A Few Of My Favorite Things and People
Jan Seides, Jean Synodinos, Katie Gosnell, Joe Strouse, Kit Holmes and Rusty Nelson are my songwriting family - we support and inspire each other to become better writers. We have all been studying with Berklee Professor Pat Pattison who comes to Austin a couple of times a year. Check out Pat's page for lots of great songwriting tips and info.
Jiann Powers, Don Sanders, Donna Ingham, Kim Lehman - just to name a few great Texas tellers.
Courtney Campbell is an amazing storyteller and children's songwriter. I have been doing a couple of her songs in my 2011 Summer Reading shows.
Other cool stuff
Terracycle is working to eliminate the idea of waste. Your school, library or community group can collect things like cookie and frito wrappers and juice boxes. Terracycle pays for the shipping and makes them into kites, coolers and benches and a host of other products. Sometimes they even pay you for the stuff you send them. Raise money for your group and save the earth too!
Texas Commission For The Arts can give you a grant to help bring me or other great Texas artists to your community.
Kids Music Planet - A quality weekly podcast of kids music.