and the art of
Listening to America
Whether affixed to the front of a country cabin or attached to an urban tenement, porches have witnessed—and fostered—the birth of a lot of great American music, and a lot of great American talents.
Tapping into that proud tradition, and preserving it, I'm celebrating The Porch in both a filmed docu-series and staged theater performances. Recently, I did a cycle of four different live shows in Richmond VA, which sold out before opening night. I brought roots musicians, bards, and storytellers to a transplanted Appalachian porch in a downtown theater, where we explored the music and lore that's been created and kept alive on American porches.
Join me on an odyssey to explore this most mystical of musical incubators — the American porch. It's where American music was born, and where it lives again.