MSP

I'm kicking off the New Year with a mellow tune about love and longing in Minnesota, where I spent most of my 20s. It's called “MSP” (named after the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport) and loosely inspired by a time when my…

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Shady Lady

The seeds of “Shady Lady” came from walking through Brookside Gardens, a local botanical park, in the springtime. I loved the idea of using plant names like “shady lady”, “weeping willow”, and “black eyed susan” to tell a story about…

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Tolstoy

I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Rockville neighbor and new friend Lesley Lightfoot through a local songwriters group to bring this duet to life. Funny what talent is sitting in your own neighborhood! “Tolstoy” is a story…

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Country Fan

It was so fun to team up with Loui Za again after Cruise Christmas for this song of summer! I have long believed everyone is a country fan come June no matter your normal taste. It's the season of road…

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Santa Fe

Here's another one from the high school sessions that Jason Schraub and I pulled out of the vault and produced last year.  We imagined this song as a western - an open-road journey to find an ex lover who you…

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Prayer Song

Back in high school, Jason Schraub and I wrote a song together, which I can only describe as gospel music meets teen angst  - an anthem for the religiously disinclined - and it's been stuck in our heads all these…

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Cruise Christmas

There's no good way to say that you've produced and recorded an original Christmas song, yet here we are. Hosting the holidays can be stressful, and sometimes you've just got to get away. I wrote "Cruise Christmas" to be loosely…

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