It’s About U.S.
The 2016 election made me (and many others) increasingly aware of how many Americans feel like strangers—even enemies—with those who express different political ideas. But I don’t believe we’re as far apart as we seem. Moreover, I believe that if we better understood our differences, they might not so easily fuel hatred and contempt.
Therefore, for the rest of this year, I’ll be doing a project I’m calling “It’s About U.S.” I’ll periodically post articles, ideas, videos, songs, and more (of my own and others) on improving how we talk to each other. I’ll end in December by performing a brief fundraising tour along the East coast with my fiddles, tap shoes, and looper.
Please click on a post below to follow along, and if you feel inspired, make a donation to Better Angels here.
Challenge labels with Better Angels bumper stickers
A song dedicated to my late fiddle teacher, Stacy Phillips
Where we’re going and how to get tickets!
Support for The Tennessean’s “On Civility” series by David Plazas
How to support my December tour and Better Angels
Inspirational artists who build bridges
Bridging divides with bluegrass music.
Learning to talk on the internet
Learning to talk with my neighbors
How I’ve tried to hear “AllSides” when I get my news.
My mission statement in song and how you can get involved!