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Kirk Avenue Music Hall

Hi all

What a fantastic night of music at the Kirk Avenue Music Hall (http://www.kirkavenuemusic.com/) last night!   Two sets of three songwriters-in-the-round doing four songs each.   Each performer brought their own unique style -- from the mellow…
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Danielle Miraglia

Hello all.

Quick note to rave about Danielle Miraglia (http://www.daniellem.com/).  I saw her at the 3rd Street Coffeehouse in Roanoke on March 14.   What a treat!  

When Danielle gets her feet stomping on that stomp-box, the…
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First Critique

(The following is an article recently submitted to the newsletter of the Southwest Virginia Songwriters Association -- SVSA).

It’s an honor and a pleasure to be asked, as one of the newest members of the SVSA, to write an…
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I AM a singer-songwriter

I am a singer-songwriter. I write down random lyrics on little slips of paper, only to lose them and then reunite with them like old friends when I find them years later stuck to chewing gum under the back seat…
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2009 resolutions

Well, it's that time of year again, where I get all philosophical and start to think about all the things I want to accomplish in the coming year.  It seems that there's never enough time to do the things you…
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Sposa

I'm not a big opera buff. But this song has always made me stop in my tracks and drop everything for the 5-6 minutes it takes to listen.

Two elements I think we've lost in modern music: patience, and…
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Time goes by...

Funny.  It's been months since I posted anything here.  Since then, I've nearly completed the kids' room and learned how to refurbish 120-year-old double-hung windows, torn out a ceiling in my hallway, gained a few pounds, written another song, taken…
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3rd Steet -- Many Thanks

Well, my long-awaited gig as the featured performer at the 3rd Street Coffeehouse has come and gone.  It was a real pleasure.  I had a blast.  Thanks to all those who came out to spend the time with me, and…
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KIVA Rocks

I got a chance to play a few songs this past weekend, along with some other talented folks, at Happy Hollow Park, for the adoring fans of the Donahue family and KIVA.  It was a blast.  Thanks for asking, Chip…
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Who?

My daughter went to see "Horton Hears a Who" with her kindergarten class a while ago. In case you're not familiar with the story (I'm not), it's about an elephant named Horton who hears a small creature (a Who) talking…
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House

I want to be like House -- the brilliant but personally reprehensible doctor who's the main character in the television show by the same name (I'll assume, for the sake of this post, that you know the character).  I want…
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Ronald MacDonald House

I was privileged to play at the Ronald MacDonald House in Roanoke last night.  Thanks to Gary Hunt for hooking me up, and for your other volunteer work.  What a great evening!  

I didn't know the place existed before…