This is sunrise at Unity Village, this past Monday morning in Lees Summit, MO. 200 musicians, ministers, music directors, friends, and fans gathered for the 17th annual Empower Music Festival last weekend, and it was a glorious re-union.

I was privileged to give the keynote address
"Where's the Village?"
after the pandemic stopped us in our tracks for a couple of years, and it was just divine to be in the presence of such beautiful people with such high intentions for the human family.
We'll meet there again June of 2023, and you are most welcome to join us.
OR...join me for a return to nature.
There's nothing like a day on the river.
August 22-27, 2023
Join my 6th rafting trip with Middle Fork River Expeditions as we once again float 75+ miles on the Main Stem of the Salmon over 6 glorious days and five nights
under the stars (in beautiful tents) in Idaho!

Our six guides will make three great meals a day (accommodating everyone ~ vegan, omnivore, and everything in between, right down to happy hour each day ~ which is every hour on this pristine body of water), and make our lives just this side of "glamping" - yes, you get to set up the gear they fully provide (we're always there to help) and create community in the most beautiful campsites you've likely ever experienced.

Life on the Salmon is a reminder of the simpler beauties of life - time changes, perspectives shift, priorities arise, all thanks in part to digital detox ~ we're unplugged, off the grid, and away from the busyness of this hectic world. Sound good?

Wait, there's more! I'll be joined on this trip by my sweet and dear friend Glen Roethel - musician extraordinaire, song encyclopedia, and all-around wonder-full human being.
Each year I get to bring a guest, this time it's Glennie, and we'll meet at the campfire each evening and sing to and with all of you. This will be extra-ordinary.
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How about Ireland or Scotland next year? My 10th trip with Inishfree Tours takes us to counties Sligo, Mayo, Galway, and Clare once more.
There are spots available June 12-21, 2023.
If you love music, this is the trip for you.

There is ONE spot available (single) for my trip to Scotland immediately thereafter, and the dates on that are
June 24-July 3, 2023
I've been watching "Outlander" to get ready! :-)
Comin' up...

3 ~ Kensington, NH ~ 2nd annual @ Crows’ Feat Farm
14-17 ~ Lee's Summit, MO ~ EmPower Music Festival
18 ~ Independence, MO ~ 10 AM @ Unity of Independence
19 ~ KC, MO ~ North Oak Church ~
24-30 (and thru 10/3) ~ Ireland Music Tour (full)

6-14 ~ Scotland Tour (full) ~ Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, Inverness
23 ~ ONLINE ~ sermon in song ~ UU Central Delaware

2 ~ Brewster/Orleans, MA ~ the Full Moon Open Mic returns!
16 ~ Lansing, MI ~ Ten Pound Fiddle @ the Robin Theater
17 ~ TBA ~ midwest
18 ~ Eau, Claire, WI ~ 7:30 PM concert @ Unity of Eau Claire
19 ~ St Croix Falls, WI ~ 10th Annual @ Dancing Dragonfly
20 ~ St Charles, IL ~ 3 PM ~ Fine Line Creative Arts Center
26 ~ Eastham, MA ~ First Encounter Coffeehouse !

9-13 ~ Provincetown, MA ~ Cape Cod Songwriters Retreat
* check back for our exciting new location in P-town!
20 ~ TBA
21 ~ St Petersburg, FL ~ PM concert at UU St Pete
22 ~ St Petersburg, FL (AM) ~ guest speaker UU St Pete
22 ~ Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PM)
23 ~ Key West, FL concert @ Unity of the Keys
24 ~ Bay Harbor Islands, FL ~ private event
25 ~ Ormund Beach, FL ~ concert @UU Congregation of OB
26 ~ Eustis, FL ~ concert @UU Congregation of Lake County
27 ~ Jacksonville, FL ~ private afternoon event
27 ~ open
28 ~ open
29 ~ Jacksonville, FL ~ guest speaker UU Church of Jax

a little wiggle room exists (geography permitting) for
Friday ~ 1/27/23 and
Saturday ~ 1/28/23
as long as i can get to you from and back to Jacksonville...anything within 3-4 hours drive...what JOY to be in person with one another once more.


The force of love, the force of reunion is unstoppable
~ Charles Eisenstein