cellist / folksinger

Interview on Citizens' Climate Radio 


I was interviewed recently by the brilliant queer Quaker performance artist Peterson Toscano for his show on Citizen's Climate Radio. We talked about connection to the land, right relationship to indigenous peoples, and direct action. Check it out and share with your friends!

New Video! (from Ballard Sessions LIVE #6 in Seattle, WA) 

This is a brand new song of mine, not yet released, called "Send Somebody." It speaks to the helplessness I know many of us are feeling in this unbelievable time. And it asks us to listen deeply - to that still small voice - for how we are being called to act.

HUGE thanks to Tos Fackenthall for the opportunity to perform at Fremont Abbey in Seattle, WA (April 25, 2017), and for this beautiful video!

Seattle and Portland Shows in April 

Songs of Love and Resistance with Seth Martin - on tour from Korea!

Tuesday, April 25th : Seattle
Ballard Sessions
Live at Fremont Abbey
4272 Fremont Ave. N
doors 7pm/show 8pm

Sunday, April 30th : Portland
Mississippi Pizza Pub

3552 N. Mississippi Ave.
5pm - 8pm



Sunday October 16th at The Secret Society
116 NE Russell St. - Portland, OR - doors at 6:30 / show at 7:00pm

I'm throwing a party with some great musicians from Ashland, OR to celebrate the release of my new album: On A High Hill. You'll be able to purchase the new album for the first time on CD or VINYL (!) and we've got a whole slew of beautiful merch featuring artwork by Anna Garwood and design by Vivian Reidler Gerritsen.

Tickets available now ($10 advance, $12 at the door) https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1319963

Hailing from Ashland, Oregon, Hollis Peach is a duo comprised of Dan Sherrill and Jacqui Aubert, two founding members of folk-orchestra Patchy Sanders. They pull inspiration from the folk revival of the 60s and 70s, contemporary indie and psych folk, Americana, and gospel music. Their sound is characterized by innovative songwriting, guitar playing, and powerful, sultry harmonies. They are touring in support of their April 2016 release, Sometimes We Feel the Same, recorded at Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, NY with 3-time Grammy-winning producer/engineer Dave Clauss. Listen at hollispeach.com. 

After countless years of travel and gathering inspiration, M. Henry began writing and singing his own songs as King Roy Wing. The Southern Oregon band has a style developed from a passion for good humor, Thai curry, and Made in America folk music. They create beautiful folk songs, with an occasional spattering of gritty punk raw energy. Think early Avett Brothers if there were a few women in the group -with the addition of some fresh homemade blackberry jam, bread, and butter. Listen at www.kingroywing.com.



Mississippi Pizza with Seth Martin (on tour from South Korea) 

Sunday, August 21st, 5:00pm
3552 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR

It is a great joy to share the stage once again with the one-man-revolution that is Seth Martin! In the tradition of such folk legends as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Utah Phillips, his songs and stories are relevant, moving, and crucial in our times. I hope you won't miss his only Portland appearance this year! It's an early show, so get yourself back from the river in plenty of time to order a pizza and get your folk on!


Artichoke Music show with Luca & Il Violino 

Delighted to be headlining this show at Artichoke Music in Portland!
I'm excited to hear the work of Luca Ciarla - a wildly talented violinist on tour from Italy who will open the show. My focus thus far in 2016 has been exclusively on recording a great new album, so this is my first show in months! I'm looking forward to getting back on stage and weaving some music magic with you all. More info HERE.

Pre-Order the New Album! 

Thanks to a wildly successful kickstarter campaign (more than $17,000 raised in three weeks!), the new album is on schedule for a fall 2016 release! If you missed your chance at the kickstarter campaign, you can pre-order a copy of the album on CD, Vinyl, or digital download. Just click here:

Last Solo Show of the Year! 

Hope to see lots of you at Mississippi Pizza on November 8th! I haven't been playing solo shows this fall because I've been busy with all the behind-the-scenes pre-production work that goes into making a new album (watch for a kickstarter campaign coming soon....). But I miss you all and the magic that happens when we connect through song, so please join me! I'll be playing first, followed by my friends the Road Sodas. They are dedicated climate activists and fantastic musicians! You can read more about the Road Sodas here.

