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Songs Style

The traditional musician and the writer in me meet when it comes to songs that tell a story.  All good songs do, to some extent, but most are a vignette:  a snapshot in the middle of (implied) backstory and perhaps resolution.  This is p…

Song Styles

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with two songs that offer somewhat different takes on the same theme:No Roots – Alice MertonLone Ranger – Rachel PlattenAs is my wont, I’ve turned these songs over in search of characters I can connect them to … and come up…

Song Styles

Preparing for a wedding in October where the bride requested Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah for walking down the aisle – just for her specifically, so I’ll be playing the Irish tune “Southwind” for the bridal party and then switching when she and her fathe…