As of January 1, 2017 we are no longer producing new episodes of In Search of a Song, the syndicated radio show that I hosted from about 2006 to 2016. It was an honor and a thrill to explore the mysteries of songwriting and creativity in conversations with so many wonderful songwriters, producers, and musicians […]
Put together a playlist of some of my favorite songs right now. Check it out and be sure to follow along on Spotify. Listen here.
This song opens my second record, Behind the Midway. I wrote it a long time ago, and I still enjoy singing it. Goes well with an autumn afternoon.
Crooked people empty stairs The windows rattle and the daylight’s scarce The breeze blows the doors to days Long since passed away Raise the sky up high on your shoulders Let the days go and come Yesterday can be what it was Just lay down when you’re done Lay down when you’re done White clouds […]
It’s finally here! The official release of the new John Prine album “For Better, or Worse”. It’s a collection of classic country duets between John and a bunch of amazing female vocalists. Iris Dement, Holly Williams, Allison Krauss, Susan Tedeschi, Amanda Shires, and Miranda Lambert, just to name a few. All backed up by a […]
This is a live version of my song Ghost Light. Recorded at The Warehouse in Carmel earlier this year. The a studio recording of this song appears on the Secret Window EP.
Perfomed The Rolling Stones “As Tears Go By”, live at The Warehouse. This song appears on my new album ECHOES.
This is one of the less obscure songs Paul Mahern and I chose for the ECHOES record. I knew the song from the Rolling Stones version. Paul played me the Marianne Faithfull version, which I’m sure I had heard at some point but didn’t remember. I’m not sure but this might be one of the […]
In Her Veins is a song I wrote for my lovely wife. Fortunately, she likes it. 🙂 Here is a video of me performing it live in the studio. Thank you to Jim Krause and his video production team at IU!
I posted a new video you might like. Check out my cover of Graffiti6’s “Annie You Save Me” live from The Warehouse!
I discovered this song by UK pop duo Graffiti6 during a random walk through iTunes a few years ago. The original version of the song is kind of a four-on-the-floor techno dance club track. I loved the energy of the recording and listened to it a lot while driving. I never gave any thought to […]
To me the message of this song is “Make room for the outsiders and the people that are different, because they are here to stay and in fact, we’re all outsiders in some way.” Watch the full video of my cover of David Bowie’s “Oh You Pretty Things” below.
I’ve loved David Bowie’s music ever since I discovered the Changesonebowie 8-track in my sisters music collection when I was 9 or 10. But I never really dug into the catalog much beyond the hits. So when Paul Mahern suggested his song “Oh You Pretty Things” for ECHOES, I’m not sure I’d ever even heard it before. […]
“I Am The Cosmos” on The Huffington Post blog! Thanks for the all of the love and support! Check it out here.
Excited to be a part of the Songs of Sustainable Indiana compilation. Hoosier artists celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial Green Legacy in Song. Get your copy here.