music

Rick Rubin’s chapter “Translation” from his book “The Creative Act: A Way of Being” offers profound insights into the essence of artistry and the creative process. As I reflect on Rubin’s wisdom, I find a deep connection between his thoughts and my approach to performing at events, parties, and weddings. Art as Decoding Rubin begins […]

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The Art of Live Music in the Digital Age: A Personal Approach

In an era where technology profoundly influences how we create and experience music, the debate between utilizing technological aids like backing tracks and loop stations versus the raw, unfiltered beauty of live performance has never been more relevant. As a musician who prides themselves on delivering emotionally charged performances for weddings, parties, and events, I […]

Goforth Event Planning: Crafting Your Dream Wedding

In the realm of unforgettable events, the melody of meticulous planning harmonizes with the rhythm of exceptional music. This realization dawned anew upon meeting Meghan Goforth, the driving force behind Goforth Event Planning, at the Upstate Wedding Expo. Her vision not only resonates with my philosophy of enhancing events with live music but also underscores […]