As I launch my new website and solo recordings, I feel squirmy and anxious. Self-promotion is not something that comes naturally to me, and I suspect this is true for many musicians. I have to remind myself that this music is not me. I was the one who birthed it, but now it has a life of its own. It could not have existed without the people and circumstances in my life that enabled its creation.

Speaking of which, this would be a good opportunity to thank some people who helped make Raven Steals the Moon a reality. Every song on the EP features a beautiful antique mandolin that was generously given to me by Roger and Gloria Brinkmeier. That instrument has really shaped the direction of this music. The cover art was made by a Canadian woodworker. He maintains a blog here and graciously let me use his work. Thanks Danny! Members of Driveway Thriftdwellers have been very supportive of my song Before Too Long, and we've recorded a full-band version that will soon be appearing on an upcoming demo. I have drawn a ton of inspiration from David Byrne's fantastic book How Music Works. And of course my wonderful girlfriend Elizabeth Galewski has been an ever-present source of encouragement and advice. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you!