Duet Concert June 22nd in Evanston

House concert style at Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery – old and new songs surrounded by green and growing things – along with our friend, Nancy Burke, reading from her new novel, “Undergrowth.” 8pm Advance tickets and full info here

June Shows!

Friday June 8: FitzGerald’s Sunday June 17: SPACE Friday June 22: Cultivate in Evanston Saturday June 30: Friendly Tap


It’s mid April in Chicago and we woke to an inch of snow on the ground and it’s been snowing pretty much all day. Despite that, though, there is the feeling of spring happening: robins are patrolling the frozen backyard for potential worms, flowers are stubbornly poking up through the ground and it feels like it’s time to make new music. I have a pretty sizable and growing batch of songs that I’ve been working on since the last record, “Funeral Bonsai Wedding,” came out 4 years ago. (Four years ago?!?) So the question is how best to proceed and, honestly, that’s been the thing I’ve been stumbling over for the last year or so. It seems like it must be important to record and release these songs but I have had the darnedest time actually convincing myself of that. I’ve begun a bit of home recording of a few – in the manner that I made “I Will Miss The Trumpets and the Drums,” and “Sweet Is The Anchor” – there is a Dolly Varden session booked in May to track a few – and I intend to record Funeral Bonsai Wedding with the String Quartet at some point […]

into the new year

I’m gonna lay low for a while and focus on writing and digging deeper. 2017 was devastating in so many ways. 2018 is the year to re-energize and restore faith in the power of words and music, and to work toward positive change instead of focusing on outrage and anger. So, very few shows in the first half of the year. I AM excited that my friend ellen cherry will be back in town for a house concert on March 10th… at our house! If you want information on that, sign up for the mailing list over there on the right. I’ll send an announcement around in a couple weeks. Tickets will be limited. It’ll be Diane and I doing a duet set and ellen cherry and Andrew Grim both playing. More soon…