One of my favorite bands of all time was having a cover contest for the 20th anniversary of one of their albums, and I got peer-pressured into doing it last minute. I’m glad I faced up and didn’t take the bench on this one. This one’s for all the Sloan fans out there!
June 20th, 2016 · Uncategorized
June 13th, 2016 · Uncategorized
One of my songs was featured on a podcast! Episode #179 of the Self Help Rockstar Show features an in depth look at “The Things She Do” by host Barry Mangione. This podcast is unique because it features music, interviews, and self-help advice from a host that used to suffer from alcohol abuse, depression, and bankruptcy before he turned his life around. A pretty great message to put out into world if you ask me, and I’m honored Barry found something positive in my music enough to talk about it.
January 4th, 2016 · Uncategorized
Had a mini nervous breakdown in the studio last night. I had been struggling ALL NIGHT to get this mix right, and it wasn’t working…
But I just kept working anyway. I eventually took a break to listen to THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY soundtrack for inspiration. That thing is gorgeous. So after that, I felt inspired. Plus, there was a picture of Clint Eastwood on it. It’s hard to feel weak while looking at him.
I powered through, tried a few different approaches, and in the end I ended up with something I’m VERY happy with. Dare I say… proud of! I ended up listening to the song over and over because it sounded SO GOOD. I can’t wait to finish and show you guys all the hard work I’ve been putting into this thing.
Anyway, I guess what I’m saying is, don’t give up on the things that you love. If you want it bad enough, you will find a way.
September 14th, 2015 · LP
While we’re waiting for the new album, I thought I’d share some music from it. So here’s the Sofa City classic, “Stop the Thinking” played live and acoustic in a beautiful park. Hope you enjoy! Thanks to Lynsey Lee for helping me shoot it!
IT’S OVER! THANK YOU EVERYBODY!
It was a crazy few months there, but in the end 72 people from 4 continents helped me raise over $2,500 to help me print my next album. THANK YOU!!! Whether you helped with actual money, sharing a link, or telling a friend, I sincerely appreciate all of your support and it’s overwhelming to know that so many people believe in me. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
A lot of people have asked me if there’s still a way to donate, and the answer is yes, you can still donate directly to the cause by clicking on this little button right here:
If you’d like a perk, just visit the campaign page and tell me which one you’d like when you send your donation. I didn’t meet my goal, so I could definitely use the help since there are still printing, mastering, artwork, digital distribution, and promotion costs, but either way, I’m going to make this happen. It’s time to crunch some numbers, finish the last bit of recording, mix, and prep this bad boy for release. WISH ME LUCK!
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING AMAZING PEOPLE, SOFA CITY SWEETHEART LOVES YOU!
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