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Derailed, but Recovering

When I started songwriting in earnest and learning how to play guitar, sing, and get on stage, way back in 2011, I had one constant goal: don't suck. As it happens, I've managed to do that from time to time…

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Been Forever

It has been forever since I've posted a blog entry on this site. I have plenty of excuses. I have a very select audience, so it's not like I have requests pouring in.

Anyway, I've been writing a lot this…

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February Album Writing Month and Late Winter Shows

Despite my best attempts at turning back time, 2018 proceeds with abandon. I have shows coming up that are going to be highlights of this calendar year.

Just wrapped up writing fourteen new songs in February as part of February…

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More about the songs of Fire and Steam

Earlier this month I released my new album "Fire and Steam" on bandcamp and also made a limited run CD availalable for order. I'd like to walk through the tracks a bit to give more background on the inspiration behind…

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Exclusive! Listen to ten tracks of Fire and Steam

Streaming exclusive! Here on my website only you can listen to the entire Fire and Steam album now before the full-album digital Bandcamp.com release on October 2, 2017! So many people to thank for making this possible -- the support…

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Still kicking!

Well, the it's been a long time since I've updated entries to this blog but it's certainly not a reliable sign of inactivity. I've been writing new songs, doing local shows, traveling, and preparing for my third solo album to…

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Happy New Year! 2017 Abounds!

So many exciting adventures in store for 2017; can't wait to tackle the projects I have in mind, and make some traveling dates happen as the year rolls on by! So many songs to record, wondering if this will be…

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Song about Edward Snowden

It surprises some of my friends that I have not written a song about Edward Snowden. I wrote a song a few years back called "Who Will Tell Us The Truth?" about Chelsea Manning, and after all, here in Snowden…

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#HoldTheFloor and #NoBillNoBreak

I know that I have fans of my music on all political avenues and boulevards, but if you've listened to my music you know that I am not apologetic in my musical activism. My family and I stayed up rather…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tonys Acceptance Sonnet

I was really moved by Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tonys acceptance Sonnet, which reflected upon the terrible tragedy in Orlando on 6/12/2016.

Here's his Sonnet:

"My wife’s the reason anything gets done
She nudges me towards promise by degrees
She is a…