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  • I Took A Drive - Second Song in 'The Singing Tree' Series

    Friend, here is the second installment of The Singing Tree series produced by Clubhill Media, “I Took A Drive”. Popdose is premiering the video exclusively. The audio will be available to stream on Spotify August 4th.

    Once again, Alissa Moore, Dayana Yochim, Logan Lamons, Maureen Andary, Ryan Walker and Sara Curtin performed beautifully.



    There is a house tucked away in the neighborhood nearby. In the front lawn, a cross stands. Upon it is draped an American flag. In November, the colors were brightly lit at night. Now when I pass by, I can see that the fabric is weathered and the edges are frayed. I’m not sure what the owners intended message is. I’ve never stopped to ask, even though I’ve often wondered. That image became the physical representation of so many things I felt leading up to and after November 8th. Those thoughts became this song.

    As always, thank you for listening. - AZ

    Upcoming shows:

    8/ 26 - IOTA (FULL BAND!) - Arlington, VA
    9/ 19 - Jammin Java (AZ solo supporting Jake Clemons of the E Street Band) - Vienna, VA - Tickets


    I took a drive
    in memory
    day and night
    a passing view
    I found no rest
    in the great divide
    body and earth
    broken in two

    Before me stood
    a towering wall
    some crawling stream
    cut its way through
    I drifted in
    a needle leaf
    so very small
    that I might lose myself

    Pale moon, she rose to speak
    I had so longed to hear her
    voice reflected on my eyes
    oh, I have become awake

    in the Travel Mart,
    a radio
    echoes some sad
    toupeed tycoon
    his words reveal
    he has never known
    unconquered love
    purchased to prove

    his name is power
    a neon sign
    on the boardwalk
    about to lose
    its flickering light
    attracting moths
    just hovering
    until his glory fades

    Red moon rises to speak
    eclipsed, I can not see her
    only a blinding ring
    oh, darling I know you are afraid

    oh darling, I know you are afraid


  • The Singing Tree

    Friends,

    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...

    AZ