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 songs, I wanted to share the contexts that inspire and inform them.
Why Tennessee’s Confederate Monuments Aren’t Coming Down
A Braver Angels Conversation about striving for unity AND racial justice in Biden’s America
In Polarizing Times, Braver Angels Songwriting Contest Seeks To Reunite America
A conversation about selected entries from the BA songwriting contest
Launching “National Songwriting Contest” as Braver Angels’ new “Director of Cultural Engagement”
Bridging divides with bluegrass music.
Dealing with Nashville’s hidden Confederate history
The story of how the ACA saved my life, and a song asking Americans to save it.
History taught me to appreciate my mom and buy her a better gift!
They used to be superstars, but now they’re prisoners of silent cases: The lives of museum instruments.
Lost loves and lost soldiers: the story of a Civil War song we can’t forget.