October 2018 Newsletter
Today, I'm 27. I thought I was turning 26 until my sister reminded me how old she was. Today, I'd like to thank my mom. First and foremost for always editing these newsletters. Until this one. Hopefully you all won't notice.
I feel fortunate that on my birthday I want to sit down and do my job. Once a month, that means writing this newsletter. A NEWSLETTER FOR 983 PEOPLE! Woah. What an opportunity!
An opportunity to make a birthday wish – that if you're reading this right now, you stop and tell one person you appreciate them. Thanks mom.
Moving on. Summer 2019 plans?!
I just signed on to collaborate with Middle Fork River Expeditions on a music and rafting trip through Idaho's Main Salmon River (June 27th - July 2nd). The trip involves six days of rafting and camping in Idaho's stunning Frank Church Wilderness – big sandy beaches, HOT SPRINGS, gourmet food, and yours truly playing tunes every evening (musician friends TBA)! This is a family-friendly trip, and spaces are limited. CLICK FOR MORE INFO!
Thank you to the fine folks of DC, VA, NC, & GA for the generosity and good times. Finishing off the season with shows in NYC and Bend, OR.
Rainy bird days,
November 6 - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 - NYC - 10:00pm - Tickets
November 24 - House Concert - Bend, OR - 7:30pm - Respond for details
Dec 8 - March - With Bio Bio Expeditions - Futaleufu, Chile
June 27 - July 2 - Main Salmon, ID - Music and Rafting Trip - Book Now
This was very cool. Playing with Mike Sivilli of Dangermuffin at Isis Music Hall in Asheville. The best guitarist I know. Thanks Mikie.
Voting - If you haven't registered yet, next time matters too; it takes 2 minutes to register here.
Bloom by Megan Keely. Her latest record is beautiful, important, and inspirational. AND it's nominated for a Grammy! We love Megan Keely at Jenner Fox Music.
Emailing 983 people that it's your birthday.
On Being Podcast with Arlie Hochschild. An investigation of our political climate and the power of listening across political lines. She talks about emotions in politics and the deep stories that govern our time. Very worthwhile conversation.
"Killing Me Softly With His Song" - The Fugees. In case you haven't listened to this recently, it's still on fire.
Zanesville Zoo Massacre. We drove through Zanesville, OH on this last tour, and Natalie read this article out loud. It blew our minds. Great journalism, and a very disturbing story.
Another Mother's Son by Phil Cook. In this article Phil tells the song's moving birth story. Can't get enough of this track.
"I've always had this theory that, if you help enough people get what they want, you'll always get what you want." – George Raveling
"Instructions for loving a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." – Mary Oliver