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My love of folk music began with my playing music with the Seeger family when I went to their summer camp in Vermont as a child. From there, I began to expand my repertoire, and added songs from Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Hank Williams, Kate Wolf and many others too numerous to name. After playing many venues New York, I relocated to the West Coast for several years and continued my passion for performing there. I recently moved back to my hometown of NYC, and am enjoying reconnecting with my folk roots here.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

"Love at the Five and Dime" by Nanci Griffith

"Dance a Little Closer to Me"
(I took this shot of my Contra dance buddies several years ago)
I have always loved Nanci Griffith. During the 1990's, I went to every concert she gave within a 50 mile radius of Santa Cruz, Ca where I used to live. I worked out her arrangement to this song in open tuning by carefully watching and listening to her. 

I have been in many bands over the years, none of which managed to stay together long enough to get anywhere, and the song certainly speaks to that in a humorous way. This is why when I perform, 
I still  mainly perform solo.  

I remember mon amie Pascale with this shot. We used to go Contra Dancing together oh so many years ago now. When this was taken, we had just spent the weekend at the Harvest Moon Dance in Santa Barbara.
She is dancing with her former husband in their living room before the dance.
Pascale died tragically and too soon a few years ago.
But this is how I always remember her,
so full of life and eternally dancing...

The clip below is my version, taken at a live performance I gave at a music festival in Santa Cruz.

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