After 2 1/2 wonderful years performing at Mastro's Steakhouse, Costa Mesa and at Mastro's Ocean Club, Newport Coast, I have officially ended my tenure there and will begin performing in the Lobby Lounge at the Montage Resort and Spa, Laguna Beach on November 4. I want to thank everyone in the Mastro's organization for their professionalism, class and friendship. I always mention that if it hadn't been for the new Mastro's ownership requesting that I play more piano, the opportunity at the Montage would never have come along. I have had the incredible opportunity to grow as a musician and performer because of Mastro's and I will be forever grateful. Mastro's continues to be an incredible regional brand and I wish them nothing but the greatest success as they move forward. Due to an interesting twist of circumstances, Lisa Lofthouse, the very talented performer formerly at the Montage, will be taking my place at Mastro's Ocean Club, performing there Monday through Thursday each week. She will be moving from one class act to another, as will I. I am eagerly anticipating my new beginning with the Montage and look forward to adding my talents and personality to the world-class atmosphere, service and experience that the Montage offers.

I recently had the opportunity to receive some airplay at a great radio station in Berryville, Arkansas, KTHS FM. My childhood friend, Tim Poynter, is the station manager there and he has really been in my corner the last couple of years. KTHS has played several cuts from my CD, "Ten For The Road" and I truly appreciate it. When Tim asked me for something patriotic for the Berryville 4th of July extravaganza, I decided to send him a wonderful song I wrote with Rick Cowling ( www.rickcowling.com ) a couple of years ago, "Christmas In July". Well, not only did KTHS air the song on the radio, they included it in their fireworks show as a part of the musical background. I even recorded an interview during which I dedicated the song to all the military members and families in the northwest Arkansas/southwest Missouri area. It was an absolute honor to be involved with Tim and the entire crew at KTHS-FM and they treated me with nothing but respect and appreciation. Just an awesome experience. For more info on the radio station, the link is www.kthsradio.com.

As a result of the attention the song has received, I decided to make "Christmas in July" available as a free download from this website, so if you select my Music page, you'll be able to download the song. This will not be an open-ended offer, but due to the nature of the song and its timeliness, I'd like my friends, family and fans to have access to the song for now. Enjoy!