Orange Colored Sky

Classic Nat King Cole song from 1950. Performed at Westgate. July 2016.

Dream On

Huge hit for Aerosmith in 1973 written by Stephen Tyler rearranged here by Scott Brooks for a somewhat jazzier dream.

Nice 'n' Easy

From the 1960 Grammy Album of the Year by Frank Sinatra. I'm playing it here, but I don't typically play my acoustic mandolin in performances.

Hit the Road Jack

Here's Ray Charles' classic hit from 1960. Always a favorite. Too bad you can't see the small child, just offscreen, dancin' in the street. He was pretty cute.

The Man in Me

A Bob Dylan song from The Big Lebowsky sound track (1990). Originally relased on the New Morning album in 1970.


A 1934 song by Irving Mills who's credited with discovering Duke Ellington and collaborated with Duke on many of his popular songs.

Nior du Jour

An original song performed at a private party at the Old Horseshoe Inn in Johnstown, Ohio.

Route 66 with party guests

I always carry an extra mic to private parties in hopes that a guest will want to sing along. It's fun for everyone when this happens as it was when these two beautiful sisters joined in.