Minna Music

A song for stormy travel

One of the true joys of songwriting as a medium is its portability. Not only can our songs go wherever we go, but they can also be written (or at least started) even when you’re in no position to actually write anything. “This road is icy, the going is slow…” is not written while imagining [...]

Binding our lives together with song

Binding our lives together with song

When I was getting ready to put out my second album, I asked Pete Seeger if he would give me a quote to use for my press-kit. I had worked for a few years for Clearwater, an environmental organization Pete founded that is dedicated to caring for the Hudson River through education, advocacy, and celebration. [...]

Let song carry you to the far shore

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend this past Shabbat with the Jewish Community of Amherst. Like Jewish communities the world over, we sang the Song of the Sea — an ancient victory song that Torah envisions the people offering in response to being rescued from Pharaoh’s army on their way from slavery to freedom. [...]