In other news:
First, I am pleased and very honored to be a participant in a special publishing project: Music, The Carrier of Intention in 49 Jewish Prayers. This project includes stories and essays from dozens of amazing Jewish artists, musicians, educators and clergy, all of whom have been invited to share their thoughts on a particular prayer in the liturgy. I chose "Lev Tahor", because my setting of that text has figured prominently in my healing journey of the last ten months and because the song continues to resonate for me on a deep level. I have submitted all of my materials and look forward to the publication of the collection in the fall. Click on the highlighted link above to find out more about all the participants in the project.
Next, just a few copies of "HOME", the 'zine/songbook, remain on hand. They are $11 including shipping to anywhere in the USA. Use the contact form to contact me about ordering a copy. These will be available by mail through May 15, after which time I will have them at live shows only. I do not plan to make another run of these so they will remain very rare and when they're gone, they're gone.
Finally, my school year is beginning to wind down. It has been a year of tremendous growth, not all of it easy but ultimately all of it very profound and powerful. I am honored by the patience that family and friends have shown me during this wild ride, especially during the late fall and early winter when I was in recording and post-production of "Ten Miles". My last day of teaching in Portland is May 23 at Congregation Beth Israel. Then it's off to Kansas to see my friends in Overland Park for a month-long music residency at Congregation B'nai Jehudah. When I return to Portland I'll be playing a few casual, local shows, so check the calendar page in June for details.
I hope you're all looking forward to a great summer filled with music and joy!