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Track #10: "River Stones" - Audio Preview

Audio preview of the penultimate track on The Department of the West, “River Stones” re: mountains and rivers, rock cycles and life cycles. Recorded and mixed by Maryam Qudus at Tiny Telephone, San Francisco Mastered by Piper Payne at Infrasonic…

About Track #10: "River Stones"

Track 10 "River Stones"
I grew up near a creek and spent many afternoons searching for the smoothest rocks to try to skip across the water. I had no idea how long it had taken those stones to become so…

Two weeks til show time

Now's the time to grab your tickets via Brown Paper Tickets https://bpt.me/4426048 and join Gayle and I for a night of original Americana songwriting. We're both playing with excellent bands and I'm celebrating the release of The Department of the…

About Track #9: "The Other Side"

Track #9: "The Other Side"


When I returned to California more than 20 years ago I wasn't sure it would be permanent. I hopscotched around the Bay for more than a decade between bouts of travel, trying to decide, moving…

About Track 8: "Long Roads"

Track 8 on Department of the West: “Long Roads”

In the wake of the #Metoo movement I’ve felt both more empowered ...and outraged. This song reflects on my own long road to piping up and using my voice as a…

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"All Signs" on No Pigeonholes Radio

Thanks ⁦‪Don Campau‬⁩ for including “All Signs” from The Department of the West on the last episode of No Pigeonholes #radio  - European Edition - November 2019 program 1. Don has been producing the all genres, independent, underground and…

About Track 7: "My New Sweet"

Track 7 “My New Sweet” was written after inadvertently bitter muffins were served at a gathering of wise women ...and enjoyed. Perhaps more so than if they'd been sweetened. Talk ensued about how preferences change over time... I went home…