the thread

I am very happy to announce the release of “the thread,” a long-distance songwrting collaboration project with the remarkably gifted ellen cherry, from Baltimore, MD. The project actually has roots all the way back to 2005 when I was on tour for “Sweet Is The Anchor.” My band played a show to exactly two people in Baltimore – one of which was ellen cherry. We struck up a friendship then and there and at some point got the idea to try to write a few songs together. Between our busy schedules of touring and making our own albums we managed to meet up in Chicago a few times – and once in Baltimore during Hurricane Irene – to write, re-write and record. The album comes out tomorrow, Tuesday, May 3rd. You can listen to the title song in the video below, featuring Diane Christiansen’s animation, “the monkey mind in full […]