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


Virginia Checks 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…