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RESIDENCY SET LIST 10/20: TY TAYLOR & SIERRA BOGGESS

11/16/18

You could find a dictionary definition of “charisma,” or you could just watch Ty Taylor. Here is a guy who pulls an audience right to him, whether he’s in a stadium in front of 50,000 people or he’s doing a solo show in a small theater. To get to be on stage with someone who is so in command of his craft, so committed to making music and sharing joy, is one of the great pleasures of my life.  Given the strength of our musical connection, I’m always kind of surprised to remember that Ty and I actually don’t knowRead More »

HAPPY 15th ANNIVERSARY

10/19/18

I wrote a song in 2010 to celebrate the fact that Georgia Stitt and I had, at that point, made it through ten years of our relationship. Today marks our 15th wedding anniversary (so we’ve been together for eighteen years now…!). Everything I wrote in the song back then is even truer now – we survive and thrive because we are held up by an extraordinary community of friends and family and musicians and actors and school parents and teachers and babysitters and assistants and agents and lawyers and dogwalkers and, maybe most importantly, spirits from the heavens watching overRead More »

RESIDENCY SET LIST 9/17: THE AMAZING MR. JORDAN

10/4/18

If you just stand next to Jeremy Jordan on a train platform or in line at the corner deli, you might not realize he’s a phenomenon. Some people announce themselves merely by their presence, the tilt of their head, their laugh; that’s not Jeremy. Instead, he’s the kind of natural wonder that sneaks up on you – is he really polite or really shy?, I find myself asking all the time – backing into the spotlight, deflecting, self-deprecating. And then he opens up his mouth to sing, and you realize you’ve been standing in a tornado the whole time. WeRead More »

9/11/18

9/11/18

In memory.

IN TRIBUTE TO THE QUEEN OF SOUL

8/20/18

I saw Aretha Franklin perform live only once. In June 1997, probably as my birthday present, my Dad somehow got tickets to the opening night of the JVC Jazz Festival, which was called “Aretha’s Gospel Crusade for AIDS.” In the course of the evening, there was speeching, preaching, and performances by Joshua Nelson and Bobby Jones and The Canton Spirituals, and then, in the midst of all that, there was The Queen. True to the concert’s billing, there was no “Respect,” no “Freeway of Love,” no “Natural Woman”; this was full-on gospel, with the New Jersey Mass Choir supporting ArethaRead More »

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