Video: Sweet Sophia Tribute

Today is Sophia’s birthday. I wanted to honor her as she was such an important part of my life for so long. I wrote last song, “Sweet Sophia,” on Life, Death, and the Spaces Between, the day after I was told she had cancer and had but a few days left with us. I wrote this song with her in my arms. You can hear her meows in the song as I recorded her meows and her jingle bell collar rubbing up against me and the guitar neck. We always slept together anyway but once she became sick we were inseparable day and night. I didn’t leave her side. I don’t wish this pain on any creature. I will always love and miss her and looking at these photos of our life together reminds me of the gift I had in my very special friend. Always rescue your pets from shelters when you can. The most amazing gift will be waiting for you.

Photos from Americana Fest 2015!

Americana Fest after Calico Show at Hi HatNashville, TN’s Americana Fest 2015 was a blast! I had such a great time, learned so much, and saw so many wonderful artists and bands perform! I took a ton of photos which you can peruse here. There aren’t too many of me, haha, but my good friend Tiffany Shea captured this one of me after the Calico set at the Hi Hat, my hat properly askew after a long day of seeing Loretta Lynn, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, before heading over to catch Calico’s midnight set. It was worth it!

Americana Fest 2015 Photo Album