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Where have I been?

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Since I’ve been getting some email asking about the cancelled shows, I figure I might as well post this up here. I am recovering from back surgery out here on Boston’s North Shore. I pushed myself a little too hard this past year and ended up limping through the last several months and beating up [...]

Where Have I Been?

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

I’ve been in Boston! I’m living by the sea in the town of Beverly. “The Puppet King” is done and will be released soon. I have a few pre-release copies to sell, but it’ll be a month or two before it hits the online retailers. I’m already writing more tunes and starting to think about [...]

photo from August

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Wanda Fischer just sent me this picture of the two of us with John Sebastian from the WAMC benefit we did this August.

Cigar box debut at Slow Jed’s

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Saturday night at Slow Jed’s I played my new electric cigar box ukulele for the first time. I played it for the whole first set! I am really happy with the pick-up that I built out of $5 of old speaker parts.

By the way, I’m in Nashville

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Will I be the next Garth Brooks? I don’t know, but I’m here in Nashville at a coffeeshop on music row hoping that over the next few days I can find a publisher who is interested in the kind of songs that I write. If anyone knows anyone in the music business in Nashville, please [...]

New Uke!

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

I have been looking for a while for a good cigar box ukulele. These handmade instruments represent a folk tradition of making music with materials at hand. I remember, as a kid, stretching rubber bands over a cigar box to make a simple guitar. A couple of months ago, Madcat Ruth wrote down a name [...]

Biscuits and Gravy

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

It’s morning at a Davy Crockett Truck Stop. I’m waiting for my biscuits and gravy as the Tennessee sun forces its way through the window. It is already beginning to warm up and I notice that I, with my denim jacket, am the only one in the place wearing long sleeves. Fake wood, linoleum tile [...]

catching up

Monday, September 11th, 2006

OK, I haven’t blogged in a while. In that time I’ve been to Denver, Colorado, Denali National Park Alaska, played the Kantishna Music Festival in Alaska, flown to the Arctic circle in a small plane with my friend Simon Hamm at the controls, played in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Club Passim’s Cutting Edge of the Campfire [...]

WAMC Night at the Mahaiwe

Monday, August 14th, 2006

This past Saturday night, I had the pleasure of being part of a benefit for WAMC public radio. I played guitar and sang harmonies to Wanda Fischer’s fine versions of Woody Guthrie’s ‘Pastures of Plenty’ and Tom Paxton’s ‘Life’. We were both surprised and thrilled when, during soundcheck, John Sebastian and Artie Traum agreed to [...]

Snapshot from Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Monday, August 14th, 2006

here’s a snapshot from behind the workshop stage. John Gorka and Dan Bern are relaxing between acts. The festival was a deep immersion into the wonderful folk community of both audience, promoters and performers. The late night song circles were perhaps the best part of the festival for me, though I loved Dan Bern’s mainstage [...]