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 tradition, and preserving it, I'm celebrating The Porch in both a filmed docu-series and staged theater performances. At my first cycle of live shows in Richmond, VA, 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 mystical musical incubator — the American porch. It's where American music was born, and where it lives again.
From the live show