We had a dry run as an ensemble in January 2013. We decided to come back together and form a band later that year. In September we did three songs publicly. In December 2013 we had our first little Taller Than They Appear "show" at Goldfish tea. We did about 10 shows in our debut year as a band in 2014. And now, in 2015 we are beginning to hang together as a band. We call ourselves a band of songwriters, we sing and play each others songs. Our words, our feelings, our experiences. I have never done anything like this in my life. It is a sharing of souls. We laugh and we sing and we have crabby days or hurried days. Gathering and packing and hauling gear and juggling schedules. It's a lot of work, but never, for more than a moment do I think of giving it up. For me this is my band of friends. I see our relationships deepening rehearsal by rehearsal, show by show. I love Bobby Pennock and Sigrid Christiansen and Jere Stormer. Thank you for some of the best times in my life. Thank you for nudging this fledgling singer/songwriter/musician into this world of performing. You are the nest in my umbrella, the ice in my river, as close to me as this old skin and my wings of love.