Category Archives: Music

Myself on Open Source Audio

I just uploaded all five of my “folk-songs” to Open Source Audio, a division of the Internet Archive. I love this project, and it’s a great place to find interesting songs, documentaries, short films, and audio recordings – all licensed … Continue reading

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Woody Guthrie This Land Montage

I went foraging on YouTube today, trying to figure out the chords and fingerings for a song I’ve waited much too long to add to my repertoire. I was pretty impressed with what I found. I think Woody would’ve been … Continue reading

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4th Principle of Folk Music

Folk music means many different things to many different people. Awhile back, when I decided to focus my songwriting exclusively in this genre, I came up with three Principles of Folk Music. They’ve been helpful, but over the past few … Continue reading

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Woody Guthrie & Immigration

It’s great to see that Woody’s spirit and songs live on in the raging debate over illegal immigration: NPR Story on Immigrant Folk Songs (thanks, Jeff!) I hope America is listening to the voices of her newest adopted children.

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Folk Song #5: A Simple Song to Help Stop the War

Five down, five to go! (I figure ten songs is barely enough for a first album). I started writing this one last night and finished sometime after midnight, so I guess technically I can say that I wrote it on … Continue reading

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jammin’ with david bailey

Ok, I think maybe God is trying to tell me something important. Again. Ten Months ago, I heard Derek Webb‘s album, “Mockingbird” and was inspired to start writing original songs again, after a nearly seven year hiatus. Then five months … Continue reading

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My New Favorite Toy

I meant to blog about this last week (when I actually got it) but I’ve been in a blogging funk lately, and haven’t felt like blogging. But I can’t hold this one back any longer — I love my new … Continue reading

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