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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!

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