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I am in love with my songwriting group! Every week someone throws out a catch phrase and we have to write at least a verse and a chorus around it. The phrase for this past week was “swam the seven seas.” 

Lyrics

Done With Numb

Written and Performed Live 3/15/14

I swam the seven seas

all in one eve in my dream

waters were calm in the breeze

sharks they were all on my team

I had the hair of a queen

down to my knees and citrine 

slowly i awake 

to make 

more with my mistakes

I’ve been running some

now I’m done with numb

finest of fabrics I wore

up on the 100th floor

gold framed the windows and door

fire filled the room with a roar

I recently had the pleasure of working with a group of aspiring songwriters at Lagrange Elementary School. Last night they performed original compositions at The Oldham County Performing Arts Center and did a phenomenal job. It’s unbelievable how insightful, intelligent and intuitive these young ladies and gentlemen can be, specifically when we provide a safe space for them to freely express themselves. For me, this experience has been a solid reminder that nourishing creativity in our youth is an essential factor for any society that wishes to move forward in a healthy fashion. Thank you Lagrange Elementary… You inspire me!

Stale

"Sometimes it blows my mind that there are actually still people who have to stand outside in this weather and hold up signs asking for money. It could be that they brought it on themselves. It could be that they are a product of a sick society where their needs were left un-nurtured. Maybe both. I wrote a poem about it this morning. Writing always makes me feel better."

Upcoming Shows

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03/26/14 1:00pm East Stroudsburg, PA East Stroudsburg University

03/27/14 8:00pm Fairfield, CT Sacred Heart University

03/28/14 7:00pm Castleton, VT Castleton State College

04/09/14 11:30am Cambridge, MN Anoka Ramsey Community College

04/16/14 11:30am Sheridan, WY Sheridan College

Check back for additional dates to come!

January Dates

imageThanks to everyone that came out to The Vernon in Louisville this weekend. There truly is nothing like playing in your hometown!

Now it’s time to hit the road. January is packed with some great shows. Hope to see you along the way:

Jan 16th: World Cafe Live - Downstairs - Philadelphia, PA (w/Robert Earl Keen)

Jan 17th: Irving Plaza - New York, NY (w/Robert Earl Keen)

Jan 18th: Royale Nightclub - Boston, MA  (w/Robert Earl Keen)

Jan 19th: Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT  (w/Robert Earl Keen)

Jan 21st: Rams Head on Stage - Annapolis, MD  (w/Robert Earl Keen)

Jan 22nd: Rams Head on Stage - Annapolis, MD  (w/Robert Earl Keen)

Jan 23rd: The Birchmere-Bandtand - Alexandria, VA (w/Robert Earl Keen)

Jan 24th: Bijou Theater - Knoxville, TN (w/Robert Earl Keen)

Jan 25th: Lyric Theater & Cultural Art Center - Lexington, KY (w/Robert Earl Keen)

Jan 27th: College of Lake County - Southlake - Vernon Hills, IL 

Jan 30th: Southwestern Illinois College - Belleville, IL

Kicking off 2014

Kentucky! This is a call to thaw y’all!!!

Weather forced us to cancel our December show at The Vernon in Louisville, but don’t worry you can catch me there this Saturday night, January 11th at 8PM.

This is the last show i’ll be playing before hitting the road for the rest of the month and we hope to see you there!

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November Shows

We hope to see you out on the road later this month…

Nov 20th: The Basement, Nashville, TN

Nov 23rd: House of Blues , New Orleans, LA 
(Supporting Robert Earl Keen) - 8PM

Nov 29th: The Barley Room, Omaha, NE 
(with special guest Jeffrey Koterba) - 8PM

Nov 30th: The Lautertun Omaha, NE (with special guest Jeffrey Koterba) - 8PM

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