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Cry to the Moon (New Video)

Enjoy this rollicking little video we made for NPR's Tiny Desk Contest this year! Whee...! Sign up to receive seasonal newsletters like these, as well as concert and workshop announcements pertinent to your...

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Musings on the West…

If like me you're feeling pretty wintry and less outwardly festive in this new year, may I recommend a good documentary for these dark days? I recently watched "Ken Burns: The West," and WOW ~ heartbreaking and beautiful and intense! ...to learn this...

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Wintry Musings…

Dear friends ~ I write you in the midst of wild times on Earth, in hopes that you and your loved ones are happy and well in this midwinter time... I've been struck so deeply as of late with our human plight, and the plight of the planet, that...

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Angelfire (New Lyric Video)

In honor of the Solstice we have deepened into... ...and in remembrance that this is still only the beginning of winter. In the dark days and long nights to come, may we savor these times with quietude, reflection, stillness, and a slow but diligent...

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Prayers for the Fires (New Video)

I'm posting this song today as a prayer for my friends and family currently affected by the fires in Southern California. I think of you every day, sending prayers for safety and sweet air. . . I also pray that in the wake of these fires, we dedicate ourselves even...

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Why #fromthewild?

Why #fromthewild? Why not #intothewild? Well because although I do go into the natural world for remembrance of this fact, the truth is that I am of this stuff just as much as any sinewy creature, any legged or leggy growing thing, anything that grasps or...

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Wild Homecoming

I like to think that going into the wilds is like coming home, returning to a place that makes sense in a real way. For it is here that herbs and flowers grow, here where clean waters flow... Perhaps there is some element of escapism at work as well, but...

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On Wildcrafting…

On Wildcrafting, and Being a Living Part of the Land: ✧ Though absorption into music, dance, or even community are homecomings in their own right, it's possible there is no time I am happier and more at-home than when wildcrafting plant friends. Perhaps...

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Full Disclosure

In the interest of full transparency, I will share that in addition to what I mentioned in my previous post ("You are Loved"), not only am I enjoying rooting for the first time in 8 years, growing gardens and other simple delights ~ but in the larger picture I've had...

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You are Loved…

Dear ones ~ I just wanted to write a little personal note to let you know why I don't plan to be touring this year... Ahh, don't worry, we are working hard on music, and though the longing to share it is great, there are times when we artists must go inside our caves...

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Grief Heals

Theme of the day: GRIEF 💦 Ahh, if only we would make a practice of grieving *something* every day, I imagine the world would be a much healthier place. We do too good a job of pasting on a happy face, pretending everything is okay, or else hardening ourselves with...

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Earth Day?

Oops, I'll confess that it slipped my mind it was Earth Day today ~ for me that's every damn day, and any day I forget that is a sad, lost, and lonesome one. Though being a part of 'civilization' doesn't always make sense to me, being amongst the wild and endemic...

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On Privilege…

This feels like a risqué subject to broach, as it calls us out, those of us who are trying to be "conscious" and self-aware and good stewards of this world ~ but who may be driven unconsciously by mindsets of **Privilege** we don't even know we hold. But potentially...

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Honoring Winter’s Cave…

…it is okay to go into the winter deep, to rest, and to fully give ourselves **time** for the practice of emptying, clearing, refining. The light will return when it does ~ please don’t force it prematurely. The bud must stay closed until it is ripe, and now is the time to root down, finding nourishment in the dark of the hard winter soil, trusting it’s okay to leave the skeletal branches of our lives bare and exposed to the reality of the cold world.

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