The ‘Music’

SAW Open Mike 12/11/2010

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The Songwriter’s Association of Washington open mike. This video is different, as I publish it despite technical flaws, and I capture more of the whole scene, including three songs in one video, but only pieces of two of them.

A Gypsy Lullabye: Live at The Soundry

Friday, November 19th, 2010

A live performance at a local open mike, first time I’ve performed on stage in months, both rough and fresh, and a song that is still evolving as I improvise my way through and try to remeber the worlds. This is real life, not perfect, but good enough.

Shenandoah – Tanana Valley State Fair, 2006

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Traditional, 2 min 53 sec, 20 MB Flash Video
Though it is a song I have always loved since I can remember, it also was part of my life, living in the Shenandoah Valley, or becoming a folklorist, even being a saillor, and during one period of my life, performing on tall ships.

Hard Times, Come Again No More

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Stephen Foster – 1847, 3 min 36 sec, 16.3 MB Flash Video
I have finished with raising the Hurley, and am visiting my Dad in Gainesville, Fl, getting ready to head north gain. I contacted a local folk group and go to a jam session at a house. Late in the evening, I play this song solo for a guy I was talking to about Stephen Foster.

Origins: Hope For Things To Come

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Origins, 4 min 41 sec, 15.9 MB Flash Video
Origins are a series of videos that capture songs that I've just written, often still unfinished and rough, but essentially there for the first time. This is another side of the music, how song begins rather than where it ends up.

Rich Man’s Woman Blues: Live at The Soundry

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Live at The Soundry, Vienna, Virginia, 12-1-09
Traditional Delta Blues, 2 min 22 sec, 12,7 MB Flash video
small screen version available
just rippin it up, once again

Little Friend: Live at The Soundry

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Live at The Soundry, Vienna, Virginia. 12-1-09
Original, 4 min 56 sec, 25.1 MB Flash Video

Think Of Me: Live in the Plaza

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Street Performance, Original, 3 min 28 sec, 32.6 MB, Flash Video
In the Plaza, St Augustine, Florida, 5-2009
I'm not trying to wrestles with deep philosophical concepts or inner feelings, but simple truths of life for so many who have to travel far from those they love to work, but it is still they who you are working for, who you are thinking and dreaming of, and all you can hold to is that they are dreaming of you.

This Road I’m On: Live in the Plaza

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Street Performance, Original, 3 min 55 sec, 35.4 MB, Flash Video
In the Plaza, St Augustine, Florida, 5-2009
A simple song about the core reality of my life, that all that matters to me is what is real, and that I have a road to walk, and while I hope I will find someone on that road, I can’t leave it, and it is what is real. If someone is really on my road, because that is the simple truth, undeniable, then that is all I need to know.

Wild Mountain Thyme: Live in the Plaza

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Street Performance, 3 min 14 sec, 27.9 MB, Flash Video
In the Plaza, St Augustine, Florida, 5-2009
A traditional Scottish Ballad, beautiful poetry combined with beautiful melodies and old celtic cadences, to make a truly great song, one of my favorites, that I’m coming back to again after many years.