Archive for September, 2006

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 [...]