What is a performing musician without performances?

What is a performing musician without performances?

I miss playing and performing my music for you. The exchange that takes place through live performance is, at its best, sacred. Sometimes sharing a kind of painful emotion, sometimes sharing a kind of joyful mood, but always a kind of gratitude about sharing my music with all of you has been a great privilege of my life. I won't be performing live until 2022, but I remain focused on arranging, composing, producing and recording my music and I want you to join me.
What is happening?

What is happening?

In 2020 and 2021, I’ve been working on several new album projects, and I’ll be continuing to produce music in 2022 and beyond. I'll be taking you along on the process via my newsletter, "Musical Notes: Anecdotes from a Life of Music Making". Every week, subscribers will read, hear, and watch how the work unfolds, in real time: from the very early are-these-futile-or-fertile kernels of songwriting, to demos, to finished songs. I’ll be sharing a bit of everything that leads to the tracks you’ll hear on my new releases. In the past, while working on my original songs and compositions, I’ve written a lot of different styles and genres of music, produced some video art, and provided soundtracks for computer games and documentary films. I never quite know exactly what will get me closer to my goals of what I feel that I need to say on my recordings. The only certainty is that it's going to be a journey, and I’d love for you to come along.

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Subscribers to the free portion of my newsletter will receive one post a week. This could be a streaming mp3 of a new song I’ve written or a beat I’ve produced, a personal essay article, a poem or some lyrics, a multimedia piece, or a new video of me performing an old favorite.

Paying subscribers ($5 a month or $50 a year) will receive two posts a week. You’ll get what one might call backstage access — a chance to participate in Q&A forums where you can ask me questions and engage with the "Musical Notes: Anecdotes from a Life of Music Making" community. You’ll be able to request songs for me to perform, learn more about the stories behind my lyrics, see behind-the-scenes footage from past and future music videos and studio sessions, and listen to or watch my conversations with artist friends about process and how they’ve built and sustained careers in their corners of the arts and entertainment world.

If you can’t pay for a subscription for any reason but you want access to the material, just contact me and I’ll comp you, no questions asked.

Thank you!

One of my favorite parts of performing live is getting the chance to thank new and long-time fans and supporters in person. Because of how much has changed in the past year or so, I'm highly motivated to learn about and utilize new methods of performing (such as virtual concerts and online livestream performances). In the meantime, this chance to connect with you directly through your inbox is a lifeline.

I’m proud to be part of the conversation as musicians redefine what it is to protect, sustain, and grow in our work and in our relationship with our fans. Your subscription is integral to this journey, and I thank you.

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