Sure Empty Now

Song from my latest album The Last Tall Tree

Working on a Building

This is a great version of the classic Bill Monroe tune. It comes from Steve Hanson’s solo CD–Songs from the Fire. I co-produced this CD with Steve and you can hear the Lightning Bugs singing background vocals. For more info about Steve’s music and to order copies of his solo CDs, go to his website:

This Land is Our Land

Here is a new version of the classic Woody Guthrie song with lyrics I wrote regarding our fight to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. This was recorded at the Bold Nebraska Solar barn near Benedict, Ne. This barn was built by volunteers in the projected path of the pipeline. It is completely powered by solar and wind sources. This song features the Toasted Ponies and will be part of a special compilation CD/DVD featuring many of the midwest’s finest musicians. Proceeds from CD/DVD sales will go to support BoldNebraska. For more info visit:

Till Then

The Lightning Bugs do this classic Mills Brothers tune. This song was voted the Mills Bros. most popular recording by the members of the Society for the Preservation of the Mills Brother’s Music.

Simple Man

Here is an acoustic version of the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic from Steve Hanson’s new CD—FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I co-produced the CD and this track features the Lightning Bugs along with fiddler Sam Packard. For more information go to:

My Time Here on This Earth

A newer song that I recorded with Steve Hanson. I hope to get it out there someday down the road.

Purple Rain

Here is The Tidball-Barger Band (Randy Barger, Tim Tidball, Terry Keefe & Me) doing an acoustic version of the classic hit by Prince.

Lonely at the Bottom

The Tidball-Barger Band doing a great song written by Mike and Jan Dowling. Mike is a wonderful finger style guitar player who played a house concert at our house some years ago.

St. Anne’s Reel

A wonderful fiddle tune from Terry Keefe’s solo CD–Celtic Awakening. I played bass on this cut. For more info. about Terry’s music and to order copies of his solo CDs, go to his website:

I’ll Go Too

There are a lot of goodbye songs–probably because goodbye is certainly one of the most inescapable aspects to this little puzzle we call life. So here’s one more goodbye tune to add to the book.

Deep Elem Blues

The Toasted Ponies put a new spin on a great old song telling of the perils found on the deep end of an infamous street in Dallas, Texas.