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Photo: Mick Leonardi, Nashville, TN

Photo: Mick Leonardi, Nashville, TN


Happy first whiff of Autumn, happy back to school clothes, happy ‘maybe the 99 degree heatwave will give way to cooler Fall evenings’, happy new things all around us…

This summer has left me breathless. I finished the recording/mixing/mastering of the new record to be released in Spring 2015. It’ll be called “That Kind Of Girl.” We recorded in 3 days in East Nashville with Amy Speace at the production helm and playing drums. Will Kimbrough and Carl Broemel on guitars and pedal steel. Danny Mitchell on keys and horns. Eamon McLoughlon on strings. Dean Marold on upright bass. John Moreland, Garrison Starr, Ben Glover, Rod Picott, Doug & Telisha Williams and Tim Easton all came into sing. There’s still lots to do before the release but I am confident that this is the best record I’ve ever made. You can get involved as I’ll be launching a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for the promotion and tour and I’ll be announcing that launch date very very soon.

I had the best summer I’ve had in so many years. Two amazing weeks teaching songwriting and performance at The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, NC and back for my 11th year at Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Song School in Colorado. And I took some time off touring to get prepared for the record, to write (not songs…perhaps a book…maybe you’ll be hearing about it…) and to have, well, a life. Learning balance. It’s an art all to itself.

There’s so much around the last corner of 2014. Northeast dates, Nashville gigs, Holland with Cara Luft, West Coast with Kenny White in November, and the return of Decembersongs. So stay tuned and thanks so much for being a part of the journey.

Also a special shout-out to my friends who board The Cayamo Cruise each year for supporting and voting for me for the Cayamo Soundcheck Stage. Announcement to come soon!

Your fan,

What’s The Buzz ?


So much stuff going on this month I’m very excited to share with you. First of all, I hit the road this week with my yearly Holiday Show, now in it’s 4th year, called DECEMBERSONGS. This year, we bring you the East Nashville version, starring Rod Picott, Doug & Telisha Williams (now known as Wild Ponies) and myself. Our tour begins on Friday in Ashland, VA and winds its way north and midwest, landing at The Bluebird Cafe on Dec. 18, then down to Georgia and North Carolina and ending up at a lovely house concert in Columbia, TN. We have a brand spanking new CD for you to purchase as well (here at ITUNES TOO!!), produced by Neilson Hubbard and recorded on one fine summer day. It includes 3 holiday favorites (“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” etc.) and 3 originals including Rod’s soon-to-be-classic “Dad’s Drunk Again On Christmas”. A definite stocking stuffer (and our apologies to our non-Christmas celebrating friends, but we couldn’t find a good Hannukah or Kwanzaa song to record this time around).

Also, I’m proud to be a part of a new release called Nashville Indie Spotlight which releases tomorrow Dec. 3rd on ITunes. It includes unreleased tracks by other indie Nashvillians, including Peter Bradley Adams, Katie Herzig, Ruby Amanfu, Angel Snow, Matthew Perryman Jones, Butterfly Boucher and more. My solo version of “The Sea & The Shore” is on there. Look for more info as I get it on my website home page.

Lastly, a holiday special for you. All CD’s and T Shirts bought directly from me are at a 20% discount through the month of December (check out the mercy at my website merch page). That means, “How To Sleep In a Stormy Boat” which is usually $25 is now $20. Shipping domestic is $3 for 1 CD, and adjusts with each order depending on weight. International CD shipping will depend on where it’s going so I’ll email you with that cost. But let me know ASAP by emailing me directly here with HOLIDAY SPECIAL in the subject line. Note: This special is NOT available if you order through the website store. Only direct! I’ll even sign them if you’d like!

What’s up in January? Well, a European tour of my own, that’s what…stay tuned. And be good, boys and girls…


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