Patronage in the 21st Century

Patronage in the 21st Century

For the past 10 years or so, music industry professionals (not connected to the major labels) have predicted a major change in the distribution of music. iTunes kicked off that change by offering easy to download music. But it was subscription-based music that really sent shockwaves through the industry. Spotify changed everything. This is great […]

12 August 2016

12 August 2016

It took me a surprising three days to recover from GenCon. It was tough keeping up with the kids. So Wednesday, we went to the McWane science center.  There’s something about getting out of the house and away from the familiar that makes it easier to interact when you’re really tired. Kenzie started kindergarten on […]

New Video Show with Facebook Live on Wednesdays

Mondays and Wednesdays are the days that I’m attempting to do new videos. Today, I launched a live performance on Facebook Live. I don’t know yet if it’ll happen every Wednesday, but I want to try. Now the goal is to do a 10-15 minute show featuring song requests from you. Or if I get […]

Free Celtic Geek Compilation. Get Your Copy!

Free Celtic Geek Compilation. Get Your Copy!

Some bands give away 1-3 MP3s to promote their music. I’ve been doing this long enough to realize that just isn’t enough. If you really want to get to know someone’s music, you need a good album to listen to, freely, and on repeat. Then,  you’ll fall in love with it. That’s my philosophy anyway. […]

Awesome Interview from the Writing Dragons Blog

Awesome Interview from the Writing Dragons Blog

Sometime last year, I was interviewed by Jamie Lyn Weigt for her blog Writing Dragons. I finally got to reading the interview. I loved it. It hit on a whole bunch of different things I don’t talk about much, including those related to my upcoming album, Dragons vs. Pirates. It’s called “From Swift to Star […]

Pub Songs Podcast Returns in 2016

Pub Songs Podcast Returns in 2016

I loved the Pub Songs Podcast in much the same way as I love The Celtfather. It was my place to rant on things that were important to me or to share news or some of my music or music that I loved, all in one simple place. As time wore on though, I didn’t have […]

New Logo for The Celtfather Podcast

New Logo for The Celtfather Podcast

Ever since I created The Celtfather podcast, I have been unhappy with the design. I’m just not great with design. Fortunately, I know people who are. Once again, I want to thank James McDaniel II for creating this awesome new graphic for the show. And also a thanks to Gary R. Hook who took the […]

Master of Ceremonies for LibertyCon 2016

I was just invited to be the Master of Ceremonies for LibertyCon in 2016. This convention takes place in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo. In addition to Master of Ceremonies, I suspect I’ll also be performing a couple times during the weekend.

Celtfather Podcast Adds Celtic Music Spotlight

I know. I know. You’re bursting at the seams wondering, “Where is this week’s episode of The Celtfather!? I’m dying to know what’s new!” Or more likely, you’re thinking, “He has a new baby. I guess I’ll wait.” Whatever the case, I want you to know that The Celtfather podcast will be back as usual […]