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I spoke with Andrew Daly of Vinyl Writer recently. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: I think that when you are telling stories, you are always telling your story. In songwriting it’s more important to tell the truth than the facts. And your truth is informed by your story. So when I’m writing a story … MORE
I’m happy to announce a brand new February Master Class with my friend Mary Gauthier. We’re teaming up to bring you “Writing Songs from Behind Someone Else’s Eyes.” In this workshop, we’ll take a deep dive into creating authentic narrators, breaking through writer’s block, and tapping into the power of empathy. We’ll also have a VERY special guest … MORE
The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury landed in No Depression’s year-end reader’s poll of the best albums of 2020. I’m so proud of this project and thrilled that Mickey’s songs have reached some new ears. Thanks to all of the No Depression readers who voted for this “little record that … MORE
Many thanks to AllMusic.com for naming The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury one of the best Americana albums of the year. From AllMusic: ****One of America’s finest songwriters offers a deep, revelatory dive into the songs of the late, great Mickey Newbury. This was a really a special project to … MORE
I’m very proud to announce that my latest album, The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury, has been included in Folk Alley’s Top 20 of 2020. This was a labor of love project, something I wanted to do for years but with no idea how it would be received. Mickey Newbury had a … MORE
Happy Halloween! I’ve just released “The Cruel Mother”, a Child Ballad from the 17th century which has been sung myriad times since, with varying melodies, lyrics and even with different titles (The Greenwood Side, Greenwood Sidey, etc.) . It’s a ghost story – most certainly meant as a cautionary tale for unwed mothers. Barry Walsh … MORE
I talked with Brandon Harrington recently for his podcast, Surviving The Music Industry. We had a wide (really wide!) ranging chat and you can listen to the whole thing wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Or click on the link below. From SMI: Daughter of a screen and Civil-Rights writer and housewife Gretchen Peters fully … MORE
It’s important to pause and consider this album for what it really is – an homage to Mickey Newbury, a songwriter who shaped Gretchen Peters’ own lyrical scope, for sure, but also an album where Peters, a gifted songwriter in her own right, offers, above all else, respect. The Songs Of Mickey Newbury isn’t a … MORE
Many thanks and much love to the folks at The Alternate Root, who have included The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury in their Top Albums So Far in 2020 list. The coronavirus has not stopped a lot of great music from being released this year; I’m proud to be included … MORE
On August 20th at 9pm UK time (3pm Central US time) I’ll be joined by Barry Walsh for an online show hosted by our friends at Destination Country. You can buy tickets here. We hope to see lots of you there!
I had the pleasure of talking with fellow songwriter Chris Lindsey of the Pitch List podcast recently. We talked about songwriting, Nashville, and of course, Mickey Newbury. From Pitch List: Based in Nashville, TN, songwriter Chris Lindsey (Every Time I Hear That Song” / Blake Shelton, “Poison and Wine” / The Civil Wars) has set … MORE
The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury appears at the top of the UK Official Country Albums Chart this week. I’m so proud and thrilled that this little record has found so many fans and it makes me especially happy to know that a lot of them are discovering Mickey Newbury’s music … MORE
Folk Radio UK (FRUK) has posted a review of The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury. An excerpt: …a suitably twangsome cover of the train time boogie Why You Been Gone So Long with (Barry) Walsh on a Jerry Lee piano break and he and Kim Richey on backing vocals. From … MORE