Happy Holidays, music family!
I hope you are having a beautiful holiday season, surrounded by people who you think are awesome. Personally I think you’re awesome for reading this email.
As I go over 2017 in my mind while writing this, I’m feeling pretty overwhelmed with gratitude for the adventures that music has brought me on this year. It took me overseas several times; to produce a record in London, attend a songwriting camp in Sweden, and tour all over Europe with great artist and dear friend Megan Slankard. It also brought us around the US/Canada on tour, where I got to meet lots of new friends and reconnect with old ones.
One of the things I’m most grateful for this year is finally getting a chance to work on my second solo album. It has been 5 years since I released my debut album, A City On A Lake, and I am so thrilled to finally get to share some new music with the world. Last October I launched a Patreon page in order to invite listeners into my creative process as I record the album. I’d never done anything like that before and had no idea what to expect, and of course I was terrified that it would fail miserably and no one would sign up, not even my mom.
Thankfully my mom proved me wrong, as did so many of you! Your support has made it possible to do some amazing things like donate $1000 to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and commit to printing vinyl of my upcoming record, which just blows me away. But even more importantly, it has rekindled my creative spirit in a way that I honestly haven’t felt in a very long time. I’ve never been more excited to make music than I am right now, and I just can’t thank you enough for that.
If you are a fan of what I do and want to support my ability to make music on my terms in the best way possible, may I humbly suggest becoming a patron. I will be releasing all of my new music here as well as studio and tour videos, sneak peeks at brand new songs and other exclusive content. You will receive the first single "Show Yourself" from my upcoming record (not yet available to the public) instantly when you sign up at any level. Click here to learn more.
NEW SONG - “THE LIGHT” FEATURING MEGAN SLANKARD
I want to share a brand new unreleased song with you, called “The Light.” Megan and I wrote it a few months ago and filmed a live acoustic performance in her San Francisco apartment right before our Fall tour. Big thanks to friends Karen Shih and Jordan Rose for their beautiful videography!
The song was inspired by the idea of relative distances… how something like “space” can feel so far away but actually it’s only as far as driving to the town next door, if one were to point their car straight up… and how sometimes you can be standing right next to someone and feel worlds apart. It hasn't been officially recorded yet, but I wanted to give you guys a first listen as a little holiday present:) Click here to listen to “The Light”.
If you enjoy the song, I highly recommend you check out Megan’s Patreon page as well! I’m a big fan of her songwriting... it's creative and unique while remaining totally authentic and heartfelt. She also has one of my favorite voices in the biz, as demonstrated by this song...
LIVE-STREAMED CONCERT FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS - EARLY 2018
We recently reached another milestone goal on Patreon which means I can afford to present a full band, live-streamed concert from my studio in Nashville in early 2018. I’ll be arranging my songs for several musicians including a string ensemble, and I have invited some very special guests to sing with me that you will not want to miss! If you join Patreon at any level between now and January you will get access to watch the show. Here’s a little taste of what it might sound like.
Thank you again for being a part of this journey. It means the world to me.