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Co-writing with Kids!

Another summer has come and brought opportunities to co-write with kids at local libraries and camps.  Most of these songs have come from less than 2 hours of being together.  In that time we have a crash course in melody…

Support

I've been using the word "support" so much lately.  Once I launched the Kickstarter campaign I had to start asking folks for their support.  It's big and scary to set a goal, make it public, and ask for help.  Everyone…

Patience...

For the past few months I've been writing, working on guitars, and resting up a bit.  I've been recovering from a case of tendinitis in my wrists since November.  I've sought advice from massage therapists, osteopaths, and patient house plants.

Is it ever enough?

Happy December everyone!  I'm nesting in Ohio for most of the winter.  I've done so much traveling this year that staying in one spot feels like a great new adventure. 

There's a new album in the works, and for now…

The Long Road Home

After many miles, I am happy to report that I have played some great shows, driven some long hours, seen some beautiful places, and safely landed back in Ohio...

Check out my schedule of upcoming Ohio shows HERE.  About a…

From the Tallest Dunes to the Oldest Trees

Beautiful places, spontaneous events, and lovely people...  I spent the last few weeks touring through the rest of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and now California.  People at my shows have been so generous in sharing their own stories of travel…

Things I've learned...

What a journey!  Here I am in Fort Collins, Colorado after a cross-country drive, a week at Rocky Mountain Song School, and a string of shows.  The trip has been full of lessons learned...

First of all I had my…

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Songwriting with Kids!

This month I wanted to share a few projects from my recent Songwriting Workshops for kids.  These workshops are a haphazard dive into the creative process.  I meet with 8-15 kids, we come to some consensus of what to write…

Land of the 17-year Cicada

Southern Ohio is vibrating with 17-year cicadas.  I couldn't be more delighted.  I've always enjoyed their drone, buzz, and siren-like eeeeerrr.  They are everywhere.  Here's a little story of one...

For the past few weeks I was teaching environmental education…

Back to Ohio...

songwriter night in lubbock, tx

I'm back in Ohio after a smooth roll eastward across the southern part of the country... through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas... then up through Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and into "OH-IO!" 

I met some lovely people…

Into the Desert...

The last month was full of desert adventure...

Zabriskie Point

I headed out to Death Valley with my friend and fellow vagabond, Piano Dan.  He tunes pianos for a living and often travels with an upright in the back of…

Wildflowers

The last few weeks have been jam packed with desert adventures.  There's another blog post to come about where I've been and what I've been up to, but for now I'm dedicating this post to all of the wildflowers I've…