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“Songwriting and visual art share the same creative process, and self-discovery is a big part of it. Sometimes it’s hard, but mostly it’s magical.”  Throughout the pandemic, I’ve ebbed and flowed with my creative practice. Sometimes it was easier to binge something on Netflix, play free cell on my phone, or just sleep. The first […]

Common Ground on the Hill was founded on the premise that there is a common human thread unifying all people expressed in our various artistic traditions. Our mission is to make this thread a path towards human understanding, tolerance, fulfillment, and enjoyment.  After twenty-five years, it is still a driving force in education and celebration […]

I’ve been writing with Jan Blaising for a couple of years now, and I’m currently co-producing her first CD along with my collegue Connie Mims. It’s a real joy to watch Jan blossom as a songwriter and even a bigger thrill to see her reaction when I told her she won a songwriting award!  Last […]

I traveled to Egypt in 2018 and was immediately captivated by the beauty of the land, the Egyptian people, and of course, all the mystery and intrigue surrounding their ancient culture. I wrote “River Nile” and created this video to try and capture a bit of my experience while visiting this amazing country. Click here […]

I met Louisa Branscomb at a festival a few years back, and we’ve been friends and co-writers ever since. I’m so thrilled to have our song “End Of The Line” included on Louisa’s new CD release, “Gonna Love Anyway”. Bluegrass fans will surely know the song, “Steel Rails”, recorded by Alison Krauss in 1990 which […]

I’ve been part of the South East Regional Folk Alliance family for a few years now, and so I’m honored to have been selected for an OFFICIAL SHOWCASE this year. As such, I’ll play a few of my songs for the entire conference on Saturday, May 18th in Chattanooga, TN. I’ll also be performing a […]

The third weekend in April 2019, on Saturday the 20th, Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative will host its first fundraiser, where Canadian songwriter and musician, Nancy Beaudette will perform in the evening after facilitating a workshop in songwriting during the day. SBWC’s Paula Castner spoke with Nancy to talk about her experiences in music and about […]

September 12, 2018 I’m delighted to have been chosen to be an official showcase artist for the 2018 South West Regional Folk Alliance Conference this year. Annually held in Austin, TX, it’s the largest gathering of folk artists in the region. The focus is on showcasing to industry bookers and honing our business skills at […]

July 31. 2018 Look who’s on the front page of the newspaper!! Sean Smith, a special contributor to the Boston Irish Reporter, featured the Kelly Girls in the August 2018 publication. He interviews each of the Girls and also reviews numerous songs on their “May You Always” CD. “It’s the kind of repertoire and presentation […]