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Monthly Archives: April 2019



Let’s be honest: some people sing better than others. And some people sing better than pretty much anyone. And one of those people is Alysha Umphress. I’ve been waiting for the chance to sing with Alysha for years now, and we finally found a night when she could come to SubCulture and get her groove on with my boys. Three minutes into the sound check, every single musician looked at me and said the same thing, “Her pitch!” I don’t think I’ve ever worked with a singer who lands that squarely in the center of the pitch every time, andRead More »

SETLIST: KENNEDY CENTER, WASHINGTON DC (American College Theatre Festival), 4/18/19


2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the American College Theater Festival, and I was honored to be asked to be the keynote entertainer at the Kennedy Center (in the same theater where I conducted the tour of The Bridges of Madison County). I knew I needed to bring along some major firepower for an event like this, so I asked my glorious Tony Award-winning friend Lindsay Mendez if she would come and sing some songs with me and the band. There is no performer in the world who communicates more directly and generously than Lindsay, and she can sing literallyRead More »



There is truly nothing more thrilling more me than stepping on to the stage of a historic theater and getting to add my own music to all the glorious sounds that preceded me. As I’ve now done for the past several years, I got to spend spring break in London, working with some incredible musicians and singers, and this time I was honored to present my show at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, a magical building that’s been hosting legends of the British theatre world since 1821. Any trip to London is an opportunity to sing with the sensational Rachel Tucker,Read More »