Hope you’re all having a great… October?!?! Where does the time go?? Oh yeah, it goes right by the studio window on the other side of those blackout curtains I installed so I wouldn’t notice time passing.
It’s actually been a great month of studio activity… I finished recording the first of two LPs with Delta Rae, straight off of their incredible Kickstarter run (they are now the 5th most funded music Kickstarter OF ALL TIME). Our first single “Take Me There,” comes out everywhere next month and it’s a JAM! So excited for y’all to hear it. This month I have also been producing Megan Slankard’s next album. We’ve gotten to do some really fun stuff on this record including arranging for harp for the first time (that's the wonderful Liana Alpino playing)!
All this studio creation has been really fun but sometimes in work mode its easy to forget about the Outside World. Luckily Charlotte the dog does not forget, and has no problem reminding me to go the f**k outside. Here is a pic of her mid-scolding.
FALL EAST COAST SHOWS
Speaking of the Outside World, I’m really excited to tell you about some cool shows I have coming up this Fall with some of my favorite humans, including Megan Slankard, Delta Rae and Jesse Terry. I’ll be up and down the East Coast so please come say hi if you’re in the area! Details below…
OCT 18 8PM - STEEL CITY COFFEE, PHOENIXVILLE PA (W/ MEGAN SLANKARD) (TICKETS)
OCT 21 9PM (MEGAN SLANKARD AT 8PM!) - ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL, NEW YORK NY
OCT 29/30 - NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CITIZENSHIP, WASHINGTON DC (TICKETS)
DEC 14 - RALEIGH NC, LINCOLN THEATER (O/F DELTA RAE) (TICKETS)
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CITIZENSHIP - OCT 29 & 30
I am honored to be asked to play and speak at this year’s NCoC, a nonpartisan gathering of civic leaders (held annually since 1946!) working on the front lines of democracy. This year’s theme is Bright Spots: Local Leaders inspiring hope in America. I will be performing some of my solo material as well as songs from my duo album Kivalina (inspired by stories of climate change) with my collaborator Jesse Terry. Jay Nash, Chris Pierce, Terra Naomi, and Yosimar Reyes are among the other artists performing. Register here.
LINCOLN THEATER SUPPORTING DELTA RAE - DEC 14
I will be opening for Delta Rae at their hometown show in Raleigh NC on Dec 14! I will play a set of my solo material then join them to play some drums in their set! The wonderful Carrie Welling will kick off the night.
This will be a special show for me as they will play the first album I produced for them, Carry The Fire, front to back for the first time ever, complete with my string and brass arrangements performed live! If you’re in the area I can’t recommend coming to this show highly enough!
NEW RELEASES AVAILABLE NOW!
The Kivalina EP (duo album with Jesse Terry inspired by stories of Climate Change) is now available everywhere as well. The album follows a young couple in Kivalina AK struggling with the effects of climate change on their everyday lives.
I’ll be honest with you, the biggest challenge releasing music these days is getting heard above the noise. We’re all so inundated with content from every angle that it’s easy to get lost in the constant stream of stuff… so I don’t take it lightly when you take the time to listen to my music. Thank you. If you like the music I make and want to help it get out into the world, the best thing you can do is to SHARE the music with your friends, and FOLLOW ME if you’re a Spotify user. I’m working hard toward the release of my full album on Feb 21 2020 and spreading the word before then will help so much! I put my heart and soul into this album and I would love to give this music its best chance to be heard.
FIND ME ON PATREON
For those who didn’t know, I am a PATREON creator! I share all of my music with my patrons before any of it is released, including songs not available to the public, behind-the-scenes videos, and insights into my songwriting and producing process. If you’re interested in learning more about my creative process while supporting my ability to make art on my own terms, please consider becoming a patron.
That’s it for now. Thank you as always for being here. It means the world to me.