Not Just Fiddlin’ Around

I believe music is about more than sound. Music is also about people, places, stories, and history–and knowing this context can make even sounds “themselves” infinitely more powerful. Therefore, instead of merely posting my own songs, I want to share the historical contexts, investigations, and creative processes that inspired and informed them.

If you’re a songwriter, musician, historian, folky, or just music-lover, I hope these articles inspire you to engage with America’s musical past on your own, whether on this website or beyond.

So please click on an article and start a conversation!


Dead Objects

Dead Objects

They used to be superstars, but now they’re prisoners of silent cases: The lives of museum instruments.

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