What is “woodshedding”? I’ve thought of woodshedding as the act of heading out for solitude and time to learn/practice your chops with a musical instrument or work on a novel. At the bottom of this post, I’ll include a link to a great article about the history of woodshedding by Matt Debenham. Seagulls float in […]
“Gypsy Heart” is a unique song in that it embraces the romance, passions, and mysteries of being a troubadour while acknowledging inevitable aging and the magic of a deeper perspective.
Summer of 1967 my ex and I drove with his brother, Michael Johnson, to California. Michael was going to be part of a folk group managed by Randy Sparks. We camped as we drove west through the hot desert, sleeping on the top of our VW bus. There were stars everywhere. Somehow PJ and I […]
Do you believe the past is past and done for? Or are pieces of your past like mementos you pull out of a box and re-examine? For years I quoted “Mudcat” of the Boston Islanders. “Don’t call nothin’ up you can’t send back.” This year I’ve called up. . .
How does a song surface and fly? What does that feel like? Jon Ims shares with us his funny, fun, and amazing story. “She’s in Love with the Boy” and “Fallin’ Out of Love”
Thousands of people have not only heard about Kerrville Music Festival but have also attended. They can tell you about the first time they arrived and saw the big sign at the entrance to the ranch saying, “Welcome Home.” So what’s the big deal? If you have never attended, you might imagine a crush of […]