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On November 4, we must be the adults in the room

This weekend, white supremacists from all over the country tried to take over Charlottesville, VA. They showed up with more firepower than the state police and used pickup trucks as weapons. Before the weekend was over, the senseless violence that necessarily follows from their vile rhetoric had killed Heather Heyer and injured many others. At […]

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Get a Sneak Peak of “Personally”

Dear Friends, Just after the election last year, I wrote a protest song called “Personally,” in response to people in my life telling me not to take it personally that they voted for Trump. The song has been a big hit at protests around the Pacific Northwest, so I decided to make a recording in […]

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An open letter to the pro-Trump counter protesters I met at yesterday’s Seattle’s Refuse Fascism rally

Today, I had the privilege of playing my new song “Personally” (and a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine”) at the Refuse Fascism rally and march in Cal Anderson Park. We were joined by a handful of pro-Trump counter protesters. I talked with some of them after my set. Below is a letter I’ve written to […]

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New Original Song – If They Come For You, I’ll Be There

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” – Martin Niemöller

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New Cover: To Make You Feel My Love

  You can get a free download of this song (and a bunch of other great free downloads) by signing up for my mailing list here: https://madmimi.com/signups/79634/join I’m going to start posting more of these covers, and what better place to start than this classic song? I’ve loved it since forever because it conveys such longing and loss, and those […]

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Photos from #Scoble50 at City Winery in Napa

I have had the distinct honor of knowing the hilarious and brilliant Robert Scoble (a.k.a. Scobleizer) for a decade now. Robert and his wonderful wife Maryam threw a stunning, lively party in Napa to celebrate his 50th birthday and they invited me to sing a few songs along with Pete Stringfellow, Roem Baur, Philip Nelson, Clint […]

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Idina Menzel on Crossing Over and Breaking Out

This weekend, Broadway megastar Idina Menzel was given Billboard’s “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” award, thanks in large part to her epic hit “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen. I’m proud to say that I loved Idina before she was cool, in those years when she was trying to cross over from originating great roles in […]

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On Singing, Sierra Boggess, and Being Enough

I had a beautiful opportunity to go to New York for just one short day this week. One of my favorite performers, Sierra Boggess, is wrapping up a run in my all-time favorite musical Phantom of the Opera, and I felt a strong call to go see her perform. I’ve been aware of Sierra’s work since I […]

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A Modest Suggestion for #NMOS14 in #Seattle

**TRIGGER WARNING**  Racism, police violence. Major Update, August 14, 10:00am – last update here See the Facebook event for continued information. (click here) Major Update, August 11, 5:00pm: We’ve found a venue! When: 4pm on August 14th – with 60 seconds of silence at 4:20pm, followed by song Where: Queen Anne Baptist Church (2011 1st Ave N) […]

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