Japan Relief Effort by: Mister Kipley & Garden Street Music If you have the desire to help those suffering in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami, here's a simple step you…Continue
One of the most effective ways I've found for building a local audience is to set up a weekly show. I perform three music & puppet shows every Wednesday in my hometown for children ages 1-5. This…Continue
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When writing songs, I used to think it was all about the first moment of inspiration... that first time I'd play an interesting progression of chords, or hear a melody in my head. And if it didn't all come to me at once, I usually didn't pursue it much further.
But over the last few years, I've discovered that the songs I'm generally most proud of are NOT the ones that popped into my head nearly complete. The ones I appreciate the most are the ones I've kept coming back to,…Continue
After a few years of working nearly every Saturday and Sunday, I've recently started blocking out a few weekend days every month. While it's not easy for an entertainer to turn down gigs, I realized that, while I'm out there performing for other people's kids, my OWN kids are growing up faster than seems possible.
While, yes, my children often attend my performances, it's not really the same as enjoying the day together as a family. It's work, and while I love the "work" I…Continue