On The Planet

"I believe that a song being sung is one of the clearest views we ever have to witness how humans reach out for warmth with our art.” — from “How to Write One Song” by Jeff Tweedy   That other fine… Read more

Last Call

I’m drawn to the idea that songs can be about one thing, multiple things, everything or nothing. I’m also keenly aware the creator’s meaning may differ from the listener’s. I find it fascinating that despite those divergences and disconnects, people…

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In-Betweeners

There are so many songs, particularly sacred ones, about the lost, the found—and, of course, the lost being found. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s clear that the musical marketplace is full-up with tunes for the doubters and devout, and…

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Of Home and Half-Moons

The first lines of ‘Home’ came to me as the North American mainland receded from view, and the plane I was on ventured out over the Atlantic Ocean: ‘I’m over the water now—the lights take their final bow…’ More words…

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Dog Days of Summer

I found myself strumming and singing to people — real, live people — twice in recent weeks. They were the first gigs since early March 2020, the final days of the Great Before. I've always said people taking time out…

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Good Things a-Comin'

The past couple weeks have been eventful, and music has been right along for the ride. 

First, there was the opportunity—thanks to highly effective vaccines—for my Garrison Corner bandmates and I to reunite in close quarters and without masks to…

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We Are Moving

I’m often critical of my own songwriting, but every once in a while I say just what I hope to say, and lay it down exactly how I hear it in my head. Even on a later listen with time…

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Over and Over

I recently shared the story behind my latest song, a co-write with my friend, George Luckey, with people who have signed up for my mailing list. Now, I'm sharing it here—though you all are welcome to sign up to that…

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Lift to Reveal

A little over a year ago, I had new music in hand and was sharing it live with the world—at least my home state of Michigan. I'd had my album release show a couple months prior for 'Pieces Break,' and…

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Awaiting Further Light

I am not a "Christian artist"—maybe more of an artist who happens to be Christian. And I've spent enough of my life in or exploring other faiths and philosophies that there's a part of me that's still a seeker even…

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When the Days Allow Us

Every musician has been affected in some way or another by the pandemic, and many are chafing and champing at the bit. I get it. I know some have taken more chances, gigging or recording where it's allowed. I've erred…

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