Author: Tom

Clapton Is Good

As a guitar player who was a teenager in the 80s, when I just started learning the instrument, there are two players that shaped me more than everybody else, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton. Yes, I played along with…

Dio

I don’t feel I have to apologize for having a soft spot for Ronnie James Dio. I saw Dio in 1986 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on the Sacred Haart tour when I was 16. I’m that age where…

Pursuing the Muse

Alrighty, it’s go time. The trailer episode for my new podcast, Pursuing the Muse, has dropped. Pursuing the Muse is a podcast about songwriting. In season one I’ll be interviewing artists from around the country about their craft. We’ll learn…