Last month I hosted the first of a new reading & performance series at Blue (the best listening venue in Portland, Maine) called VERSES VS. VERSES where writers and songwriters all attack the same theme from different angles. At the inaugural event in January we had Megan Grumbling, Kathleen Sullivan, and Rob Cimitile (of the band Builder of the House) talking about... "First Times." The kickoff was really great. A full house. A great audience. Fun contributions from the crowd. And engaging poetry and songs. For February, the theme is "This Means War" and we'll be hearing from Portland poet laureate Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Linda Aldrich, and Doug Cowan of the band Welterweight. I play at all of these too, so it's a good chance to see me each month playing a — hopefully — different set of songs while also catching some other talented Maine writers and singers. It's always the 4th Monday of every month at Blue — 650 Congress St, Portland, Maine, 04101. 5:30-7:30pm. Suggested donation of $10.