Just a few days later, though, things began to get serious. New York City schools closed. I cancelled nine shows. Grocery shopping became an anxious adventure. My beloved yoga studio closed its doors. People I love became ill. People I don't know, but who were loved by others, died.

Things are scary for everyone right now, I know. I feel helpless staying at home, but I know that's the best course of action.

But good things are happening here. I bake bread. I practice yoga. I play games and watch movies with my family. I have long, rambling phone conversations with loved ones. And perhaps best of all, I continue to use my home recording equipment. Here are a few of the projects I've been working on:

It is my sincerest wish that you and all those you love remain safe and healthy. Please take good care of yourselves -- body, mind, and spirit -- and make sure plenty of good music is a part of your plan for that. I am confident that we will meet again on the other side of all this. Until then, may you know