Archive for the ‘songwriting’ Category

Best Week Ever

11, Nov 2013

Whew. I have to admit, I’m gonna sleep a lot tonight. It’s been a whirlwind of adventure these past two weeks, with recording the new album, the Kickstarter, playing Rice Festival, and a bonus encounter with a hero of mine all wrapped into these past few days. I need a nap, but a satisfied, happy […]

Money + Heart

30, Oct 2013

I wrote this a few months ago…wondering about the success of my Kickstarter and of social media in general. It’s hard to ask people to buy your stuff, maybe especially when you’re an artist. Then there’s the weird idealistic/totally self-limiting persona of the “starving artist.” Like you can’t make a living and be relevant and […]

What’s Up

25, Sep 2013

I have to say first of all, my post title made me think of that 4 Non-Blondes song What’s Up, which for YEARS I thought was called “What’s Going On?” because that’s kind of the hook. But no, it’s called What’s Up? Anyway… Firstly I want to say a big thanks to Brian Thompson over […]

Good Rejection

11, Jul 2013

The other day I received the best “No” ever. I’ve decided this year that I’m going to start gearing some of my personal songwriting efforts into getting a cut. It’s always been a goal of mine, to have someone else sing a song I wrote. I grew up listening to country radio and then switched […]

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 […]

Throw You Forward

25, May 2013

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 […]

New song new song

23, Apr 2013

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?”

Paper Rock Scissors

2, Mar 2013

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.

Covered.

4, Dec 2012

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!


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