Archive for the ‘songwriting’ Category

The First Cold War

24, Aug 2017

New song about recent events…and past ones, too.

Fault Lines

24, Jul 2017

New song…post-apocalyptic party folk.

Lightning Is Here

23, Jun 2017

It’s out! Happy June 23rd…my only hope is that Taylor Swift drops her new single that she hasn’t talked about but we all know is coming on the same day. Anything? No? Ok. ANYWAY… I am so proud of this song, and welcome to the age of 2017 where I am making singles so I […]

Last night I got to fulfill one of my Big Bucket List Items (TM) and see Taylor Swift do her awesome music thing live in person from a few rows back at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. It was amazing. From the opening bassy rumbles that shot through the crowd of 80,000 people […]

So this is exciting. I had a great time teaching a couple of rounds of Lilith Fair Guitar and I thought, “What else am I obsessed with that I can teach to others?” Well, the answer became clear: And, a Songwriting Class and a CAGED Lead Theory class (about playing cool lead parts up the […]

Happy One Year Release Anniversary of T-Swift’s album 1989! The internet told me so. It’s a long and winding road to get to where I am today, an unabashedly fervent fan of Taylor Swift. I had the thought for this post after a mildly hectic morning braving the elements of nature here in Texas – […]

Headed Home

12, Sep 2015

Phew! We left home August 5th, and we’ll head back after the Lubbock show tonight. It’s been a pretty spectacular tour, with grand views, great gigs, nice people, friendly hosts, excellent food…I know people gush on social media in superlatives but we had ourselves a pretty good time if I do say so. Some highlights […]

I’m happy to say I’ll be back for my second round of teaching with Girl Guitar in Austin. I taught songwriting this Spring and had the best time and met the best people. If you’re in Central Texas and you fall under the scope of “Girl with Guitar”…I’d love to see your face in class. […]

We had a great time in Red River this weekend for the first annual Red River Songwriters’ Summer Camp. We had 17 brave campers (no tents, real beds…for the creative spirit) and 7 teachers (that is a good ratio, right?). I got to nerd out on social media and talk to a bunch of folks […]

Mary Chapin Carpenter

15, Apr 2015

We all know where I stand on the topic of Mary Chapin Carpenter. She’s only one of the greatest American songwriters ever. I am fortunate sometimes when the Greatest comes to my neighborhood, and I get to see a show! My friend Heidi rolled into town from California – we’ve seen about 45 million MCC […]


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