Winter always seems to be the season for deep reflection, and pondering the past seasons.

I mark the passing seasons by the shifting of the sun
Gone are the luminous red fireball evenings of summer
Replaced by the naked clarity of cold air,
a relentless north wind and the remote southern horizon

The sun retreats quickly now,
as if acknowledging the inevitable superiority
of the winter night's chill,
And heads home early to curl itself up for warmth,
until it is again time to brave the elements
and bring the new dawn

It is the season of truth, when all is laid bare,
It is the season when joy reveals itself unexpectedly,
It is the season of solstice when the present of the shortest day
promises the future of lengthening light,
It is the season of rededication and grit,
Time to stand steadfast against the gravity of polar rotation

I stand in the icy reflection of day's last light,
and mark the promise of a new year



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Tour Dates

  • 09/28/2019
    Capon Bridge Fire Dept. Grounds - Capon Bridge, WV
  • 09/29/2019
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown - Hagerstown, MD
  • 11/08/2019
    Hammond Street Congregational Church - Bangor, ME
  • 11/10/2019
    Bristol Historical Society - Bristol, CT
  • 03/14/2020
    Lamar Senior Activity Center - Austin, TX




Andrew is a grateful Endorsing Artist for Elixir Strings and Fairbuilt Guitars, and a member of the Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring Artist Roster. He also is a member of The Standing "O" Project and Concerts in Your Home.

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