Come along with me on my musical Savannah journey

Savannah, Georgia--wow! My wife and I knew how fortunate we were when, some four years ago, we moved to the “Hostess City of the South.” We knew Savannah had been home to the legendary musician, Johnny Mercer, perhaps best-known as the lyricist for “Moon River,” performed by Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s, as well as dozens of other well-known tunes or lyrics, including “The Days of Wine and Roses,” “Autumn Leaves,” and, believe it or not, “I’m an Old Cowhand” (From the Rio Grande). Even now, when we take out-of-town friends and international visitors to Bonaventure Cemetery--itself a fascinating place--they always want to see where Johnny Mercer is laid to rest.

Living in Savannah, I find it inspiring and easy to continue to create and work on new songs. Music beckons all over town--from blues and jazz downtown to buskers performing on River Street. Savannah is the proud home of Savannah Live, the Savannah Philharmonic and the Savannah Children’s Choir. The internationally acclaimed American Traditions Vocal Competition—another wonderful, annual tradition of Savannah music—celebrated 25 years of awe-inspiring talent this past February! After moving to Savannah, I co-produced my song “Lately,” along with several other tunes, and am currently working with several folks in Savannah, Macon and Memphis for future projects

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We had lived quite near another famous music town – Macon, Georgia---home to Little Richard, Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers Band and other well-known, talented artists. In Macon, I recorded my first CD, “Hangover Blues,” with local music studio owner and producer Goose Goodrich, and also became reacquainted with the renowned Clarence Carter (“Patches,” “Slip Away,” “Strokin’”), while attending one of his shows. I say reacquainted because, in the late 1980s, I’d had the privilege of helping Clarence with the cover of his fabulous album “Dr. C. C.”. Clarence was most gracious to me, my wife and our friends after his Macon show.

Stay tuned--my Savannah journey continues.

 

Out and About with Doc #15

2016 was a great year in music for me! A real highlight was having my song "Lately (Morning Dove, Mourning Sparrow)" as recorded by the lovely Kim Meeks on this super CD! Thanks Joey!

Out and About with Doc #14

Pam and I enjoyed visiting our British friends in Fort Myers, Florida recently. Paul is a true blues music lover and a great golf buddy. 

Out and About with Doc #13

My wife Pam and I enjoyed a lovely Italian dinner in London with British music producer extraordinaire Charlie Hoskyns and his wife Teresa. I am please that Charlie has agreed to produce my next blues number! Stay tuned!

Out & About with Doc #12

Beautiful Inverness in north Scotland. The River Ness flows from Loch Ness.... but no sightings of the Loch Ness Monster!

Out & About with Doc #11

Edinburgh, Scotland is an incredible city. My second visit during the famous Edinburgh Fringe festival and "Militay Tattoo" (parade).

Out & About with Doc #10

The Scottish Highlands. 

Out & About with Doc #9

Postcards from Scotland, Cheers!

Out & About with Doc #8

Excited to have seen the opening night of the touring production...fabulous! Highly recommended. If you love the film, you will love this show. 

Out & About with Doc #7

I am in England for the summer visiting my wife's family and seeing many friends. I am enjoying playing golf at some of the beautiful golf courses like this one, which has a large lily pond, complete with frogs and goldfish, on this course. 

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