The second single from the new album

”The Time Has Come“

I wrote my new single “The Time Has Come” with the intention of creating a climate justice anthem. As part of the release, I’m partnering with different organizations and individuals working in the climate movement, starting Saturday with the MAJIC May Day event (details below). We’re going to do some movement building while this gets out to the people!

“The Time Has Come” was written on the shore of Lake Michigan during my visiting artist residency in Leland through The Old Art Building two summers ago. I wrote it in response to a suggestion from my friend and hero Bill McKibben that the climate movement needs more anthems!

The first single from the new album

”Love yourself“

“Love Yourself” is the first single from my new album “My Heart is My Home.” Self-acceptance is a journey, and “Love Yourself” is a folk-country-soul anthem that reminds us to do our own healing work so that we can experience life and love more fully.  

I wrote this song in the aftermath of uncoupling, in an effort to turn my compassion toward myself and take responsibility to heal my own heart. If we expect others to make us whole, things get messy and feelings get hurt. But self-love opens a portal to divine love. This song wrote itself in 15 minutes and it felt like I was learning a song that already existed. 

We lost a lot of great human beings last year. “Love Yourself” is dedicated to the living spirit of Bill Withers, one of my heroes.



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Kickstarter update

We did it!

We reached all the stretch goals! After my project was fully funded, we kept going to pay it forward. 18 instruments are headed into the hands of young people and now an emerging artist who is dedicated to their craft will be given a two week residency at the House on the Hill at Earthwork Farm and a full day of recording at La Luna Recording and Sound!! Thank you all! You rock!

Stay tuned for the first single release on my birthday—April 1st!

Love and Dust,


This record is called “My Heart is My Home” and it has been built by independent creative professionals who are working for an equitable future and helping to create vibrant communities around them. These songs come from pain and healing, and are crafted with care as medicine for good humans navigating the perils and possibilities of life on Earth in the 21st-century.

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