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Yesterday

Got off work. Decided to have a manicure. My cuticles crack and bleed if I don't get them treated. So it's practically a medical necessity. And it's nice to have someone hold your hand when you've been doing most of…

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Family business

I am handling my mother's business as she has been diagnosed with cancer and is back living in a nursing home. Dealing with doctors, insurance, nursing homes, Medicaid, etc. Exhausting. Trying to finish writing for this third record we're looking…

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And again...

Another funeral - Tom's dad - the second immediate family member for us in less than a year. I sang "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art" under stained glass as Tom made beautiful music on the Martin. I seem…

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Record #3 - Why do this?

Holy moly! I'm not sure how this has happened but I have 8 1/2 songs written for my next record! If I recall, it tends to happen this way every time. I always think "I'll NEVER write enough good songs…

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Mark Wehner

Sorry to hear of the passing of Mark Wehner. Elizabeth Cook and Chelle Rose convinced him to book me on Americana Tonight when I was a fresh, new little baby in town. It was the BIGGEST thing I had ever …Read more
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AKUS Show Review

I was fortunate enough to see Alison Krauss & Union Station at the Ryman last night, courtesy of their Tech. A perfect marriage of band and venue, this was one of the best shows...if not THE best show...I've ever seen…

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Green to Blue

I used to love fall. It was my favorite time of the year. The weather here has been hot and dry. Leaves are already falling off the trees and gathering in my yard, waiting for further instruction. We've had a…

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Dylan 8/1/11 Show Review

Dylan is a national treasure. America's poet laureate. I must state the obvious before saying the following: if you've NEVER seen him, go just to say you did. Otherwise, it is not worth the exorbitant ticket price. I wish I…

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Dylan ~ Tomorrow

Seeing Dylan tomorrow night at the historic Ryman theater. I've read mixed reviews about his performances these days. Considering the ticket price (gulp...still can't believe I spent that much), I hope it's a decent show. I've seen him twice before…

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R.I.P. Amy Winehouse

I will be drinking a toast to the fabulously talented and unique Amy Winehouse tonight and hoping that her soul is finally at peace. Today she joined the "27 Club" - the list of musicians who've died at age 27…

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How the summer's shaping up

Gigging and yard work. What else is summer for? We've basically lived like we're renting the house since we've been married. So, we've decided to be grown-ups and take some interest in making the place look nice. It really does…

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2012???

Rumblings, ideas, and inklings...beginning to think about the third record. Still working on getting "Under The Rushes" out there, tho.