Posts Tagged ‘jimmy jam’

I saw an older EPK of an artist that Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis produced some years ago. Her name is Lisa Keith. In an interview she said that Terry Lewis encouraged her to write her own songs. At the time, she was just a vocalist she had not ventured into songwriting. She said that […]


Part of being a great songwriter is to always be on the look out for great ideas. All of us get into ruts. It feels like we are writing the same songs over and over. I do. You probably do too. I seem to start in the same keys, use the same chord inversions, same […]


So ever since I was young, I have been massively inspired by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and their “Minneapolis” sound. That is half of the reason I always wanted to move to Minneapolis and why I did.  Today I am back in South Dakota at my parent’s house for easter. I was just surfing […]


This is a video from back in 1987….I saw this when I was a kid and instantly fell in love with the attitude and the grooves. This performance made such an impression on me. It was the classic Minneapolis sound created by people like Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Prince. It really came to a […]


This past weekend was Gay Pride Weekend here in Minneapolis.  It is one of the largest Pride celebrations in the USA…and it is FUN!! I got to catch some great live performances… Saturday night I got to hear Deborah Cox perform live.  She has such an incredible voice.  She is right up there with the […]


It is the first weekend in March and I have some Spring CD fever.  I have started working on my new CD. It is kind of funny, because it seems like I get the urge to make a new CD right around the time when Janet Jackson comes out with a new CD. She just […]