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I sings the songs that I write with my own two hands. Well, I sings them with my voice; I write them with my own two hands. And really, I guess I only really write with one hand. I tried writing with the other one once; it was unsatisfying. And illegible. Not that it's all that legible with the good hand. SO: I sings the songs with my voice that I write, semi-legibly, with my one good hand. Not that there's anything wrong with the other hand, it just doesn't write very well. But it has other uses: it holds the fork when I cut meat with a knife, and it makes the chords happen on my guitar. Both of those are important things. SO: I sings the songs with my voice that I write with my one good writing hand, while my other hand fingers chords or holds a fork. 

I think I need to lie down.

JH In October: A Little Quiet(er) 

Hey folks, 

Fairly quick update today: I'm scaling back on gigs a bit heading into the winter, both because weather gets pretty dicy, and also so that I can keep my head down a little and write and finish up this god-forsaken record (which, truth be told, is coming along beautifully if slowly and which has lots of new tidbits that I wish to tell you about but I can't just yet). 

That said, since I go a little nuts if I don't get to make an ass of myself in public now and again, you'll probably see me…

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JH in September: Some New Ideas, Some New Songs 

Hiyooooooo 

Lots to get through: 

A: The record. I'm headed to the studio tonight for the pentultimate tracking day: after 10PM tonight, two thirds of the songs should be fully tracked (and possibly even mixed). Maybe, maybe, y'all get a sneak peek soon. Maybe. Probably looking at early 2017 for release... stay tuned. 

B: Gigs. Kind of a light month, largely as I have a couple trips with The Better Half, and they're the kind where I was informed in no uncertain terms that I would NOT be allowed to gig…

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JH in August: HUGE PHILLY SHOW!! Other Shows As Well!! 

Hi Ho Hi Ho It's Off To Promote I Go... 

And a good morning to all of you! I'd like to begin by thanking Magpie Bookshop and the many lovely people who came out to welcome me in my first gig in my new hometown! Went to bed all warm and fuzzy and, admittedly, still a little sweaty. Looking forward to singing to your pretty faces many more times (including at next week's Farmer's Market!). 

The BIG news for the month is the ONE NIGHT ONLY REUNION SHOW of THE WAY HOME. For those who came later: The Way Home…

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JH In July - Summer Feels Like Forever 

Hey folks, 

Hope everyone is surviving and staying cool here in my least favorite time of the year! As I'm sure you've all seen, I'm a sweater (thanks, Dad!), so I spend the hot months in basically a constant state of schvitz. The Better Half keeps hinting that we should move to the south. I remind her that she'd be married to a puddle.  
Speaking of The Better Half, we just bought a house in Catskill NY, which seems impossible (or at least ill-advised: what idiot at a bank thought I should be given lots…

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JH In June & My Birthday Gift To You!! 

Gooooood morning, all! 

It's my birfday, and, while this morning is spent at my day job (boo!), the afternoon and evening will be spent in the studio (yay!) getting one solid day closer to finished with this first LP (DOUBLE YAY!). I suspect at this point we're looking at the fall for the release of this record, possibly even winter (if necessary). Scheduling is hard. I'm hoping maybe to have an advance track or two done sooner than that, though: it's driving me crazy that I can't share it with y'all…

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JH In May: When The World Turns Green 

Gooooood morning, all! 

It's my birfday, and, while this morning is spent at my day job (boo!), the afternoon and evening will be spent in the studio (yay!) getting one solid day closer to finished with this first LP (DOUBLE YAY!). I suspect at this point we're looking at the fall for the release of this record, possibly even winter (if necessary). Scheduling is hard. I'm hoping maybe to have an advance track or two done sooner than that, though: it's driving me crazy that I can't share it with y'all…

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JH In April: News And Thoughts! 

Greetings and salutations!! 

It's Opening Day for my beloved (and bad) Phillies, so of course there's three inches of snow on the ground. Maybe it'll help: maybe the child-like wonder of a spring snowstorm will awaken a passion for the game that will push us through to October! Or maybe we'll lose 95 games this year. Time will tell. 

To begin: one year ago today, I took the stage, flanked by several of my very closest friends, in front of many more of my very closest friends, to bid farewell to…

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Fundraiser Update #5: LAST DAY TO CONTRIBUTE 

I know none of us thought this day would ever come, but here it is: 

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY DEBUT ALBUM. 

The fundraiser ends at midnight tonight, so if you've been meaning to throw some dollars into the pot, PLEASE DO SO TODAY. The length and quality of this record is directly related to the amount of money I have available to spend on it.  

Because I'm an idiot, I decided to try and take on the February Album Writing Month challenge, and while I doubt I'll knock out 14 songs this…

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Fundraiser Update #4: THREE DAYS LEFT!! PLEDGE NOW!! 

Hi all, 

ONLY THREE DAYS REMAINING TO PRE-ORDER THE DEBUT RECORD!! If you don't make your pledge by the end of the day on MONDAY FEB 15, you'll have to wait until it's released, and your name won't be in the liners, and you won't be able to pledge for any of the nifty packages available.  I start tracking NEXT WEEKEND, and I couldn't be more excited. This record can be GREAT if only I can pay for it... 

Please, if you can, please, if you would. This record is reliant on you to be as good as it can…

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Fundraiser Update #3: Ten Days To Go!! 

 Hi there ho there, 

So I had a pre-production session last night with the producer of this little shindig, and I have to tell you, I don't think I've ever been this excited. I really can't stress to you enough how great the players I've assembled for this project are, nor how focused we all are on making this a great collection of music, how good I feel about the songwriting going into it (and if you know me at all, you know that THAT is saying quite a lot, as I usually completely mistrust my writing). 

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