The rattling in my chest started at a show. Steve Poltz, Joe Pisapia, John Strohm, and I were playing “in the round” at The Basement East in Nashville. The show was great but at a point late in the set […]
Part One: 1980 In December 1980, I was 16 years old and living in the small mill town of South Berwick, Maine. Maine School Administrative District #35 was comprised of the two towns of South Berwick and Eliot, where Marshwood High […]
What are your favorite and least favorite parts of touring? Being on the road is like any other addiction. It gets in your blood and it’s hard to shake, and you love it while it drags you slowly down into […]
How does the co-writing song process differ from the alone songwriting process you just wrote about? Co-writing is quite different from writing alone. When I’m working on something alone I have complete freedom. Freedom to experiment, to make mistakes, to […]
Q – One of my favorite quotes about the personal perseverance and tenacity that are required to live a life devoted to the work of creative endeavor is from Ellen Burstyn, when she was on the TV Show Inside the Actors’ […]
Q-I’m sure there are songs that you include in every show. Is there any song that you get tired of singing night after night after night? Along those lines how do you keep the songs fresh for yourself? A-Yes, there […]
Q-What is your songwriting process, if there is one? A-My process is to chase songs down with a butterfly net, catch them, pin them to a Shriner’s hat, put the Shriner’s hat on a drunk monkey, put a pinwheel in […]
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