- Music is my greatest passion, and I'm honored to be able to write about it. I've been an entertainment writer for major daily newspapers (Sacramento Union, Sacramento Bee) and editor-in-chief of a NY-based educational music magazine (MUSIC ALIVE!). Currently, I write about music for Sacramento magazine and other publications, and have been interviewing Austin-based musicians to gather material for a possible book.
New! May 2022: Interview with Roger Smith, keyboardist for Tower of Power, Sacramento magazine
Interview with Paul McCartney, MUSIC ALIVE! magazine (audience: middle and high school students)
McCartney interview - MUSIC ALIVE! magazine
Interview with Burt Bacharach, Sacramento magazine
Burt Bacharach interview - Sacramento magazine
Masters of Rhythm feature, MUSIC ALIVE! magazine (audience: middle and high school students)
Masters of Rhythm feature - MUSIC ALIVE!
Casey Lipka, bassist/vocalist/songwriter, Sacramento magazine
Jimmy Pailer, guitarist, Sacramento magazine
To Broadway and Back: Larry Lunetta, trumpeter, Sacramento magazine
I've had many peak experiences as a music journalist, including interviewing such legends as Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach and Roger Smith (Tower of Power keyboardist), first row. At bottom left is blues singer/pianist Katie Knipp, one of five musicians I interviewed for Sacramento magazine (Sept. 2020 issue) about the challenges of keeping the music going during the COVID-19 lockdown. "Exploring the Blues," featuring two chapters I contributed, is an educational music book for middle- and high-school students. The "Masters of Rhythm" article (MUSIC ALIVE! magazine) pays tribute to some of the greatest rhythm sections in music history.