In The Basement

Welcome to my Blog page, “In The Basement,” named after a duet sung by two of my favorite singers, Etta James and Sugar Pie Desanto. Thanks for coming downstairs to hear my thoughts on some great music.

The Philadelphia Recording Sessions

These are the production-liner notes for the songs I chose to sing in this session, recorded November 30th - December 1st, 2018, at Bill Jolly Studios, Philadelphia, PA         Jazz & Blues Guitar by: Gab Guma     Saxophone by: Jay...

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Why Amy?

As some of you may or may not know, I was casually singing an Amy Winehouse song in the car one day with a co-worker when she turned to me and said, “Hey, you’re pretty good. You should meet a friend of mine who is looking to put together a band.” Since that moment 4...

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Davi & The Mississippi Fuzz

“I was super excited when I was given the opportunity to play Harbor Market on Halloween, because, my family lives in Mississippi.  I attended my cousin’s wedding there 5 years ago and just fell in love with the area and I’ve come back every year since. When I...

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When Etta James Had Her Way With Me

JANUARY 23, 2012   The year was 1984. My wife Catherine and I were living in Lancaster, CA, a small, blazingly hot town on the western edge of the Mojave Desert, where she and I had moved to help care for her sick mother. Here’s pretty much exactly how I will...

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