Part of the decade hiatus I took from recording was related to the intense and rewarding process of becoming certified to foster-adopt in California. I do my best to keep details of my daughter's story for her disclose or not, but my own experience is fair game. 

Some people are interested in fostering children, others would also like to adopt. Everyone will come across children and families affected by the foster system, and there's so much misinformation, victim-blaming, and scapegoating that make an already difficult daily life harder than necessary for all involved.

The links here are for any of those described above, and are included because I've found them personally helpful. 

TLC Child & Family Services - Sonoma county non-profit serving children and families in Northern California. 

Open Adoption - Listen to a podcast about research on open adoption

20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew - This book is a MUST READ for adoptive parents AND family members. 

Articles on foster/adoption specific issues:

Ceremonies for foster adoptive events and daily life:






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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