Greetings in this New Year, one and all. Here’s to our better angels
and a fairer shake for every member of the Human Family.
Politicians and polarizers, kindly take this to heart and not to self-interest.
It's a big blue vessel we're all riding on - together.

When it comes cool cats, Lisbon, Portugal is right up there. How about this one (at least 75 feet tall by my estimation) made completely out of parts of plastic garbage receptacles (with construction worker hats for eyes!)??
A ten-minute walk from the amazing Oceanario de Lisbon
revealed this skyscraper-dwarfing feline a few days before Christmas.

What do these two new CDs have in common?
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The closing song is the same on both, Until We Meet Again by yours truly.
On January 31st Germany’s Stockfisch Records at last releases
Meet You Where You Are*, my 15th studio recording (and fourth on this European label. They’ve done another amazing job with my songs (and one by the late great Phil Ochs). The other version? The Irish trio Iontach on their new CD Cuan. I wrote Until… in an Irish pub on my first trip over there in 2014. This is a great honor, and they do a sparkling version that would make any songwriter proud. Thank you Jens, Siobhan, and Nick!

* for a copy a check made out to David Roth and sent to
PO BOX 495 ~ Orleans, MA 02653 will do the trick.
$20 postpaid ~ danke!

On the horizon...

6-10 Provincetown, MA ~ Cape Cod Songwriters Retreat (7th year!) full
11 Danbury, CT ~ 7 PM concert at UU Congregation of Danbury

** 18 Rockville, MD ~ 4th annual UnNaugural Concert w/Tom Chapin, Rod MacDonald, Crys Matthews, and Cynthia Kaplan ~ Playing It Forward - Voices for Social Justice sponsored by Maryland State Senator Cheryl Kagan

19 Oakton, VA guest musician 9, 11 AM @ Unity of Fairfax MLK Jr. Sunday
20 Sarasota, FL ~ 7 PM concert at CSL Cultural Coast (MLK Day)
21 Eustis, FL ~ 7 PM concert @ UU Congregation of Lake County

22 Ormond Beach, FL ~ 7 PM at UU Congregation of Ormond Beach
23 Sunny Isles, FL ~ private event
24 Jacksonville, FL ~ 7:30 concert at UU Church of Jacksonville
25 Melrose, FL ~ the Melrose Center ~ contact
26 Jacksonville, FL ~ Buckman Bridge UU, guest speaker
27 Tallahassee, FL ~ 7 PM concert @ Unity of Tallahassee

28 St Petersburg, FL ~ 7 PM St Petersburg Society of Friends
29 Melbourne, FL ~ 7 PM concert @ Unity of Melbourne
30 North Miami, FL ~ Luna Star Cafe ~ music @ 8 PM
31 Del Rey Beach, FL ~ private event


9 Warwick, RI ~ 9:30 AM speaking @ Concordia Center for Spiritual Living
12 Brewster, MA ~ the Full Moon Ope Mic returns! Year #16!
20 Houston, TX ~ workin' on it
21 San Marcos, TX ~ Supple Concert Series @ Texas State University
22 Dallas, TX ~ TBA
23 Farmers Branch, TX ~ guest speaker @ Cathedral of the Light
23 Fort Worth, TX ~ 1 PM concert @ Harmony Spiritual Center


1 Norwell, MA ~ guest speaker at First Parish of Norwell UU
2-6 Provincetown, MA ~ Cape Cod Songwriters Retreat (7th year!)
6 Harwich, MA ~ Singing Oak House Concerts in the round with CCSR staff
8 Harwichport, MA ~ AM (tba)
9 Roslindale, MA ~ featured at the the Roslindale Open Mic
14 White Plains, NY ~ Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse birthday show


3 Hyde Park, NY ~ Friends of Fiddlers Green
4 Branford, CT ~ private event
14 Olympia, WA ~ 7 PM concert @ Unity of Olympia
15 Portland, OR ~ Ron, Sandy, & Marion present...
16 Eugene, OR ~ Ed & Candyce present...
17 Medford, OR ~ Rogue Valley CSL second annual...
18 Stayton, OR ~ KYAC concerts @ Trexler Farm
19 Salem, OR ~ 10:30 AM ~ guest speaker, UU Congregation of Salem
19 Oregon Coast ~ PM Istanbul Rug Bazaar ~
21 Freeland, WA ~ Trinity Lutheran Church - 3rd Annual!
22 Freeland, WA ~ songwriting workshop in the AM

22 Anacortes, WA ~ tba
23 Seattle, WA ~ Bring-A-Chair Concerts ~ more info coming
29-30 Kansas City, MO ~ 15th Annual Positive Music Festival begins...

1-3 Kansas City, MO ~ more of the Positive Music Fest and keynote on 5/2
14-17 Baltimore, MD ~ Assoc. for Comprehensive Energy Psychology conf.

4-13 Cork, Kerry, Clare Ireland ~ Inishfree Music Tour (full)
28-July 3 Westminster, MD ~ Common Ground on the Hill

19-25 Stony Point, NY ~ 22nd Annual SummerSongs music camp!

14-19 Salmon, ID ~ Rafting the Main Stem of the Salmon River trip
Great adventure for friends and family...4th Annual!

8-17 Cork, Kerry, Clare Ireland ~ Inishfree Music Tour (full)

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”
John F. Kennedy

“If you cannot feed a hundred people, feed one.”
Mother Teresa

“There is no greater reward than working from your heart,
and making a difference in the world.”
Carlos Santana