Happy New Year to You. I hope and pray that this year brings great good things to you and yours, and lots of love and good cheer throughout.

Here, as we're in the midst of several Woody Guthrie tributes and…


Filey Brigg

Filey Brigg

Didn't wanna go

But then, it's so good to be gone

 Here along the beach

The North Sea sings her song Seagulls wake me Make me shake the time  Right the wrongs Sometimes it takes a whole lot… Read more

"Sometimes I feel very sad....."

Was running just a little bit late to Bell Labs Studios the other day.  It was our last day to mix the VAGABONDE record-- finally!  But I was also running out of gas, so stopped at the Love's at Exit…

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C'était le temps des fleurs

Yahia, my dear old friend, used to say unequivocally that Paris was "La Plus Belle Ville du Monde." 

Which surely must be true.

But the Metro smelled like piss.

Maybe every metro smells like piss. I took the RER from… Read more

Reste de l'or.

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf, So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day … Read more

Just another day.....

Part I: 

Feel like I'm from a different epoch, a different century, maybe I'm just back to the future, maybe I'm from another planet.  I haven't flown IN YEARS.  Who are these strange creatures?  What is this incredible security system.…

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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!


It was after midnight when our train pulled into the station just beyond the outskirts of town. Why a train station outside of town?  It was late and we were in Portugal.  Little made sense.  The few passengers who got

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It's astounding.
Left Okemah one week ago today to play at the South East Regional Folk Alliance in NorthCarolina and to do some songwriting in Nashville along the way....

And just before leaving, I threw some moonflower and morning glory… Read more

but i'm still,..... willin'

So, it's dusk, and I'm just East of Memphis, driving back from Nahsville...

Rockin' out to John Hiatt's latest, Mystic Pinball, re-living the fantastic show he and his band had put on the previous night, I suddenly gather that there…