This Wednesday is about to be the coolest day of my college kid career thus far.
Do you know what’s happening? Ill tell you.
It’s a show. AND I AM PLAYING THE SHOW.
YOU SHOULD REALLY THINK ABOUT MAYBE ATTENDING
After days of sitting in my dorm room eating Oreos and writing songs, I’m so excited to start playing around Nashville and where better to start than the Belmont University Curb Café.
Since I’ve been here in Nashville I have acquired a pretty solid fan base on campus of about 10. One of those is my roommate. 5 of them are made up. (Indiana, you spoiled me with your friendship).
So bring all your friends… and bring all your not friends. It’s going to be a party.
See you Wednesday??
So now that you’ve heard the single, “Dear Devil,” the amount of my anticipation for you to hear the entire album (that I skipped most of my senior year of high school to record) has pretty much tripled. So let’s end this agony and get you wonderful people a copy. How about getting a copy of my new album, Skin and Bones, on June 4th? Good? Well then… it’s settled. Check back on June 4th and I promise I’ll have the album here waiting for you.
But hold on. Do you know what is better than getting a copy of Skin and Bones on June 4th?
Getting a hard copy on May 31st, of course. Yes, you read this correctly. I’m playing a CD release concert and everyone who attends can buy Skin and Bones that day (for those of you counting at home, that’s 5 full days before the rest of the world can buy it).
So… will I see you there? I hope you said yes because this is happening. Tell all your friends and tell all your not-friends. See you Friday, May 31st… here are all the details:
When my brother, Matt, and my dear friend Joy were both in Indy a few weeks ago… asking them to play some music and record a few videos with me wasn’t really an option. Only a fool would let such an opportunity pass. And I am not that fool. So friends… I present to you a magical collaboration of a song I wrote and a song… well… a song that I didn’t write but wish I did. It was so incredible spending some time in the studio with the ever talented Matt and Joy. I hope you can see and feel how much fun we had. For those of you watching in the privacy of your own home, please feel free to sing and clap/stomp along. ;-)
Ok. I realize I’m a bit late but… happy Valentines Day!
Who doesn’t love a day when everyone has permission to be just about as “pinteresty” as it gets?! Even you boys. Valentines day encourages going overboard and being uncharacteristically fearless! Which brings me to… The anonymous valentine. Be it a flower, note, candy (preferably) or whatever else… the anonymous giver could be anyone. Interpretation is up to us so… Literally anyone.
That cutie down the street? Maybe.
Ryan Gosling? Probably.
Now granted, Cupid and I aren’t exactly on the same page as of late… but even still, Valentines Day has pushed its way into 3rd place in my favorite holiday line up (preceded by Garage Sale Day and Thanksgiving, of course). Romance aside, love is something worth celebrating. Not love the feeling, but love the decision to care more deeply about someone else than you do yourself. Maybe love is supposed to be uneven. Valentines says, “here, go love people and while you’re at it cut out some paper hearts.” And I have found, my friends, that this love is pretty contagious.
But do you know what else February promises? It’s spring. And do you know what happens this spring?
It’s new music.
There might be a few more videos along the way… Ok there are. Thanks for being so great all the time.
P.S. So, the little room where I record vocals (affectionately, “the cave”) is basically covered with foam. It’s like… Foam City. Except for one wall covered by a carpet. I love that carpet. So I thought I would show it to you… quietly. The mics in there can hear everything. They can even pick up what I’m thinking. Not really.
Friends. Hi. I’m flattered that you are here. Truly.
I hope that your holiday season has been lovely. I spent the holidays writing some music while maintaining a steady diet of any food that could be put in the category of “seasonal.” If a food is seasonal, then I am obligated to partake, really, considering that it only comes once a year. It’s only reasonable. Yet now we are in the midst of cold, dark, January, with no twinkling lights or Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” to pull us through. This does not, however, mean that I side with those who think January is a “bad” month. Maybe that is because, though the holidays are past, I’m not ready for winter to wrap up. It might be that I somehow enjoy taking slow walks in the cold, or because I have an attachment to a certain winter hat. Perhaps it’s because January seems all together still to me. And stillness is something that we all need. We also all need tea. I suppose that I wouldn’t describe myself as a winter kind of person but rather as someone simply appreciating the strangely quiet snow. The studio doesn’t have a lot of windows but enough to respect the frost. I hope that you all have the stillest of Januarys wherever you are and that you stay cozy. Thank you for all of your support. Seriously thank you… you’re the best. Get ready for new music friends, I can’t wait to share it with you.
A new video may or may not be planned for the very near future (*hint: it definitely is).
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