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Hi, web denizens, and welcome to my new online digs!
I’m a songwriter-performer-sax player (rock star?) who lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Feel free to:
read the latest newssee where I’m playing nextdownload some MP3ssign up for my e-mail list, buy stuff (CDs, t-shirts…), and generally make yourself at home.
(I’m also the guy who wrote das doofe Fischlied).

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    Songs in Blogs…

    My father (72-year-old Mennonite counselor/pastor) has an online blog, which he is rightly proud of (in a very humble Mennonite sort of way!) He’s a good writer—I was always grateful of that as a kid, because I listened to hundreds of [...]

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    Happy New Year (bandcamp.com)

    I hope you had a great Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/etc., and may your New Year bring much loveliness! The ever-terrific Mike Budai was kind enough to create this Epiphany card image for me.
    In other news, check out my new CD on BandCamp.com [...]

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    AcousticLive CD Review…

    Richard Cuccaro was kind enough to do a review of “Excellent Trouble” in the Dec. (2010) issue ofAcoustic Live!. That issue will eventually be posted online as a PDF; here’s the text of the review in the meantime:
    Brad Yoder – E [...]

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    Excellent Press for “Excellent Trouble”…

    Thanks to everyone who came out for the CD release on Sat., 11/20—it was a great night, with tasty food/drink (Commonplace coffee, East End root beer, Franktuary food…), and even tastier music (from Pearl & the Beard, Judith A [...]

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    CD Release Party — Sat., Nov. 20

    The official CD release event for Excellent Trouble will be Sat., Nov. 20, 7:30pm, at the Church of the Redeemer in Squirrel Hill (5700 Forbes Ave.) This is the same church where we recorded strings for Again, How it Ends, Keep it to [...]

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    The New CD is Here!..

    After 3.5+ years of work, Excellent Trouble is finally out, and I couldn’t be more excited about how it sounds, and looks. (check out Seth Clark’s terrific original art here.)
    The packaging features a 6-panel (3 “squares”) matte [...]

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    The Next CD: Done With Mastering, Now the Art…

    This next CD has been mixed, by Lurch, and has now been mastered by Toronto’s Fedge (Jeff Elliott). After 3 rounds of minor tweaks and changes, a final version of the music should be done shortly.
    Here are the songs featured, in the or [...]

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    End of 2009 — Feeling Grateful…

    hi, friends—happy holidays, all!
    When I run into folks, I’m often asked “how’s the music going?” This is a question I’m never quite sure how to answer. My inner cynic/cranky old man likes to complain, if I let him (“I’m so b [...]

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    Full Band show this Friday, w/Putnam Smith!

    Once again, I’m activating my “undercover” rock band, consisting of Ryan Socrates on drums, Jason Rafalak on bass, and Corey
    Congilio on electric guitar, for a show. We’re playing this Friday, Dec. 11th, at 8pm at Yoga Matrika [...]

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    Apple Fest Pix!

    I got to play the 2009, 4th Annual Apple Festival, including 2 of me & Ryan Socrates (on percussion) playing music there at the Union Project (on Sat., Oct. 24, 2009). The pictures were taken by Larry Rippel.
    Needless to say, the Appl [...]