Behind the Albums

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A letter to my music email list…. Wild Hymn is coming.

(If you aren’t on it, you can just check in with me here at joninicholsmusic.com or join the official list here.) I’ve kinda been on a long back road….   and though tempted to despise the terrain that has been MUCH HARDER than I anticipated(!) I’m stopping to gather some of the wild flowers on the side of the road,…

Dolf’s Studio in the Making–He calls it Monticello West :) (Chapter 1)

First of all, who names their house?! Not their studio, but their house!? Only Dolf. I love it. He says it reminded him of Thomas Jefferson’s house, so he named it after that. Perfect. But DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED on the significance of this house/studio. My head is still spinning from the magnitude of this thing. There is such…

Behind the Album IN THE DARK (Version 1)

The Meaning of  In the Dark Most of us grow up doing the things people clap for, taking the road of least resistance, most applause. We need a place for untangling, redefining, discarding the definitions of others to be replaced with our Maker’s. We run from that, because we are afraid–not knowing that what we push way is an amazing…