Category Archives: Feel Good Music

Your Lucky Umbrella – Song of the Day

Most folks know my family has been through a life changing event of late.  It’s been rough but we are getting through it as best we can.   It happened right after I started posting songs from ‘Getaway Plans’ week before last.  Ironically, this song seems to fit perfectly  with the outpouring of support from all of our family and friends. It’s amazing what folks have said and done, they have truly been our  Lucky Umbrella.

Over the years, I’ve had multiple people tell me that this song has helped them through some tough times which makes me feel like I can make a difference with songwriting (aside from just getting people to shake their booty).  Please pass it along to someone in your life who’s had some tough times.  Maybe we can make a difference together.

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Carolina Trees (song of the day)

It feels like fall outside this morning in Atlanta.  I can’t believe it after the heat we’ve been having.  Although I’m sure by one or two it will be in the mid 90’s again.   But for now, I can breath in and think of fall.

That’s why I decided to post “Carolina Trees”.   To me, since I wrote the original version of this song when I was 17, it has been the ultimate portrait of sitting on top of Table Rock and looking out at the changing leaves below.   This version is from my Carolina Songs album brings the country heat.  Especially once the solos kick in about half way through, then there’s an extended jam at the end with me playing harmonica and guitar harmonies on top of each other.

I may live in Georgia, but my (tree) roots will always be in the NC mountains.

Listen to the whole album here!

What a Beautiful Feeling (song of the day #2)

I’ll post another song for today since I haven’t been around to post many this week.   This is my song of the day from last year on May 7th.  I should have renamed it “What a Beautiful Feeling because it’s Pay Day!”.   Thanks for listening!



Birthday Birthday (song)

I’m heartened by all of today’s B-day wishes.  I appreciate it very much!  Today’s song is what I recorded last year on this day and it rocks pretty good. “Another year older/ another year wiser / another entrée / another appetizer”, pure poetry right?

Thanks again for the shout outs!