I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall season that is upon us.
“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
-William Cullen Bryant.
I’m excited to share with you a few things that have been going on recently...
The song is called, “When I Am Alone” and is ultimately about my invisible friend that I had as a kid, Clarence, who I thought I saw again as an adult. So it’s a good Halloween themed song I guess? Totally not intentional, but it works. Anyway, I really love this song and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. AJ Gibboney, one of Nashville’s finest videographers, created the artwork for the single out of some film footage he shot of us last year!
A little history on my collaboration with Among Savages:
Neither Peter nor I had done much co-writing before, but we thought it would be fun to see what happens. We ended up writing and demoing 11 songs in less than 2 weeks. I can’t begin to express how happy I am to finally start putting these songs out there for you to hear. Peter is beyond talented and I am lucky to have gotten to work with him.
Please check out Peter’s solo project, Among Savages, here.
Check out AJ Gibboney’s videos and artwork here.
In other news, what the hell, got to play the mother church aka the Ryman Auditorium opening for the incredible Grace Potter & the Nocturnals!!! That was almost 2 weeks ago. Grace and the Nocs are some of the most generous and supportive (and talented duh) flock of people I’ve ever met. I was most definitely not expecting that call; it came as a total surprise. I had about 2 weeks to prepare, so I got some of my closest friends, who are all also musical geniuses, and had a party on stage. It was one of the most fun shows I have ever played. I will definitely remember it for as long as I live. We had some help from the giant Isaac Hayes poster we hung up on the stage behind us to help with our performance vibes.
In the mean time, I’m finishing up lyrics to some songs in preparation to wrap up a new full length album I just recorded about a month ago in Burlington, VT at Sound Loom Studios! I had a blast recording up there. Burlington is one of the most beautiful cities this country has to offer. It’s cheesy, but the music just kind of flowed out of me during my stay up there. I wrote most of the songs in the studio actually. It was a pretty amazing experience. Two of my favorite musicians/artists/people/babarootsmen were there to help hash out the songs and lay it all down, Benny Yurco from The Revealers as well as The Nocturnals and Seth Kauffman from Floating Action. I couldn’t have asked for a better engineer than "Ras" Oliver Gebhardt, the owner of Sound Loom, to fight the duppy and capture the tincture.
So since most of the songs were written in the studio, I wanted to have the time to hash out my lyrics and such afterwards, so I’ll be cutting the vocals down here in Nashville next week!
I’ll be working with one of my favorite engineers in town, Nick Curtis, over at The Stu in Franklin, TN. Nick recorded all of the vocals as well as mixed and mastered the Melontropics project me and Jordan Kelley from Cherub released not too long ago! It’s going to be siiiiick.
Ha. That’s all.
Thanks for your time!
And….Get crazy cause it’s Halloweeeeeen!!!