About the song: 'Shelter From The Storm'

 

Artist’s comments: This blues rock single opens with a howling slide guitar that sets the tone, carrying and sustaining the intensity of the lament throughout. With a nod to the storytelling tradition of folk music, the song is about the…

About the song: 'You Don't Know What You Don't Know'

August 2019 

Writing lyrics can be very tedious, but this was one of those rare moments when it was really fun and emerged mostly spontaneously over a simple guitar line. It was like going back to the source, a refreshing…

Artist’s comments: ‘He’s Gone Rogue’

The moment I heard this phrase while watching the national news I knew I had to write this song. The Ken Burns documentary on Country Music and Stephen Colbert’s Late Night monologues provided the fuel and impetus to give it…

About the single: 'Taming the Wolf'

 

About Taming the Wolf

I loved the blues since listening to the 50,000 watt clear channel giant WLAC- Nashville, Tennessee. WLAC would announce itself as "the nighttime station for half the nation" and woke me up to what was about…

The Unbroken Circle-The Day Goshen College Got the Blues

 

 

  Steve Martin reflects: Fred Hostetler – Blues Tribute and Heart Radio CD release, October 6, 2017

In some ways we opened Ignition Music in the wrong era, a record store that also doubles as a venue and radio station. It…

A Night to Remember at BB King's

 

B.B. King's Blues Club - City Walk Universal City, Hollywood, CA (around 1995)

 This is a premier venue for live music and at the time it was doing well. Blue By Nature was given one day a month. The band…