THANK YOU! 12•21•06: I would like to thank everyone who attended my surprise birthday party. I was stunned, speechless and very surprised! I felt so happy seeing everyone. I had a great time playing, jamming and listening to all the live music. I'm so sorry that not all the musicians got to play. If we only had more time. I will post the photos soon.
CRAVE MUSIC FEST • DEC 1 11-28-06: Come join the fun. Hear songwriters Ross Moffat, Larry Berenguel, Matt Ranallo & Justin Peters. CDs will be on sale.
CRAVE OPEN MIC/JAM 11-27-06: Yes it is back on. I will have photos of the last month's jams shortly. I don't have a copy of FrontPage on this computer so this is the only delay.
RANALLO•PETERS•BERENGUEL TRIO & CD 11-27-06: I'm so sorry for not being able to keep up with updating my website. I've been so busy recording and arranging music with my Matt Ranallo and Justin Peters. We have been busy opening for other groups and recording new songs. We have a combined CD called Comin' Home. Email me if you would like a copy. $10 per CD. We've combined 6 of Matt's songs with 6 of mine then added a 13th song which the three of us collaborated on and it is called Comin' Home. We are working on more original songs but the closest one to completion is Margarita.
CRAVE MUSIC FEST ON OCT 20TH 10•18•06. Due to an unexpected scheduling mixup the Crave Music Fest will be on October 20th instead of the 27th.
OPEN MIC AT CRAVE STARTS AT 8PM 08•31•06. The Wednesday Night Open Mic/Jam now starts at 8:00 pm and ends at 11:00 pm.
GLADY BOALS HARTLEY 08-21-06: I am so glad to have been included to perform for this wonderful fund raising event. I do want to thank all the various organizations, businesses, artists, family and friends who so willingly donated their facilities, time, talents and money.
GOODBYE ORLONDOS 08-16-06: When the owner learned that I wanted to play some Fridays at other venues, he decided to cancel all the future show dates including the Songwriters Open Mic. To all my friends at Orlondos: I hope you understand. This leaves me with more free time to finish my CD!
LAST DANCE WITH HOMEGROWN 7-29-06 07-27-26: Because of schedule conflicts and other priorities, I have reached a mutually acceptable agreement with The Homegrown Band. My farewell performance with them will be this coming Saturday, July 29th at Orlondos Restaurant & Bar, Des Moines, IA. I wish Buz and Dan the best of luck!!!
WITH JUST ONE KISS 05•01•06: Thanks for all the reviews. This is the revised version. I'm seriously considering making an instrumental version of this song. 04•28•06: This is a brand new song that I just wrote on Monday, 04-24-06 while at home "sick". The guitar and vocals were recorded separately but have not been edited so they are "LIVE". Click here to download.
SONGRISE Click here to download the song. 05•12•06: Added a solo acoustic guitar ala flamenco! It is raw and live. Will have a cleaned up version by next week. 05•11•06: Made the main vocal clearer and cleaned up the backup vocals. 05•05•06: I've taken out the chorus/flange effect on the voice as it was too distracting. 04•21•06: I've added some interesting harmonies to the vocals. 04•19•06. Click here to download the song. It is not finished but it has the vocal track and is a full length version. 04•12•06. Click here to download the preliminary music track. I'm going to record the vocal tracks tonight.
SONGWRITER OPEN MIC 09•08•09: For those still wanting to play your original songs, please go to Crave Bar-Grill-Fondue on Wednesday evenings. 04•10•09. Special thanks to Kyle Patten, Kim Patterson, Dave Donato, Julie Myers, Jeremiah Green, Brenda Bohol, Paul Storms, Joe Figueroa, Jeff & Bonnie and all their friends for supporting the Songwriter Open Mic. We had many compliments that everyone enjoyed themselves.
ACOUSTIC JAM ENDS 04•07•06. I've decided to quit hosting the Wednesday Night Acoustic Jam at the Hull. I need my week nights to continue recording my CD and to spend more time with the family. I will to continue to play every Friday & Sunday at Orlondos Restaurant/Bar. FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD - LIMITED TIME ONLY 04•04•06. I want to thank those who have downloaded the full length samples and also those were kind enough to review the songs. Click here to download free full length MP3 songs. Free download will end on April 14, 2006.
ROSSCO CD 04•04•06: Ross Moffat has released his first CD entitled The 1428 Sessions. The cover is designed by Zach Letzring. Yours truly helped record and mix the tracks. Available for only $5. Send me an email to reserve a copy!
BACK TO THE HULL 3•15•06 - My vacation is done. I am back to hosting the Wednesday Night Acoustic Jam & Open Mic at the Hull Avenue Tavern! It will be good to be back where it all began. Click here to download new Hull Poster.
AFTERLIFE - FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD 2-28-06: It is true, I'm working on my CD. Woke up this morning and while trying not to wake up my family, whispered a song into the microphone. Click here to download the much requested song Afterlife.
STEVE & LARRY at ORLONDOS RESTAURANT If you haven't been there, you should! Come to celebrate Fridays! Come early to eat and to get a seat. The place gets a little crowded during the dinner hour. Maybe its the combination of warm weather, completed road construction, excellent food, thirst quenching beverages and smo0O0ooth live music. It won't be long now. Soon we will begin to play outside on the patio.