Leave it in the Ground / Announcing June Tour Dates! 

Announcing June Tour Dates!
I'm looking forward to seeing all you folks in Idaho, Montana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin (my home state!). If you have friends in these places, please send them my way - I'd love to meet your people! This tour is partially supported by a grant from the Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership. Though many of the shows are at Friends Meetinghouses, all are welcome!

Tours On the Horizon....! 

It's been a busy spring in my teaching studio which has been keeping me off the stage, but there's a lot coming up!

Washington Tour with Seth Martin
Seth is a fantastic songwriter, performer, and human with a good sense of humor and respectably radical politics. He's a treasure. And he's moving to South Korea in June, so you should definitely make one of these shows if you can!
Seattle: Friday, May 8th
Whidbey Island: Saturday, May 9th
Olympia: Sunday, May 10th

Sitting in with the Shook Twins

Representing two-thirds of our indie-rock string trio, Kyleen King and I are backing up Portland's folk darlings, the Shook Twins, at The Old
Church next week:
Shook Twins
The Old Church
1422 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR
Thursday, April 30th at 7pm
Bevelers open
$5 (free with PSU student ID)
All ages, bar with valid ID

June Tour to the Midwest!

I've been awarded a grant from The Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership to help support a tour this June. I'll be performing mostly at Friends Meetinghouses, but all shows will be open to the public. The tour traces a northerly path from Portland, Oregon to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stay tuned....shows will be announced shortly! Sign up on the mailing list to stay in the loop!

Huck Notari show / Seth Martin Tour 

I'm recently back from a brief camping trip at the Oregon Coast to chase away the winter blues. Sometimes the best way to deal with a reality you don't like is to unite with it completely (e.g. go out in the dreary rain) so it can reveal its beauty to you. The coast was marvelous, and actually quite dry, and now I'm home to play some music for you folks in Portland and very slightly beyond!

Show with Huck Notari at The Ranger Station (SE Portland):

Saturday, February 28th, 7:30pm
4260 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
free (suggested donation)
I'm sharing the bill with local country-folk artist Huck Notari who writes beautiful timeless songs that make you wish you lived in a cabin in the pines with a wood burning stove. And a dog. I'm on first and then Huck plays around 9, accompanied by Karin Nystrom. You can listen to some of Huck's music here.

And announcing:
Songs of Spirit, Justice, and Rebellion: a mini-tour with Seth Martin
I'm excited to announce three upcoming dates with folksinger Seth Martin, who I see carrying on the tradition of our mutual heroes Pete Seeger and Utah Phillips. After appreciating each other's work from afar, we've decided to put what we do on the same stage. We're both songwriters with a lot to say about justice and rebellion, we're both deeply connected to Quaker communities, and we're both committed to getting folks singing together! I hope you'll join us at a Friends meeting or church near you! Click here for dates and locations. You can check out Seth's music here.

January happenings! 

I'm back from Christmas in the Sonoran Desert outside of Tucson and New Years in southwestern Oregon performing for a bunch of wonderful Quakers. Time to start the new year off with some hometown happenings! I'll be in Portland for the whole month of January and here's what I'm up to:

A show at Mississippi Pizza with David Waingarten: Sunday January 11th, 5:00 - 7:00pm. Details here.

A public singing action at the Planning and Sustainability Commission meeting: Tuesday January 13th, 1:30pm.  (THIS IS A NEW UPDATED TIME! Rally at 1:30, hearing at 2:30) (COME SING! A bunch of us are going to sing "Leave it in the Ground" as testimony when they discuss whether to let a propane export terminal go in on the Columbia River right here in Portland!) More info here.

A solo show at Magnolia's Corner: Friday January 23rd, 7:00 - 9:00pm. Details here.
From March 2014:
Off to the Woods

It's hard to leave Portland when the two-story magnolia tree outside my kitchen window is in full bloom! But I'm off to the woods for a writing retreat in southern Oregon. Old growth and fast-moving water await. Readying myself to listen deeply and let new songs emerge.

There are more shows in the works for April in the Portland area! A couple of them are already confirmed. Details are HERE!
Wish me luck and see you soon....