Other Projects Worth My Time and Energy

The Aamazing Rakes

Clean pickin' and tight harmonies. Songs from swing, rock, folk, to blues. The acoustic joy behind Rake's music is a journey across years and genres, stretching the boundaries of acoustic music - it's AAmazing!


I spent nine years playing with Grassahol, in Columbus, Ohio, playing acoustic American roots music including bluegrass, blues, Americana and folk. Loved the harmonies of voices, instruments and personalities.

Greater Columbus Arts Council

The Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. The Arts Council funds artists and organizations in the Columbus area. Look for our listing in the GCAC Artists Database.

Swing Therapy

Swing Therapy brings musical entertainment to residents of assisted living communities. Music from the 1930s and 1940s--the swing era--communicated with feeling–these great songs of the Great American Songbook.

Brooks Brothers

American Jazz music from the swing era and classics from the decades that followed. Scott and Ray Brooks are The Brooks Brothers (duo, trio or quartet) combines singing and jazz stylings to create a show to remember.

Bethlehem on Broad Street

On Christmas Day, the volunteers at Bethlehem on Broad Street feed up to 1,000 needy folks at the First Congregationalist Church, downtown Columbus. I have the pleasure of producing the music program in the dinning room each year.

Ohio Arts Council

Ever wonder how the State of Ohio funds the arts? It is done through programs such as Arts Access, where I've served as a panelist, reviewing grant applications and recommending arts funding for the many, many outstanding arts projects of merit throughout the state.