new video: THE GOOD SHEPHERD feat. Scarlette Mae Summerour 吳昕耒 | [Tommy Walker cover]

With Good Friday upon us, we wanted to share this song by our friend Tommy Walker, which recalls Jesus’ words as recorded by John the apostle: “I am the Good Shepherd; I know My sheep, and My sheep know me… My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and no one will snatch them out of My hand.” The Good Shepherd music & lyrics by Tommy Walker, ©2017 WeMobile Music (BMI).

new video: YOU HAVE THAT EFFECT ON ME (brad paisley cover)

I’ve always loved this playful love song. Technically it’s a Country ballad in Western Swing style, but I say we add it to the Great American Songbook! Big thanks to L.A. guitarist Matt Hornbeck for joining me again.

new video: JUST FRIENDS live w/ Matt Hornbeck

Today the world’s best songwriters reside in Nashville, Tennessee. But in the early 1900’s, the most delicious songs were cooked up on Tin Pan Alley in NYC. JUST FRIENDS (1931) is one such gem. Russ Columbo’s original Broadway-Vaudeville style rendition with Nat Shilkret is mostly forgotten, but this great tune is still widely played & sung, a Jazz Standard and beloved member of the unofficial Great American Songbook. Music by John Klenner, Lyrics by Sam M. Lewis.