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The WTF Sessions Have Begun

Not what you're thinking. WTF = When They Fall. That's the title (at least for now) of our new CD that we've finally started recording! Interestingly enough, without any intention or planning, we've realized that every album of ours has a three word title. Not So Sure...

There’s Always Tomorrow

It's been 3 months since I've taken the time to blog about anything for our website. One of the other hats I'm wearing these days swallowed up my head and pushed all thought unrelated to it way far back into the recesses of my overwhelmed brain. The hat of which I...

Election Day 2018

Just got back from my little polling place - the fire station in Dexter Twp, Michigan. The turnout was nothing like 2016's Presidential election, but there was a line of well-behaved voters who had no idea which way the other would vote. We don't ask. We're not...

Voices Lost and Found

Thanks to Mike Ball and his Lost Voices organization, I have had the privilege of spending a week (on more than one occasion) adding music and sometimes melody to the powerful words of the phenomenal girls at Vista Maria who, at ages ranging from 12 - 17, have...

So Little Time…

This time of year is always rife with emotions from blissfully happy to supremely sad, and everything in between. Rod and I have been talking a lot about time and how we want to spend what's left of ours. Not PLANNING on going anywhere but with so many friends leaving...

FREE DOWNLOAD

We've been performing our new song "This Little Apple" since January and recorded it back in March with the intention of dropping it with some sort of fanfare but really, we just want to get it out there. So by popular request you can stream the recording here or...

Gratitude and A New Band!

June was one of those months where every show exceeded our expectations (and not just because we've learned that it's best not to have any). Packed with amazing musical experiences, we just kept pinching ourselves when we looked around the stage at the incredible...

"In This Town" is 10 years old!!

It's really hard to believe that 10 years have gone by since the release of our fifth recording "IN THIS TOWN"! For so many reasons this was a transitional album. Everything from what was happening in our personal lives to our professional lives influenced the...

Our Annual Trinity House Theatre Band Show!

If you don't know how much we love this venue, you may have missed a few things. First of all, we remember the very first time we performed at Trinity House Theatre was when we opened for the Tangerine Trousers, fronted by our friends, John & CJ...

Ringing out the old year!

At the time of this writing, there are only a few hours left of 2016. A year that many are looking back on with a mixture of "good riddance" and "can we please have a do over?!" A year with far too many losses in the arts and entertainment world at a time when we turn...

Far Too Many Losses

David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey, Paul Kantner, Maurice White, Harper Lee, Sonny James, George Martin, Keith Emerson & Greg Lake, Patty Duke, Merle Haggard, Prince, Guy Clark, Muhammad Ali, Ralph Stanley, Gene Wilder, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell, Gwen Ifill,...

Only Two More Shows in 2016

What is Horns for the Holidays? Horns for the Holidays is a grass roots organization founded in 1996 by Ken Kozora that connects used instruments with children who might not otherwise be able to afford an instrument of their own. How do we do this? YOUR HELP!  Please...

Little Tommy Saunders

Like most other musicians who adore him Rod and I first crossed paths with Tommy Saunders because of the music. He along with his sidekick and best friend “nearly Normal” Warren were co-hosts of the Folk-it! Show that aired on this wonderful independent internet radio...

One crazy beautiful road trip!

Its so easy to get caught up in how many people show up, how many CDs you sell, how much money you make, how many Facebook Likes you get, how many photos get posted, how many comments on the photos and the list goes on… yep. I’m guilty. But as we make our way down the...

Northern Spirit Radio and (NPR) Michigan Radio

It was an extreme privilege to once again work with the young ladies at Vista Maria in Dearborn Heights along side Mike Ball and Kitty Donohoe. Thanks to this wonderful organization called Lost Voices founded and run by Mike Ball, we were able to spend a week helping...

New Video!!

Super jazzed to present this video Charlie Steen filmed of us on July 9, 2016! Stay tuned for more from the concert inside the Chelsea Depot, but this is the only one we shot outside by the tracks. Just for fun!! Featuring the amazing Jason Dennie on Mando and vocals...

Happy June!

Before I bring you news from our small part of the world I wanted to say that we sure hope you're all surrounding yourselves with, and devouring as much peace, love and friendship as you can. The world is littered with scary, mean, hateful people but there are a...