Apr 2017
06

Music Lover

Clearly I love music. Sometimes I feel like a freak because of how much I love music. My first job was in a record store. I can’t stand it when there is silence in the house; I have music on all the time.

Growing up, my mom didn’t care one way or the other about music. But there were three things that played in our house: German polka music, Elvis Presley, and Billy Joel.

As I grew up, I made mix tape upon mix tape – then CDs – to try and expand my mom’s horizons. She just did not care. Continue reading…

Hall & Oates headline Red Rocks with Trombone Shorty and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Oct 2016
20

Hall and Oates Sing Their Hits at Red Rocks

Hall. And. Oates. You guys! As a teen of the 80s, I could sing along with every song this duo played during their stop at Red Rocks, and most of the crowd was right there with me, even in a torrent of rain. Yeah, it was pretty clear they have slowed down as they approach their 70s (no one informed their hair of their impending age), but I never thought a Hall and Oates show in 2016 would be anything other than a trip down memory lane.

What did surprise me was the choice of highly hip and energetic openers, Trombone Shorty plus Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. Sharon is 60 herself and battling cancer, but you would never have guessed that as she bounced around the stage. I have photographed Trombone Shorty once before, and he continues to be an absolute powerhouse.

Thank you all for the night of fun and nostalgia!

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Marriage Advice After 20 Years
Jun 2016
02

Marriage Advice After 20 Years of It

Last week, we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. Many people say this, but it feels like just yesterday *and* forever ago – all at the same time.

We married here in Denver, a little while after we moved and it’s fun to think about how young and optimistic we were then. We may be more cynical and jaded now, but in many ways, we still work on our marriage just as hard as day one. Some things get easier over the years, some harder. For example – we literally have talked about everything. What is there left to say after all this time?

Well, for one, we recently chatted about how we make our marriage work so I could write one of these condescending posts about it.

Look… We know every marriage is different. We’ve seen some couples split for reasons I could not explain, and people stay together for no good one.

No judgements here, just some suggestions from two goofballs who still lean on each other as heavily now as they did two decades ago. Continue reading…

Judy Collins - 2016 Interview
May 2016
04

Judy Collins Interview (Yes, THAT Judy Collins!)

I was born in 1970, which means the music of Judy Collins was woven into the fabric of my childhood. When I was asked to interview her, I was honored and humbled. This incredible singer continues to make magic and will be appearing at Boettcher Hall on Mother’s Day, performing the songs of Stephen Sondheim.


Tell me about your new project.

I am very excited about it – and have been waiting to pull this together for a long time. I love “Send In The Clowns” which was written by Stephen in 1973 and my recording of it was his first top ten hit. We will be performing a bouquet of my favorite Sondheim songs, in the beautiful Boettcher Hall. I will interweave some of my other classics, of course, but it will truly be a “A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim.” Continue reading…