When asked about common themes in my songs and poetry, spirituality bubbles to the surface. We are all products of nature and nurture, and for me the latter includes the family disease of alcoholism. 

The links below are humbly offered as a way of sharing the help and hope I have received over fourteen years of meetings, sponsors, literature, and podcasts. With these tools, I continue to reconnect with the basic goodness and unique gifts inside myself and my family, as well as recover a spiritual way of life that cultivates joy and trust in the face of difficulty. 

My intention is to share experience, strength, and hope through my songs and poetry beyond the walls of an Al-Anon meeting. Take what you like, and leave the rest.

AL-ANON Find literature, meetings, and general information about the program whose one purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics to recover from the effects of living with alcoholism. 



The Recovery Show  Listen to podcasts with interviews that can serve as a virtual meeting. 

upcoming shows

Previous events

Flatbed Headwest at the Barlow

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Barlow Headwest Marketplace, McKinley Street, Sebastopol

Join us on a lazy summer Saturday at the Barlow at the corner of McKinley and Pink Lady Court (Acre Pizza) for an hour or so of songs. We are happy to get to play live again and share what just "my love and myself" have been working on over the last year and a half. Stop by to listen and enjoy any of the great food and drink available with a kid and dog-friendly lawn area too!


KJB & the Acoustic Brethren

Gypsy Cafe, 162 N Main St, Sebastopol, CA

Dave and I are back for a set, and will be joined by some of his music students with an incredible band, The Sanctions.   


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