FM by Steely Dan

“FM” by Steely Dan | Cover Song of the Week

When I decided to do a cover version of Steely Dan’s “FM,” also known as “No Static At All,” I only had to tell Kristi that I was covering my … Continue reading “FM” by Steely Dan | Cover Song of the Week

Breaking yacht rock news: Steely Dan announces 2018 tour

The patron band of yacht rock, Steely Dan, will be smooth sailing into a town near you in 2018. Probably. Nearly 40 tour dates were announced Monday, and there was … Continue reading Breaking yacht rock news: Steely Dan announces 2018 tour

Smooth grooves: Your 2018 yacht rock concert calendar

As is the name of my blog, “Yacht Rock & Me,” I am an aficionado, fan and practitioner of all things yacht rock. The least I could do is make … Continue reading Smooth grooves: Your 2018 yacht rock concert calendar

Yacht Rock Original: “Everybody’s Girl”

I’ve loved all-things yacht rock before the genre even had a name. Christopher Cross, Toto, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Hall & Oates: love all of it. And after … Continue reading Yacht Rock Original: “Everybody’s Girl”

Cover & Lyrics: The secret to playing Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne”

Last week, I got to see the legendary Steely Dan although I certainly, remorsefully didn’t ever get to see Walter Becker. I wrote about the gig at the River Spirit … Continue reading Cover & Lyrics: The secret to playing Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne”

Review: Steely Dan’s Tulsa show a party for Walter, total fan delight

On a night when country star Jason Aldean got all the headlines for playing in Tulsa, his first gig since the horrific Las Vegas shooting a week and change earlier, … Continue reading Review: Steely Dan’s Tulsa show a party for Walter, total fan delight

Audition for Tom Petty cover band upstaged by conversation with Old Grey Wolf

I’ve played in my fair share of bands over the years, and at one point I aspired to be the piano man for a popular Dallas-area Tom Petty cover band … Continue reading Audition for Tom Petty cover band upstaged by conversation with Old Grey Wolf