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Why Art Matters

This talk was first shared when Nate recently spoke at the local Kiwanis meeting here in Goshen, Ind. on December 8, 2016. We were encouraged by the audience response that morning, including a former school administrator standing and apologizing for the way

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Recording Music at the “Wild Edges”

We’ve been working on the next iteration of songs from the SSB music machine – and will be revealing several surprises soon!   Nate & I have been recording at the wild edges — wild edges of our time, our

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Return to the Music

This summer has been like a great unfolding – unbending arms and legs, lengthening muscles and stretching out – just as it should be after a long winter. We took an extended break from performance to welcome our daughter Violet

Posted in Generalities, Motivation, Stories, thoughts about music, Touring, Uncategorized

Rockethub: Project Completed at 121%!

Well, friends, we did it.  Thank you for your epic help in making SSB’s first crowdfunding campaign a success. More than a success really – we made it to 121% of our goal, a total of $4690.00 raised! March has

Posted in Motivation, Stories

What I’d tell myself if I were me.

On occasion an aspiring musician will approach me for advice on how to progress in one area or another in their journey. While I enjoy divulging whatever information I think would be helpful, I often notice a pattern in that

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