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Kindness

Playing music is such a strange way to walk through this world. It’s a total roller coaster experience, with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows sometimes found within the confines of a single day. It’s a juggling … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynryd is a little bit like Jesus, at least in the way that public perception of them doesn’t match the reality. Skynyrd is generally viewed as the music of choice for pickup driving, mullet wearing, Confederate flag-waving Southerners. It’s … Continue reading

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Carry the Fire

Another day, another tragedy. This time, in San Bernadino. I really don’t know what to say anymore. I’m heartbroken for these folks.  . In a book I once read called “The Road”, written by Cormac McCarthy, a father and his … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2015

Hey y’all. I’m writing this to you just before the clock strikes Midnight and officially rolls over to Thanksgiving. I wanted to write a brief note and share some thoughts with you. 2015 has brought into focus more than any … Continue reading

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“To A Band That I Loved”

The title of this blog post is the title of the last song on Jason Isbell’s excellent new album, “Something More Than Free.” It’s a touching and poetic ode to the connection created between artist and listener, a tribute paid to … Continue reading

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I Dare You To Move

This is a map made with the best infrared telescopes we have, cataloging 43,000 galaxies relatively close to ours. Each tiny little dot represents a galaxy like the Milky Way. Scientists’ best guess (and it is a guess) on the … Continue reading

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What is it really like to play music for a living?

I get a lot of comments and questions from people at my shows regarding the title subject, and I always seem to hear one of a few things. Folks either comment on how fortunate I am to be doing something I … Continue reading

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The Machine (And How It Relates To Music)

Garth Brooks came out with a new record recently. It is called “Man Against Machine.” I had to laugh a little bit when I found out about it, because when Garth Brooks appeared on the scene, he very much represented … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll

I recently played at the Fandana Festival in Huntington. My (current) favorite band in the world, NEEDTOBREATHE, was also playing the festival, and I got the privilege of watching them perform. Standing just a few feet from the stage, with … Continue reading

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Paper Planes

We get highAnd just pass on throughIf you get knocked downDon’t let it be what makes you, you I used to be afraid of myselfI used to not know who I could be But now, I’m just free We’re like … Continue reading

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