Postcards from the Road 

Just finished up three weeks on the road.   I collaged these postcards.  Surely not a full documentation of my trip.  Just little glimpses from my heart to yours…

“My first gigs of the tour were in Iowa.  This one was a fun scene playing from the open window at the back of the stage facing the folks sitting in the street.  I stayed with my friend Pearl here on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River.”


“Chicago!  Music by night and bicycle by day!  So easy to get around by bike here.  I stayed with my…

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California Work and Writing Retreat 

I have one last day here in California before I fly back home to Ohio.  I flew out for a show at the end of January and ended up staying for almost three more weeks. I've been feeling very grateful to escape part of the Ohio winter in exchange for the sunny (and only occasionally rainy) habitat of northern California.  

A lot of my work as an independent artist who does all of my own booking, planning, paperwork, taxes, and promo involves computer work.  It has been nice to be able to do the business end…

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This summer I went swimming... 

This summer I did a 24 day tour of the Northeast.  I'm home now and hit the ground running, but I wanted to take some time to reflect on the lovely time on the road.  From wineries, house concerts, art collectives, pubs, breweries, a farmers market, and a sweet little blueberry festival, concerts were fun, intimate, and joyous. 

My first day on the road I jumped into Lake Erie.  Refreshed by the cold and pounding waves, I decided to set a goal to swim every day.

At all of my shows I told my audience about…

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I had the pleasure of doing a couple interviews when my album Waiting came out this summer.

 Here's the link for The Dirt Poor Podcast with Ben Davis Jr.:

And on WOUB with Emily Votaw:



Me, Rivers, Wildflowers, and Foxes  


I was talking to a friend recently about writing.  He asked if reading my blog would help people get to know me better.  I had never thought about this question before.  How personal is my blog?  How personal do I want it to be?  How do you really know someone anyways?  

I have been thinking about my neglected blog lately though.  Normally my blog has been stories and photos of travelling.  My travel life has slowed down a little in the past year due to my own desires and in turn, my blog postings have…

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Thoughts from Stay-At-Home... 

Dear friends, fans, family, 

In February I was in the Redwoods (pictured above) with my sister.  I flew home three weeks ago, and since then things have been changing rapidly.   

Ohio has now joined the Stay-At-Home Orders.  I have lots of time on my hands since all of my gigs in the near future have been cancelled.  Being in a creative career has always involves having to bend and flow with situations.  I am missing my live performances, and I am trying to find creative space.   

Before things shut down I…

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Looking Back on Summer 

“To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it. It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall.”  – Ann Patchett

It's officially fall.  As summer came in I felt this strong urge to grasp it and make it last as long as possible.  At points it seemed to be just slipping through my fingers like trying to hold onto a handful of sand.  Now, looking back I see that it was full and deep.  There were many shows, new songs written, gardens tended, and some lovely…

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California in 3 Parts 

I spent this past month touring through California.  Originally the trip was planned as a full tour with another songwriter, but they dropped off due to personal issues.  I was disappointed, concerned, and left with a big change in logistics of going it alone.  But, I had a plane ticket, a couple of booked shows, and many loving friends in the west.  The trip was a process of letting go of expectations and opening myself up to what might come from the beauty of the unknown and the unplanned.  Here is an…

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On Writing 

At the end of a recent interview on our local Athens station I was asked what my future hope was for my music.  The interviewer mentioned that I have had some success with touring and recording, and he asked if this was the big goal.


I said, "I just want to keep writing, I want to be a better writer, I love writing.”


In an interview things just come out when you don't have time to think about what you're going to say.  Afterwards it got me thinking about all the things I could have said such as I want …Read more

From Ohio to Iowa 

This month I took a tour with my pal Joe Stevens.  He flew to Ohio from California and we did a run of 9 shows from Ohio to Iowa.  In Iowa we met up with the amazing River Glen Trio and Jes & Jakob.  I began the tour with laryngitis and could barely even talk for one show.  It tested my patience.  I did recover, but the process was slow.  Thanks to the amazing outpouring of support from friends and fans and especially Joe who had to carry the show on when I was down.  I leave you all with this video…

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