This Land Is Your Land (cover)

October 3, 2014

For the last 1,300 miles I’ve been humming a new arrangement of Woody Guthrie’s This Land Is Your Land. Finally, the streak of lovely weather broke in Erie, Pennsylvania. Shut inside by the rain, I worked it out on guitar.

“The Bets I Made” w/ Nic Tuff”

September 28, 2014

In Burlington I met a guy named Nic Tuff at the Radio Bean open mic. Nic plays an instrument called the reverie harp. It is a small handheld harp that can be finger picked or played with “chopsticks” like a hammered dulcimer. In spite of its old sound the instrument is actually a fairly new creation, developed by musical thanatologist Peter Roberts. I had the opportunity of playing with Nic one afternoon. We improvised a couple songs.

Recommended Music

April 22, 2014

A super cool couch surfing host in Johnson City tipped me off to this song. Very appropriate to hitch-hiking – Jason Isbell’s Traveling Alone.

From the Road

April 8, 2014

I’ll be posting songs inspired by the road here. In the meantime, here’s a road-related song from the last album: