I collaborated on a 5-song EP with Grand Rapids music legend Honest John Kowalko. He wrote all the songs, I made all the sounds, and…sounds pretty good, we both believe. Here ’tis.
Well, the new album is out & in my hot little hand, and I’m (knock on wood) about to play my first show in over 2 months (Northern counties, including whichever county St. Ambrose Cellars is in, open a week early). I’m sure it’s just like riding a bike. To catch you up, I’ve been working a non-music job stocking groceries 3rd shift at Meijer just to keep money rollin’ in, so I’m really excited to get back out there. One day soon, I will quit my job (again) & start playing music full-time (again).
Hey everyone! My wife (oh yes. I’m married now. That should probably have been news on here, hunh?) took some video when I was at GR Live last week, and I put it all up on my YouTube channel. Yay content! Here are some links:
Who I’ve Been Is Who I’ll Always Be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmcR2xAFX1U
The Way You Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM3DIUfwTGI
2 Angels Falling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SKGV1DeTjc
Interview 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOZW_rDIMq0
Interview 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-77udzhfRU
Brian Vander Ark has a contest where every month, he picks a video of an artist covering one of his songs from a pool of entrants to be the be that month’s winner and get a chance to compete for the grand prize. This month, it was me! Here’s my video:
I’m pretty excited…I was a huge Verve Pipe fan in high school, and Brian has continued to be a fabulous songwriter all his life, so to be honored by someone I admire is fulfilling.
This is due to weather…the staff was on top of this one and let me know so I didn’t have to drive out. So if you read this, it’ll be the one time I ask you NOT to go to one of my shows! We’ve rescheduled for May 20th, so I hope to see you there instead. Be safe and well.
Hey, my music’s in a movie! The film’s called “Ten Miles Back”, directed by Matthew Douglas Grzeszak, and I’m heading to see it at Celebration Woodland in a couple of hours. I obviously don’t know anything about the film itself, but I’m still super-excited. I’ll let you know how it all shakes down; the songs in it are going to be “House On Fire” and “Murder Ballads.”
My poor car, Spaceboy, met a tragic end this week. I was rear-ended at high speed on my way to a gig at Stormcloud up in Frankfort this Saturday and…well, you be the judge.
I was knocked unconscious and don’t remember the accident at all. Miraculously, I escaped anything remotely approaching serious injury. Dr. Livingstone, the guitar I’ve had since I was a teenager and upon which I’ve composed nearly all of my songs, unfortunately, was not so lucky.
It’s going to be hard going on without him, but I’m determined to keep playing my music. I will carry on in the memory of Spaceboy, Dr. Livingstone, and never forget how lucky I am to be alive.
Just wanted to say the album release is finally coming up! October 23rd at Tip-Top Bar & Grill. Eric and I will be appearing on John Sinkevics’ morning show tomorrow at 11am to get the word out. We’ll also sitting in for Ars Nova’s appearance on GR Live at HOME at the BOB Thursday the 20th to a couple songs, as we’re doing the CD release together and they were kind enough to invite us. I’ll be putting the album up on Bandcamp when it gets a little closer to time.
Just checking in to say I’m not dead…I’ve just been playing a lot of shows. Gots to pay them bills somehow. Some friends and I have been working on an album; we laid down some tracks at Atelier Studios in Ada last month and have been polishing things up; we’re going to finish it up home-style and put it out sometime later this year, most likely.