I have enjoyed and writing and playing music for people for most of my life. Recently moving to Jackson Tennessee has given me a different perspective on life which over time (I hope) will reflect in my songs and music. Always interested in what people think of music mine or otherwise.
SWING SHIFT MACHINE OPERATOR is the name of my first CD released in 2006. Why listen? This SSMO offers a eclectic variety of songs. The CD features some fine musicians. Guest appearances from Pam Martinez, blues singer, Chase , singer for Chase and the Dream, Rickard Schmidt, guitar and pedal steel, and Bobby Trujillo, top notch drummer. Each of these artist have a great following.
The collection of songs is at my You Tube channel on a playlist right HERE
I have been sending the song DARK WNTER FOLLIES to a number of freeform radio stations to see if they will share it with their listeners. If you have a freeform station in your area call them and let them know that Johnny Rhino has a new song out and you would love to hear it on their station. If they need a copy they can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The best part of doing this mailing has been hearing all the unique music on freeform stations. You can see a list of freeform radio stations here .
Many people seem to prefer to stream their music. If you one of them, you can stream Johnny Rhino at most streaming sites. I will add the URL of some sites as we go along. for now I have the URL’s for Spotify and Apple Music. One Advantage to streaming is these site have the songs from my first CD SWING SHIFT MACHINE OPERATOR. This CD features guest musicians Rick Schmidt, Bobby Trujillo, Chase (of Chase and the dream) And Pamela Martinez. Check it out!
One day my cousin, a registered nurse, called. She told me that my mothers Alzheimer-Dementia was getting worse. Sherry thought it would be about 90 to 120 days until she passed. I had seen her memory failing and my stepfather recounted how she had been acting out.
This gave me some time to spend with my mom and observe her decline. Alzheimer’s is a very destructive disease that not only works on the brain but the body and self as well.
The song Virginia Checks Out recounts my observation of this sweet, strong woman’s decline. When I play it in public I can see some people listen with special interest and have had several folks tell me they had gone through the same thing. Have a listen…
One day my wife Sue and I were riding in the car and this song came on the radio. We both liked it so I said I would learn it. Sue would come into the practice room when I was learning it and dance around. She heard some of the initial tracks and liked it. Sue died in August 2016 so I dedicate Baby I Need Your Loving to her…