LOMA (Lincoln Open Mike Acoustic) is monthly, on the 2nd Monday (3rd if holiday, closed Jul & Aug), 7 - 10 pm.  Players sign-up there or pre-register at

Location: Lincoln Library's Tarbell room, 3 Bedford Rd, Lincoln, MA (near 5-corner intersection with Trapelo Rd). Admission is FREE.




Sept 27, 2014 (Sat.)  Winchester –Farmers Market

Join the fun at this Farmers Market from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.  I’ll be swapping sets with Liz Buchanan & Gordon MacFarland from 12:00 till 1:30 pm.  The Market celebrates Ability Awareness Day.  Admission FREE. winchesterfarmersmarket/Facebook

Location: Town Common, bordering Laraway Rd, Church St. and Waterfield Rd., Winchester, MA


Oct 16, 2014 (Thurs.)  Melrose, MA – Sally Frank's Farmers' Market

I’ll play a 2-hour set (4-6 pm) at this colorful, local market:. Market booths and events run from 1-7 pm –come shop and hang out!

Location:  Bowden Park at W. Emerson & Cedar Park in Melrose, MA,  It’s next to the Cedar Park train station (For GPS, use 163 W. Emerson St., Melrose, MA)


Oct 20, 2014 (Mon.)  Lincoln, MA - LOMA

I’ll host the LOMA Open Mike, 7 to 10 pm.  The Wednesdays (Meg Smallidge & Jeff Harris) feature:: facebook/wednesdaysmusic


Nov 10, 2014 (Mon.)  Lincoln, MA - LOMA

I’ll host the LOMA Open Mike, 7 to 10 pm.  The Rafters (Dave Fitzgibbons & Miki Bryan) feature: theraftersband


Nov 18, 2014 (Tues.)  Littleton, MA – Acton Jazz Cafe

I’ll split the feature at Ellen Schmidt’s open mike at the new Acton Jazz Cafe,, which begins at 7:00 pm.  My feature starts around 8:30 pm.  Admission is $5.  Contact to play at the OM

Location:  TBA,


Dec 5, 2014 (Fri.)  Arlington, MA – Kickstand Cafe

Around 7:30 pm, I’ll perform a feature) at the Jam’n Java Open Mic hosted by Mark Sandman.  To play, sign up is from 6 to 6:30  pm..  FREE

Location: . Kickstand Cafe, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (in Arlington Center), phone 781-583-6110.







Last year’s song, Let My People Go, is a humorous recap of the Exodus story told in 3 short minutes.  I’m currently premiering a new song: Put The Guns Away, an appeal for gun control.


The LOMA open mike was video recorded in January and the first half including my opener can be accessed via the link, .  The second half, starting with the wonderful feature by Fiske & Herrera, is accessible via


Two other of my recent songs (“Geneva Waltz” and “Forgiveness”) are accessible via the URL,  at around minute 40.  That’s Kenny Selcer on guitar and Brent Clark on bass backing me.


Hurray, Yellow Rubber Ducks on YouTube, now exceeds 20,000 views.  Jetman, with around 8,000 views, is a homage to Yves Rossy, who flew across the English Channel and more recently over the Grand Canyon using a jet-pack.


You’ll find some fresh “Idioisms” and a fairly new section on “Whimsical Names”  I get new additions from readers.  Here’s your chance to contribute your favorites.