Tag Archives: Soul

Shine Out Bright for You

Notes My father was a Quaker pacifist who worked in the defense industry and once went to jail for beating up a guy.  I was taught from an early age that true power meant never having to fight, but I … Continue reading

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Walk on By

Notes I love when Rebecca sings this song.  It’s a pretty simple little break-up song with lyrics I know I’ve stolen from other places, but the way Rebecca sings it makes the song very fresh and very real to me. … Continue reading

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Second Street Blues

Notes The lyrics are taken directly from a walk I took one day near my work.  As I walked, I hummed tunes into my phone and came up with stanzas based on what I saw and heard.  It’s interesting to … Continue reading

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A Little Wine

Notes Midway through February Album Writing Month (FAWM) we ended up with a deluge of rain.  It was Friday night, just before the rain really broke loose, and Amy and I had been enjoying a wonderful evening of dinner and … Continue reading

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Little Bird

Notes The first song written and the first song on the album, Little Bird is an homage to our dog, Sarah, who has this funny little bird call she does when she wants to go out for a walk.  One … Continue reading

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Summer of 1966

I’m doing some prep for the show on Saturday, getting together some details about the summer of 1966 – the summer when “You Can’t Hurry Love” was released by The Supremes and became an international hit. What do you remember about the summer of 1966? Continue reading

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Walk on By (Practice Track)

Rebecca and I have been practicing for weeks, now, getting ready to play Honolulu Harry’s on Saturday night (June 5), and during practice I keep turning on the recorder on my phone to give us an idea of how we’re sounding. This is one of those recordings – “Walk on By” – and it shines a light on the creative process as Rebecca and I play with different vocal lines and harmonies. Continue reading

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Summertime

The first song I ever performed competitively was “Summertime” by George Gershwin from the opera Porgy and Bess. Continue reading

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