1989 - 1999

-1989-


Urban Folk Songs, produced by Tom Dube and Bruce Bartone, released on Black Wolf
September: First Club Passim gig opening for John Gorka
Oct 23: First paid gig at Club Passim

-1990-


Am I Home, produced by Tom Dube, released on Black Wolf
End Construction's Resume Speed, produced by Brian Doser, released on End Construction Productions

-1991-


Winner Boston Acoustic Underground competition

-1992-


1st Boston Music Award for "Outstanding New Folk/Acoustic Act"

Compilations:  
"Ashes to Dust" appears on Windham Hill's Legacy II

Guest appearances:
Bill Morrissey,  Inside
Chris Chandler,  As Seen on No TV
Billy Pilgrim, Words Without Numbers
Jon Svetkey, This is Now

-1993-


February 1: Say Something, produced by Bill Morrissey, released on Black Wolf
2nd Boston Music Award for "Outstanding Song of Year, Indie Label" for Conversation with a Ghost
Say Something chosen as Editor's Big Pick in Hear Music magazine

Compilations:
"Conversation with a Ghost" appears on the Old Vienna Tapes, Vol. 2
"Look at the Wind Blow" appears on Leak Magazine winter compilation

Guest Appearances:
Don Conoscenti, The Code

-1994-


April 1: Stories, produced by Ellis and Duke Levine, released on Black Wolf
Winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival "Best New Folk" Award
Voted one of Falcon Ridge's "Most Wanted"
Appeared in feature article in January/February issue of Performing Songwriter magazine

Compilations:
"King of 7th Avenue" appears on Follow That Road
"Last At the Table" appears on Shelter
"All Along the Watchtower" (Dylan cover) appears on The Times They are a Changin'

Guest appearances:
Vance Gilbert, Edgewise
Billy Pilgrim, Billy Pilgrim
Don Conoscenti, Beneath Your Moon
Jon Svetkey, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

-1995-


September 19: Stories re-issued by Philo/Rounder
3rd Boston Music Award for "Outstanding Local Male Vocalist"
4th Boston Music Award for "Folk/Acoustic Album of the Year" for Stories

Compilations:
"Paperback Man" appears on Kerrville Highlights
"All Things Being the Same" appears on Live at the Postcrypt
"Last Call" appears on Performing Songwriter, Vol. 2
"Paperback Man" appears on This is Boston, Not Austin, Vol. 1
"Last Call" appears on Where Love Goes
"All Things Being the Same" appears on New Country

Guest appearances:
Rob Lytle, Rob Lytle
Jim Henry, Jacksonville
Kevin McCluskey, This Distant Light

-1996-


5th Boston Music Award for "Outstanding Contemporary Folk Act"
6th Boston Music Award for "Rising Star"
Appeared in feature article in January/February issue of Performing Songwriter
July 12: Best bet for stardom in USA Today
July 16:  A Carnival of Voices, produced by Jerry Marotta, released on Philo/Rounder
Nov 20: SESAC's New York Music Award for "Contemporary Folk" for A Carnival of Voices
A Carnival of Voices chosen as #1 album of the year by The World Café

Guest appearance:
Don Conoscenti, Boxes of Bones [uncredited track]
Matthew's Brother, Remember the Day

-1997-


7th Boston Music Award for "Outstanding Contemporary Folk Act"

Compilations:
"Weightless" appears on Live at the Iron Horse
"Did I Ever Know You?" appears on This is Boston, Not Austin, Vol. 2
"Conversation with a Ghost" appears on the Independent Music Group (IAG) compilation

Guest appearances:
Mark Erelli, Long Way From Heaven
Peter Spink, All There Is

-1998-


End Construction's Resume Speed re-issued by Eastern Front
July 14:  The only performer asked to perform all 3 nights at the 1st Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in   Okemah, OK; only American filmed with Billy Bragg in the BBC/PBS documentary The Woody Guthrie Legacy
Sept 15: Translucent Soul, produced by Jerry Marotta, released on Philo/Rounder
Appeared in feature article in October/November issue of Dirty Linen

Guest appearance:
Buddy Mondlock, Poetic Justice
Carl Cacho, Blue Around the Edges

-1999-


8th Boston Music Award for "Outstanding Contemporary Folk Album" for Translucent Soul
9th Boston Music Award for "Outstanding Singer/Songwriter; Indie Label" for "Take Me Down"
10th Boston Music Award for "Outstanding Male Vocalist; Indie Label"
April:  Rob Laurens' The Honey on the Mountain, produced by Ellis Paul, released
July 13:  Served as emcee for the first night of the 2nd Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, OK

Guest appearance:
Darryl Purpose, Traveler's Code
Rob Laurens, The Honey on the Mountain
John Wesley Harding, Dynablob 3

Compilations:
"Never Lived At All" appears on Chris Chandler's Collaborations
"Just Like Jim Brown" (duet with Don Conoscenti; Pierce Pettis cover) appears on Have A Heart: A  Benefit for Uncle Mark Reynolds
"Take Me Down" and "Translucent Soul" appear on Philo/Rounder's Touring Troubadours
"The World Ain't Slowing Down" appears on WNCW's Crowd Around the Mic, Vol. 3
"She Loves A Girl" appears on WYEP's Live and Direct, Vol. 1
"Angel in Manhattan" appears on The Revolution Spreads
"Take Me Down" appears on the New Music Series Review, Vol. 19
"Love's Too Familiar a Word" [poem] appears on spoken word CD Out of the Mouths of Men
"Saturday 2:15" appears on WUMB's Folk Radio Voices II
Nov 5: "The Holiday Song" recorded for NPR at the Brick Alley in Cleveland to be part of WKSU's Christmas radio broadcast Ornaments and Icing

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