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So…co-writing and stuff. I haven’t done a ton of it. I am thrilled to be able to say I co-wrote “Lovely When You Cry” with Susan and that it’s on her Tightrope album (lyric video here!). And I’ve sat down a few times with folks to write but I can’t say a lot of things [...]
This week I got to spend an afternoon with Dan over at Rubicon Artist Development making an acoustic demo of one of my newer songs. I’m really proud of this love song that doesn’t mention the word “love” at all…that’s how I roll. I also think people should cover it…Susan Gibson and Elizabeth Wills did [...]
I just scheduled some studio time for October at Rubicon with Daniel Barrett. That means there’s gonna be a new EP! Finally! Here’s one of the contenders for inclusion…thanks to Bob for capturing this song in the wilds of Pearland. Right now it’s called “Where Is The Heart?”
This is an older song of mine but it holds up. It’s also in a weird tuning so it doesn’t come out at every gig, so I decided to put it on Youtube instead. Here we go.
So every songwriter…I take that back…MOST songwriters want to be covered. It means another musician found your material moving enough to want to sing it themselves and internalize it for 3-5 minutes a night. I think it’s a huge thing. To my utmost surprise, Susan Gibson and Elizabeth Wills covered an unrecorded song of mine [...]
Here’s something we cooked up last night…I am fortunate to know these two. They sing like glory! Katie Lessley: Website! Emily Shirley: Website!
American Songwriter Magazine (one of my favorites) always has this “On My Deathbed” section where they pick people’s list of best albums and publish them. I had forgotten I filled one out once until someone on Facebook alerted me that they saw my list. I was a little nervous because I didn’t even remember what [...]
Sometimes I just crank out a song that should be on the soundtrack to Grey’s Anatomy or some other hip TV show. Did you hear that, universe? SOME HIP TV SHOW. This is from the Rubicon Artist Development Showcase last weekend. It’ll probably be on my next record.
My friend and awesome singer-songwriter Katie Lessley does a stellar rendition of my song “Ritalin.” We have been threatening to make something for Youtube since before Youtube was invented, I’m pretty sure…here it is!
I played a fun show last night songswapping with Drew Kennedy. He makes me happy because not only is he a great writer and player, but he’s a history nerd. We get along. I didn’t take any photos. Apparently I need a monkey to do that for me, but I hear they eat a lot [...]