NEW FREE DOWNLOAD: Earth on Fire, Hearts on Ice

NEW FREE DOWNLOAD: Earth on Fire, Hearts on Ice

This song was born out of distress and anger about the despoiling of the natural world. In the end it felt like a prayer.

Black Madonna: A Song of Forgiveness (Free Download)

Black Madonna: A Song of Forgiveness (Free Download)

In 1981, two white supremacists brutally murdered an eighteen-year-old black boy in Mobile, Alabama. During the trial, there was an astounding moment: one of the men expressed true sorrow for what he had done. Everyone took a breath. And the…

Back Story:  Feels Like Dying, Feels Like Bliss

Back Story: Feels Like Dying, Feels Like Bliss

I wrote this song after a period of loss. First my sister died, then my mother. I held their hands as they breathed their last breaths, and deeply felt these sacred encounters with impermanence. Yet their deaths were not unexpected….

Rosemary:  The Back Story

Rosemary: The Back Story

I wrote this song many years ago but have continued to like the feeling of it, so I wanted to record it. It has a kind of Irish flavor. My kids were upset with me when they first heard it…

Back Story: There is a Light

Back Story: There is a Light

This song was written for my dear friend, Bill Bolling, who has run the Atlanta Food Bank for over thirty-five years. Bill is real smart and could have made a lot of money, but has chosen instead to build a…

Stay Awake with Me:  The Back Story

Stay Awake with Me: The Back Story

It’s October and I’m sitting around the kitchen table with my wife and close friend, Thomas Atum. This earth is dry. It hasn’t rained in months. The threat of forest fire is most palpable this time of year in California….