“Ladder to the Light” is a finalist for the Oregon Book Award!

        Well folks I am quite beside myself. I found out last month that my poetry book “Ladder to the Light” is a finalist for the Oregon Book AwardsStafford/Hall Prize for poetry!! This is astonishing and thrilling and I soooo excited to see what new opportunities for learning and growing and meeting new people this […]

February, so short and sweet. Here’s the news!

Hello February! Tuesday Feb 5, 2019 so short yet so mighty! (thanks to Dave Miller for the photos from Red Clay Music Foundry!)  Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers! Well I’m staring out the window at a peaceful snow-covered scene here in Portland! It’s a rare snow day and I love how it slows everything […]

2019 is here and there’s lots of newsy news!

Hey 2019… Tuesday Jan 1, 2019 get over here already!! Thank you to for the awesome photo!  Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers — and happy new year! I love this time of introspection and reflection, and I’ve been doing my share of staring at the fire in my jammies. 2018 was an incredible year, […]

December Newsy News and New Album release!

Hello, December. Saturday Dec 1, 2018 Did somebody say gather round the fireplace?? Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers!  The days are short and precious, and we are turning toward the end of this year. What a year it has been! Here is what’s going on around here… Fri, Dec 14 – Eugene Calders Songwriters […]

November’s Newsy News is here and it’s hidden under a pile of leaves.

Hello, November! Tuesday Oct 30, 2018 Finally it’s time for fuzzy slippers. Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers! I blinked my eyes and October was gone… in a flash of crunchy yellow leaves. Here’s what’s coming up in November… as usual I hope you will scroll down for musings, gratitude, news, random photos, and show […]

First Single from THE LONG ROAD premieres!

I’m thrilled to announce the premiere of the first single, “One Shot” from my new album THE LONG ROAD!! This song has special meaning to me as I wrote it at a tender moment in one of my favorite places in the world, southwestern Colorado. My friend, the great Bob Hemenger, was hosting me for […]

Check out October’s pumpkin-flavored news!

It’s October… Tuesday Oct 2, 2018 we didn’t need those leaves anyway! Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers – I hope you are enjoying this beautiful autumn day wherever you are! There are lots of fun things coming up this month. As usual I thank you for reading and I hope you will scroll down […]

Apex Music Festival rescheduled for Oct 27!

      Hello, friends. Well sadly the Apex Music Festival in NC has had to cancel due to Hurricane Florence. It’s a heartbreaking call to make but certainly the right one. May everyone stay safe. The good news it that the festival promoters have rescheduled for October 27! BW’s set time has not been […]

September Newsy News, Y’all!

September is here, Friday, August 31, 2018 and I’m ready for a whole heap o’ awesome. (thank you Anthony Veltri for the pics from Harris Bridge Folk Festival!) Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers – I can’t believe summer is on its way out. But the good news is there are some really fun things […]

August Newsy News is here!

Dog days of summer are here. Monday, July 30, 2018 Yay, I love dogs! (thank you to Devon Stross for this photo from Harris Bridge Winery!) Greetings, friends and fellow music lovers! Wow, what a ride this summer has been so far. And it won’t slow down any time soon! Here’s what’s happening. As always […]