Songwriting & performing
Writing folk songs means writing stories with a guitar instead of a reporter's laptop (like I did in my first career). Now a social worker in Springfield, VT, I moonlight virtually and in person across greater New England to carry on the folk music tradition. Writing songs comes from somewhere deep inside and forces itself into expression on the guitar and vocally. Hope you enjoy the lyrics and music!
Songwriting and performing have led to folk music CDs including "Letting Go" in 2009 and "Love is Hard" in 2010. A new album, Roads, debuts June 4, 2023. Gigs featuring my folk songs range from the Hygienic Acoustic Festival in New London CT to a songwriter in the round show at Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls, VT., also the host of the Roads album release party.
A love of songwriting and performing first grew from a reverence for poets John Keats, Adrienne Rich and W.H. Auden, then led to scrutiny of the lyrical power and showmanship of folk music legends Janis Ian, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and Tracy Chapman. Like them, I combine storytelling and portraits with the themes of love, loss and the human condition.