Hello friends. These days I am thinking a lot about the virtues of learning from the masters of the past. This month I team up with my friend, carpenter poet Bill Thibodeau for a new song to express that point of view. Join us in the kitchen!
Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. I sing an old Civil Rights era song with new verses for Saturday’s 200+ Women’s Marches around the country. In this issue of “The Kitchen Musician” we are also joined by Billy Walsh and his sixth graders.
The struggle continues. We meet in the kitchen!
In my family, we often mark important events by writing a song. This month I share a new song to celebrate the marriage of my son Andrew to Christine. Please join me in the kitchen for “I Thee Wed”.
Most songwriters I know at one time or another have a difficult time getting off the starting blocks with their writing. My song this month imagines what that must have been like for some writers I admire. Join me in the kitchen as I share “Empty Paper and a Pen.”
I have always enjoyed old fables. Here is one that I put into a song. I present to you, “The Frog and the Scorpion”, a cautionary tale for modern listeners. Step into my kitchen!
This month I got a little inspiration from a phoebe who nested in the rafters of my front porch. Of course, this inspiration settled into a song. Come into my kitchen and I will share it with you!