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Here’s my pitch:

A weekly email newsletter containing one short written piece, one curated recommendation (music/podcast/article/other) and one item of mine. That’s all.

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You may already know and enjoy my music, but you might also have friends who don't know about it yet. And that gives you your edge – you know how to find the good, lesser-known stuff. So feel free to send one of my emails to someone you think might like it.

When I started making my original work over a decade ago, I played tiny shows to get started. Every contact was personal, I would try to find the most intimate venues well-suited to my particular way of playing. I was ever-so-precious about it: I like the sound of headroom and I like to play quiet.

I started to question my choices after one booker said, “the more people drink during your set, the more you'll get paid, so make sure you fill the place."

"Of course!" I thought, "That's why I wrote these songs to begin with, to sell beer."

But did they offer me a cut of those beer sales?

Nope.

I managed to sell quite a bit of beer. But eventually I wore myself out doing that.

So my newsletter is "sponsored" by a deep love of the art and craft of music. I find stuff I like and include it. (Over time, I hope that my subscribers - you - will also be the best source for the music I share here.)

If you’re interested in checking out what musicmaking really means to me and the musicians I run with, on every level, then you might enjoy this newsletter.

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