"Shine for all the world - and we DO mean ALL THE WORLD, don't we!" Mike Farris is telling us about the theme of his Grammy-winning roots and blues album - singing with a voice clear like the buzzy edge of lager at the Dream Festival last night.
A boy stood up in my choir many years ago and made up a song on the spot: “My old bones won’t get me around! … So, I’ll just have to lie on the ground!” The song was hilarious in the moment, but became all the moreso over the years that I have sung it with children, be...
These are the words of Rainer Maria Rilke, from his small book, “Letters to a Young Poet”. Maybe you know that he was a poet and mystic, deeply faithful and probing the big questions of life and also prone to depression and despair.
When I go to a concert, it is "meet" the person who makes the music I love. To get up close and personal (in row 582). So, I understand when people ask me what the "story" is behind the writing of certain songs. Here is one such story: