A catchy hook, a mesmerizing melody, a lyric that lingers.
Chord progressions, finger picking, backed by bass, more guitar, violin.
These are a few of my favorite things about songwriting and performing.
Words demand an audience, who in turn relish excellence, experimentation and edification.
But I think you also like thought-provoking meditations on the art of songwriting, new songs and lyrics as they evolve, links to cool musicians, songwriters and blogs, and interviews with people who write music for the love of it — and even when it comes, the glory.
Reaching all of you, in words, song, and video, affirms that we matter to one another, and that songwriting matters in a world where music often gets lost.
I’ve been writing poetry since I could look up Keats in the library, learned to play the guitar at 10 but somehow ignored my beloved father’s urgings to write songs for a couple decades. But I’m knee-deep in it now!
Say what you will here, join the conversation, the flow, the song.