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Jack O Bocchino photo and poem

Inside the song: “Write Again”

Sometimes it's hard to pinpoint the inspiration for a song—it seems to materialize out of the ether. But in the case of my song "Write Again," released on the album Live and Listening, I can point precisely to the image above: a photo and poem by my friend Jack O. Bocchino. Here's the album track....

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Writing tools: the curio book

If you want to write—whether prose or poetry or songs, fiction or nonfiction—one great practice you can adopt to fuel your work is keeping what I call a curio book. This could be a small paper notebook or a notepad app on your phone—anything that you have with you wherever you go. Use this book to...

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Dead to the Core at the Troubadour

Dead to the Core: An acoustic celebration of the Grateful Dead Featuring Erin McKeown, Natalia Zukerman, Anand Nayak, and host Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers with Wendy RamsayFriday, May 29, 7:30 p.m.Troubadour Acoustic Music Series at the Folk Project, Morristown NJ Tickets Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, led by musician/author...

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Understanding song form

Adapted from The Complete Singer-Songwriter Beneath all the nuances of melodies and lyrics, most songs are built from the same basic parts—some kind of sequence of verse, chorus, bridge, and so on. For writing a song, learning to play someone else’s song, or communicating with other musicians, being able to identify these parts and patterns...

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