Closer to Home now available for pre-order!

I’m happy to announce that you can now pre-order my new album, Closer to Home, at my Bandcamp store! Order now and you’ll get instant download of two tracks, and when the release date arrives on January 12, 2018, you’ll get the entire album. Just like with Big Shoes, if you order the physical CD you…


Closer to Home: New Album Progress Report

Closer to Home is the title of my new album that I’ll release in January, and I’m happy to report that since my post about it last month I’ve made some progress! Mastering is done, and I’m ecstatic with the results Michael Romanowski at Coast Mastering created. It was a joy to attend the mastering session…


New Album on the Way!

It’s been a long time since my last blog post; I’ve been doing other things. One of the things I’ve been doing is recording a new album, and I’m finally ready to pre-pre-announce it! The players are top-notch: Cody Rhodes on drums, Terrence Brewer on guitar, and Ben Torres on tenor sax in addition to…


Robert Kennedy Trio, Live at the BAJABA Showcase!

On October 1, 2016, I had the honor of performing live on KPFA’s BAJABA Showcase with Felicia Bridges and Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs. I had been on the radio before with Afrikahn, but just for an interview and conversation, not for a performance. This time I played my B-3 in KPFA’s beautiful performance / recording studio…


Stream or download tracks from the Big Shoes album release concert!

Free music you can stream or download! Here’s a playlist of selections from the live concert I did at Coast Recorders with my trio to celebrate the release of Big Shoes.


A Past-Due Post: April 16, 2015 KKUP Radio Interview with Afrikahn Dayvs

On April 16, 2015 I had the pleasure of being interviewed on KKUP Radio’s JaZzLine program by Afrikahn Jamal Dayvs, one of the Bay Area’s great public supporters of the Hammond Organ. Of course our main topic was my recent album release Big Shoes. I apologize that the audio is clipped in some spots; I…


The Greatest Feel-Fake in Rock and Roll

This posting might interest non-musicians but it’s written with musician readers in mind, hence the “musician’s corner” category tag. Before you read on, it might be best to listen to this entire song and then come back here. The web and the world are heavily populated with objects, still images, and videos like this one and this one that show us how…


Big Shoes album release concert success!

I’m happy to report the Big Shoes album release concert and celebration at Coast Recorders in San Francisco was a sold-out success. Cody, Mason, and I had a blast being able to hear each other on stage better than ever thanks to the room’s perfect acoustics and the attentive crowd.


You asked: So how’s Big Shoes going?

Friends and fans have been asking how the record release is going for me now that Big Shoes has been out in the wild for a few weeks. The executive summary: It’s going well and the process continues to be a lot of fun. It’s selling on CD Baby, Amazon and BandCamp; one cool thing about BandCamp…


An oldie, linked here for reference (singing at jam sessions)

Here’s a blog post I wrote a few years back giving advice to singers who want to perform at jam sessions. Interest in the post reawoke recently when someone on Facebook raised the topic of discord between singers and instrumentalists, and we all agreed that much of the discord would dissolve with a few simple…