David Pulizzi plays his own music—finely crafted tunes that touch on American folk, country, blues and rock traditions. His lyrics usually reckon with the ebb and flow of what passes for normal life in these United States. By turns his writing is wry, joyful, brooding, rollicking, reflective and most always deeply insightful. For nearly two decades, Pulizzi worked as a freelance journalist, primarily covering music and the artists who create it. During those years, he developed a sharp eye for the telling detail, and he came to understand that there is a quiet, abiding mystery at the heart of every truly good story. And in his songs, he began to address the mystery at the heart of his own story. That process is ongoing, and Pulizzi doesn’t expect it to end anytime soon. Nor, on a related note, does he expect to grow bored with the natural beauty and rich history of his beloved hometown or with its endlessly entertaining array of characters who increasingly populate his songs and enrich his own life in ways great and small.