November 2, 2018

At our last stop on the New England Della Mae tour we were booed onstage.

We weren't talking politics, though we do reserve that right.

We were talking about how important it is to vote.

That moment shocked me. I was confounded that someone would speak out publicly agains...

August 6, 2018

The Low Waste Musician Experiment, One Year Later.

Last year in September I decided to challenge myself. After reading articles and watching clips about the maelstroms of plastic coagulating in our oceans my conscience couldn't take it anymore. I knew I was a big part o...

May 22, 2018

You may know me as a folk singer or as a bluegrass musician, you might also know me as a janis joplin-esque rocker. Fans of both won’t be disappointed with the album “Cast Iron Shoes” a dynamic mixture of spitfire songwriting and contemplative melancholy.

In July of 201...

April 18, 2018

Until I started shaking hands with American diplomats at the Embassy, I hadn't realized what a truly strange time it was to be in Russia. Almost everyone I talked to was going home.

Della Mae had gotten the offer late last year, and we were able to fit it snugly in-betw...

December 24, 2017

At the beginning of 2017, as I stared months of open weekends down, I realized that I was more anxious than I cared to admit. For the previous six years my time had been filled to the point that I had to defend a few precious weekends out of a year. Now I was wide open...

October 29, 2017

Did you know that there is a garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean the size of Texas? Thats about 270,000 square miles of TRASH. Most of that trash is plastic. Not only that but there are four more patches just like it swirling in gyres throughout every ocean, no one know...

September 26, 2017



Portsmouth, NH

In 2012 my bluegrass band, Della Mae, auditioned for a program called American Music Abroad.

The American Music Abroad program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Association of American Voices.


November 4, 2016

Celia Woodsmith GRAMMY Nominated performer and Songwriter reflects on her 1,600 mile bike trip through Switzerland, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Albania.

October 28, 2016

Geneva to Rome #4

Its been a while since my last post and it most certainly feels like I'm worlds away from Corsica. I'm writing from Trebinje, Bosnia after a couple of tough but rewarding weeks biking across Italy and Croatia. Last I wrote Phil and I left Corsica and f...

October 10, 2016

Geneva to Rome #3 (Corsica)

On the ferry bound for Livorno, Italy I decided to write a blog post entirely on Corsica, because....Corsica. Our decision to come here was a last minute one. As we mapped the distance from Toulon, France to Genoa, Italy our GPS informed us t...

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