be who you needed

Featured image credit: Sean O'Halloran - I generally try to have a little reward of some sort waiting for me backstage at the end of a show. I like to think that I do this because I truly love playing guitar and don’t particularly look forward to the performance coming to and end, but [...]

By |2022-06-25T23:10:56+00:00March 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|8 Comments

must be present to win

It never fails. I’m loading out after a gig - the sweaty, parched Dane that is left after 75 minutes of running around a stage throwing picks and making silly faces at whoever happens to be pointing a camera phone towards the stage (usually at Eric, not me). I’m haphazardly throwing my guitars into cases, [...]

By |2017-09-26T16:05:24+00:00September 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|4 Comments

is anybody listening?

Photo credit: It’s been almost a year since I last posted a blog here. In 2016 I had hoped to write a good bit more than I did. You who read my past writings have always responded so kindly to them, and that has encouraged me a great deal. In a way I [...]

By |2017-06-19T15:29:46+00:00June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|6 Comments

how to fail an audition

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” -Frederick Buechner "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 6:9 I’ve been wanting to write on the [...]

By |2016-02-02T11:27:11+00:00February 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

smiling while things are on fire

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” - Ian Maclaren “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…” - William Shakespeare The above photo was taken by my talented friend Susannah in Cleveland a couple of nights ago. It pretty much looks like any other concert [...]

By |2015-09-03T09:45:33+00:00September 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|3 Comments

the highlight reel

“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” Proverbs 14:30 In the past week, I’ve posted a dozen or so pictures to my Instagram, which also happens to be named @stagerightguitar. I don’t believe that I’m a compulsive poster by today’s standards, but I like to think that I [...]

By |2015-07-27T09:52:03+00:00July 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|5 Comments

you may touch my hair. not my butt.

"One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." Proverbs 11:24 We love our fans. I know every artist/performer says that, or at least is supposed to say that. Seriously though, we spend a lot of time - often more time than we actually spend on stage [...]

By |2015-07-08T19:46:12+00:00July 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|6 Comments

my name is dane. this is what i do.

“But when envoys were sent by the rulers of Babylon to ask him about the miraculous sign that had occurred in the land, God left him to test him and to know everything that was in his heart.” 2 Chron. 32:31 The picture above was taken a couple of days ago in Chicago. I believe we’re in the [...]

By |2015-06-24T16:49:10+00:00June 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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