"If you'll gather 'round me, children, a story I will tell." So began many a Woody Guthrie ballad, invoking the huddle around the campfire, the community of the road, the generation that rode the rails during the Depression. Guthrie's songs gave a voice to that uprooted generation and to the struggle
When Beth Orton sings about how far we've come or how far we'll go, something rustles inside. Escape and sudden liberation somehow seem possible. You want to grab you car keys, let your hair go, and "roll away." Orton's voice holds familiar secrets that speak to us individually; she is an old friend,
I have lived in Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Boston, New York City, and Seattle. Call me restless.
Music and making cool web sites are my passions. Anything to do with the creative process excites and fulfills me.
I play keyboards and write songs for the Seattle band Massy Ferguson, doing roots-bas