The Dreamers: Song Download

For last month’s download, I shared how the song “Lost In The Woods” had, itself, gotten lost between the promotion of my first album and the circumstances surrounding the release of my EP. “The Dreamers” was written at a similar time and met a comparable fate. Thankfully, it also found its way back to the

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Strings, Sails, and Sunsets

It feels so appropriate that Captain John inspired an issue about big dreams because I always say that he and Michelle gave me a dream job. In 2018, they reached out and asked me if I might be interested in performing sunset concerts on their catamaran, Second Chance. John and Michelle Hale at the helm

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Big Dreams

My “big dreams” started out small, though I guess they didn’t feel that way at the time. When I set out for St. John back in 2009, I just wanted to travel and play music. My move to the island at age 30 prompted me to apply for my first passport. When I was a

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Dreams > Doubts

I think that the biggest deterrent to our dreams is doubt. Some might argue it’s fear, and I’d say that’s true too, but fear is really just doubt on steroids. Some doubt is normal. It just can’t be greater than your dreams. If you believe that you can’t do something more than you believe that

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The Way Life Could Feel

At some point, “Big Dreams” require action. That action comes more easily when it feels inspired. But let’s face it – some days the “To Do” list that’s necessary to move in the direction of those dreams feels anything but inspiring. Recently a motivational quote floating around social media made its way into my Instagram

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Good For A Giggle

There is something important to note when it comes to Captain John’s “Quote of the Day.” ANYTHING you say is up for grabs. Sometimes, as with “The Dreamers,” it is drawn from an inspirational moment. Other times, however, it may be influenced by a turn of phrase that elicits a mischievous chuckle (a “that’s what

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The Muse

When I first composed “The Dreamers” I was thinking about the powerful impressions formed by music and art; the potential for a song, novel, or painting to leave people uplifted, hopeful and empowered, rather than sad, angry, or afraid. I recognize that all art has its place, but sometimes I wonder what the world would

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Never Boring: January 2022 Soundtrack

Another lifetime ago when people still made mix tapes, someone close to me explained that music was the soundtrack to our lives and he didn’t want my soundtrack to be boring.  Every month, I will curate a Spotify playlist inspired by the latest issue of LIVING. LOVING. GROWING. online magazine. Heads up – I love

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Track Highlight

Well, if you want to sing out, sing outAnd if you want to be free, be free‘Cause there’s a million things to beYou know that there are– Yusuf / Cat Stevens Click image to listen on Spotify I have always loved the simplicity of this message. If you want to do something, do it. If

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Prompted: By Big Dreams

Behind ‘Prompted”: In July 2020, I was approached by an intern at PBS and asked to take part in a creative video project for their “American Portrait” series. The concept was simply to create a 20-60 second video of any kind that responded to the prompt “At This Point In My Life…” I decided to write a

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