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Announcing New CD - What You Hold Near! 

I am pleased to announce the official release of my third full-length CD, a work which I am calling “What You Hold Near.” You can get it right now at my Bandcamp page, and you can purchase or stream it from iTunes/Apple MusicSpotify and Amazon. There are YouTube promotional videos for three of the songs herehere and here

So…let’s face it -- we are living through unsettling times. And even though these songs were written and recorded over the past two years, I think they resonate with what is happening today in the world. I chose to call the album What You Hold Near because at the core of things, we draw strength from our families, friends and those people and things we choose to hold nearest to our hearts. 

In difficult times, music has always powered me through. I hope it is not too presumptuous to suggest that these songs can offer opportunities to escape, reflect or to just rock out to. 

Thanks to my bandmates David Kendall and Mike Budd, who brought these songs to life. Thanks to those who I hold near, especially my beautiful wife and children. May we all emerge on the other side stronger and wiser. 

As always, thank you for your support. Stay safe!

New Song from Forthcoming Album - Forgotten Be Found 

This week I posted the video for the lead song from my next CD. The song, called Forgotten Be Found, was written last year in reaction to things going on in the U.S. (and frankly the rest of the world too). The media echo chamber; the notion of being forgotten and then having a chance to undo that through action; the choices we make every day to lean into what we care about most. The CD embodies all of this and I am excited to unveil it soon. In the meantime, enjoy the below. So far I've been getting good feedback. Thanks!

New EP Announced + April 19 Release Gig! 

I am happy to announce a brand new EP of original material, set for release next Thursday, April 11! The three songs on this release have been in my live sets for the last couple of years, and I felt that they needed their own spotlight, as Mike Budd (bass) and David Kendall (drums) bring them to new heights as usual. I have a boatload of material for the next full length CD, and I decided I didn't want these 'older' songs to sit alongside the new stuff. So here you go -- Old Becomes New! We'll celebrate with a show at the trusty Dublin Pub on Friday April 19. Woot!

Floydian Slips Shows Announced! 

I am happy to announce that my Pink Floyd tribute band Floydian Slips returns this August for two shows - Friday the 30th at Revolution Hall (all ages), and the next day in Eugene at the Cuthbert. This is our 22nd year of doing these shows. Unlike other newer tribute bands, we only play 2-3 times a year and therefore it's always a really big deal with lasers, lights, two full sets of Floyd plus encore. Great stuff. Below is video from New Year's Eve 2014. You can get tickets to the Portland show here and the Eugene show here.

Studio Peek - February 2019 

Things probably seemed fairly quiet last year - not a lot of gigs or posts here. But it was anything but. I got on a bit of a writing roll and every time I went to Studio Dave, we laid down backing tracks to one or two new tunes. So come 2019, I have a backlog and am starting to peck away at finishing things. Spent some time last week laying down acoustic guitar on a song called What You Hold Near. I used my 1966 Gibson J-50 that I have had since age 11, and a 10-string Michael Kelly guitar that Dave had. More details to come!

Coming Back to Dublin - March 21, 2019! 

I am excited to announce another Thursday acoustic gig at the infamous Dublin Pub in Portland. The Dublin was the first venue I played in Portland oh some 30-ish years ago. It became a second home and my band The Strangers played dozens of times there in the early 90s. I have gone back over the years for solo gigs, reunions and power trio shows. It'll be great to hit the stage again, and at a nice early 7 a.m. start! Thursday March 21. See you there!

RIP David Bowie 

Back in the 90s I played some acoustic shows in Eugene, Oregon at a place called Good Times. I stumbled on this last night from 1996, played on a nylon string I wish I still had (never sella guitar). The more I dig into people's comments about Bowie's passing the more I reminded how fuckin amazing he was. Ugh...

Happy Winter! 

Hey everyone! Been a little busy on the home front, yet still little musical ideas pop up every now and again and thanks to the beauty of technology I am able to capture and develop them quickly. Hoping for some new music to play for you (and hopefully record) in the coming months. Also happy to have booked March 12 at the White Eagle, details forthcoming. Until then, have a superb holiday season. I'll leave you with the below jam for the 10/10/15 show at The Gemini. Enjoy!
 

Summer's Over! 

Had a great summer. Pretty quiet on the music front except for having the honor of busting out the national anthem at the Hillsboro Hops ball game with my Floydian Slips band mate Al Toribio (video below). Now getting fired up to do some jamming with the guys this month in prep for our next show, at The Gemini in Lake Oswego October 10. More to come on that. For now, enjoy the start of Fall and the national anthem below! :)

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Floydian Slips at the Cuthbert Ampitheater

Cuthbert Ampitheater, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401

All Ages GA Advance Tickets are on sale now for only $10 inclusive of fees, at all Safeway TicketsWest outlets, and online at TicketsWest. Tickets will cost only $10 night of show, if still available. All ticketing options include a City of Eugene facility/parking fee.

Floydian Slips at Revolution Hall

Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St, Portland

Floydian Slips make a grand return to Revolution Hall for this all-ages show. Over the last two decades, the band has played just 42 shows, with the intent to make each one unique musically and visually. August's performance follows this ethos, with a set list of Floyd gems that hits the familiar and also digs deep. Lights and lasers return, augmenting the 8-piece band’s note- and feel-perfect rendition of the Floyd’s live repertoire. This will likely be the band’s only Portland play this year, so come bask in the magic of the Floyd as delivered by Floydian Slips – the PNW’s premiere Floyd tribute band!

Paul Lesinski CD Release - Bay Area

The Little Fox, 2223 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA

Mark your calenders for April 18th as Paul Lesinski will be playing with Tom Luce and his band LUCE at the Little Fox in Redwood City with. This will be an amazing night of music since Paul and Tom were in a high school band together and there are rumors that they may play a song or two from the good ole days!! This will be a CD release for Paul and then LUCE will finish things out. We really hope you can join us.

Age limit: 21+

Mar7

Paul Lesinski - acoustic

The Old Liberty Theater, 115 Main Street, Ridgefield, WA

I'll be playing a few tunes at the Dance Fusion and The Fuse Dance Force on Saturday, March 7th at The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield.

The community is creating an all-out, month long celebration of the arts! The kickoff concert on March 7th will feature Singer/Songwriter Paul Lesinski, Poet Laureate Christopher Luna, Musician Rob Melton, Dancer DarVejon Jones, Vocalist Bruce Kyte, Drummer David Kendall and the Sr. Company members of The Fuse Dance Force.

Suggested donation of $5.00 goes to benefit the Ridgefield School District Youth Arts programs.

Age limit: All ages