Tag Archives: tour stories

The “w” part of musician/writer/teacher/parking lot attendant

On this blog I blab a lot about being a musician and a teacher. Now it’s time to talk about my writing, especially since I HAVE A BOOK! Besides, I’m blind in one eye so you really don’t want to … Continue reading

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Baby, let’s drive all day – a folk singer on tour

When Dolly Parton goes on tour, she has a deluxe tour bus, a fleet of semis, a huge crew and a full band. When I go on tour, it’s in a Toyota I pack myself. I’m not complaining — if … Continue reading

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The making of Dare, part two: Sometimes it’s about the conversations

As you could see from part one, I’ve started recording my new album, Dare, and I’m sharing the journey with you because you know how singer-songwriters are – we can’t help talking about ourselves.  Here’s another post about me. Hope … Continue reading

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The making of Dare, part one: Sometimes it’s about the food

I’m recording Dare, my tenth album. Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? Back when I did my touring with Wilma Flintstone, I did it full time and that meant putting out a new album every two or three years. While I still … Continue reading

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Drive All Night, so far

I’m writing a collection of tour stories that’ll be published in 2014 by Bella Books. A few of you have asked about it. First, I’ve got two books. The one tentatively titled Drive All Night has a publishing deal. My … Continue reading

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Paper wars

Today I was doing one of my favorite parts of my work – posting flyers to advertise guitar lessons.  I know, you thought that with my glamorous jobs (musician, teacher, and writer) that someone else did all that. It’s true that … Continue reading

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Through snow, through rain, through tangled tire chains

As I played at the bar in Spokane, I could see the snow falling outside. Big fluffy flakes drifted to the ground as I made my way through my set. As a native of the desert, I hadn’t had much … Continue reading

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