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  • The Singing Tree


    I am very pleased to share “The Singing Tree”, the first installment in a live performance series of new songs. The audio is our first take, which speaks to the exceptional musicianship of my friends and bandmates Maureen Andary, Sara Curtin, Logan Lamons, Alissa Moore, Ryan Walker and Dayana Yochim.

    A few months ago, my mom told me about a maple tree in the front yard of our Indianapolis home where she would gather the neighborhood kids and sing. I have tiny flickering memories of it, even though I was only a toddler when we lived there. I fell in love with the image, half remembered/half dreamed, and wrote this song.

    Special thanks to Atwood Magazine for premiering this new creation, and to Clubhill Media for capturing the magic.

    Follow The Cowards Choir on Spotify, where the audio for this video, and those that follow, will be streaming exclusively.

    As always, thank you for listening. Please enjoy and share.

    The roots go down… Deep into the soil they grow...



  • Growing

    Hello there.

    We’re well into the new year. Forgive me for the late greeting. 

    Songwriting has always been a way for me to say the things that can not be said with words alone. Now, perhaps more than ever, I am using melodies to process what is happening in our world. 

    I will not give in to fear. I continue to have hope. 

    In September, Miriam and I had a son. It seems like we have walked through a doorway and been given a new awareness that everything is deeper and wider than we once knew. 

    The pace of life is different. I have had many drowsy nights/early mornings to think and write. Sometimes, I play and sing for our little boy when he is calm and not kicking his bunny legs. I can’t describe to you what it does to me when he watches and listens intently. His momma and I love him so.

    I have been dreaming about what to create next. There is definitely something taking shape. For now, I will ask that you keep a look out and be willing to participate when the time comes… 

    I’m very excited to let you know that The Cowards Choir is expanding: Sara Curtin and Maureen Andary of The Sweater Set have graciously accepted my invitation join! They are both exceptional singers and musicians. Gonna be some four part harmony up in here, y’all! We’ve got plans to let you hear what that will sound like soon. 

    If you haven’t already, you can now order Name The Fear DVDs, vinyl, CDs and t-shirts here.  It is so fulfilling to realize that it was once just an idea, and now it exists thanks to so many generous advocates!

    Thank you for support and thank you for listening, friend. 

    More to come in 2017…

    - AZ