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At Home In The Big Lonesome– Announcing The Launch Of A Kickstarter Campaign For My 8th Album.

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

**Visit the Kickstarter page to see the campaign video and learn about the rewards and challenges for this project. If you’d like, you can read the story about this record below. Thanks! — dk** There’s a long stretch of US Route 90 where it’s always 7 PM. The sun is always about twenty minutes from […]


Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

What: The Red River Songwriters’ Festival When: January 28th – January 30th, 2016 Where: Red River, New Mexico Featuring: Jim Lauderdale Steve Poltz Dave Simonett (of Trampled By Turtles) Susan Gibson Walt Wilkins Brandy Zdan Josh Grider Kelley Mickwee Drew Kennedy Owen Temple Mike Addington tickets are available now at www.redriversongs.com SEE YOU IN NEW […]

September Update

Monday, August 31st, 2015

I’d rather be nine people’s favorite thing than a hundred people’s ninth favorite thing –Jeff Bowen There are many paths to success– there just aren’t any straight ones. Point A to point B doesn’t exist in my line of work, just as I suspect it probably doesn’t in many of your chosen vocations. There are […]

March Update

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

sitting in the kitchen listening to the rain washing away my blues I don’t worry when I’m happy again living is its own good news I comb my hair like a straight A student step off the merry-go-round sitting in the kitchen listening to the rain fall down –Bruce Robison, Kitchen Blues There’s a light […]

The 4th Ever Red River Songwriters’ Festival

Friday, October 17th, 2014

A few years ago I got together with some of my friends to talk about some of our favorite things. Those things, in short, were: songwriting, Red River, The Motherlode Saloon, The Lodge at Red River, Steve Heglund (the owner of the aforementioned Saloon and Lodge), and people. “We should put all of those things […]

The Twelve Project

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Last year my friends Will Wright and Shannon Guillot-Wright asked me if I’d be a part of a project they started a few years ago called The Twelve Project. I told them that I would be honored– I’ve admired their work in years past, and I’ve admired the fact that these two motivated people created […]

We All Need A Little…

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

…Affirmation, baby. Sometimes. It’s true. We all do– in any line of work or walk of life. Sometimes you just need to hear someone tell you “hey– good job.” It’s especially true in my line of work. I take my ideas, thoughts, emotions, and experiences, rhyme a few words and wrap a melody around them, […]

It’s Here!

Monday, September 8th, 2014

It’s here! Introducing my seventh record, Sad Songs Happily Played. Playing live is one of my favorite things to do in the world. It’s impossible to predict how a show will go from night to night– so much of what I do depends on the energy that a crowd brings into a room. Sometimes it’s […]

Sad Songs Happily Played Presale

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Hi there! The release of my new live record Sad Songs Happily Played nears! The official date is Tuesday, September 9th, but you can get a copy before that, of course. The digital stuff will be coming down the pipeline shortly, but I wanted to announce three separate bundles that are now available in the […]

Shows and Live Record News

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

hey everyone! Greetings from sunny Florida! I’m down here for a few days on a family trip, but I was able to sneak away for a few minutes to give you an update on some upcoming shows, as well as where we are with┬áSad Songs Happily Played. First– the record. Things are coming along as […]

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