Welcome to You Make My World Rock, a place for music fans, by a music fan.This site’s main focus is to recap concerts that I have attended, share them with friends and fans, and to perhaps spark others’ interests in the music I adore.

I love seeing live music as the experience allows me to reach a transcendent level of happiness. I’m interested in all sorts of music, but particularly singer-songwriters, alternative rock, indie, rock, bluegrass, Americana, and folk. I’ve also been known to listen to traditional jazz, swing, Britpop, and musicals.

Some of my favorite musicians/bands are: The Beatles, Elliott Smith, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Glen Phillips, Old 97s, Rhett Miller, Dawes, The Milk Carton Kids, Queen, David Bowie, The Struts, Saint Motel, OK Go, Beta Play, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Watkins Family Hour, Punch Brothers, Chris Thile, Jon Brion, and just about anyone that plays at Largo in Los Angeles.

There are also plenty of other artists that I like a whole lot or where I might like one specific album but not be familiar with their oeuvre (e.g., Death Cab For Cutie, Paul Simon, Big Star, Blur). There are quite a few that I am just getting into, but this list is already long enough!

I’m adding a fresh section to the website called “Music New to My Ears.” Here I’ll be sharing my thoughts on music that I’ve listened to for the first time. I’m going to stick to fairly recent releases. If you are a music artist who would like me to write about the latest tunes you’ve dropped, please contact me.

I hope this site helps you discover more music that makes your world rock!

Elton John at the piano on stage.
Sir Elton John performing at the Forum in Inglewood, California as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.