Thursday, October 23, 2014

Another way to get Post Card

Post Card is, of course, available on Noisetrade, but it is now also posted to Bandcamp. Get it at:

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Post Card

I love idea behind post cards. You send someone you care about a little snapshot of where your travels have taken you, and you have just enough room to include a little message about what's going on in your world.  That's a pretty good explanation of what this record is, too. My little snapshot that I'm sending out to the world. You can still get postcards, but nobody much sends them anymore since we can text and email. You can also still find good music that someone actually plays and sings, but you have to go looking for it and avoid the auto-tuned crap that gets shoved in your face. This record is far from perfect, but that's how it should be. Perfection is stale and boring, mistakes and imperfections are honest and real, and I prefer real.

I also get that we music fans have been cheated for decades by an industry squeezing blood from the stone that was our empty pockets. I get that people just don't want to pay for music anymore unless they do want to. I buy records and cds and mp3s from artists that I believe in and want to support, but I have also downloaded a lot of music for free. I think that people should be able to hear the music and share it, and if they decide that they want to support the artist that created it, then so be it. With that in mind, I will be releasing this album so that you can all name your own price. You can download it for free and pay me afterwards if you like, or you can pay up front, or you can simply have it. I want people to hear these songs. I hope some of you will throw me a few bucks here or there to help with the cost of printing some discs or vinyl to take on the road when next summer rolls around, but most importantly I just want to put these songs out there for everyone to enjoy. The main location for downloading the album will be Noisetrade. My page there is linked here. The album will also be available on my Bandcamp page here. Both are great sites that help independent artists, so use whichever one works best for you. I'll also be posting the songs on YouTube on release day as well. Those links may or may not work between now and the 21st, but on that day you will be able to use them to get the record.

So that's it. Post Card is ready to go, and you don't have to pay a dime for it. Thanks for the support, and hopefully I will see everyone soon.

Friday, October 3, 2014

So I Made A Record

I am really excited about this record. You guys that know me, which at this point is pretty much everyone reading this, know that I generally have something to say about, well, most things. I fought it for a few years there, but creating music really is what I have been called to do. I haven't been part of a record that's been put out since 2008. That's kinda crazy to think about, and it makes me wish I had written more, but I am proud of the songs I'm about to put out there. There are seven songs on my new record. There were originally going to be more, but a few of those morphed into songs that Alicia and I are working on and will record in December. Two of the songs are my versions of old Boss Kean's Ditch songs. We had about half of a record ready to go when I left Richmond, and we never got to record those songs,  but I wanted to resurrect at least two of them. As a result, the record starts off with Singing Hymns and Better To Fly. I wrote those songs and the guys from BKD...Shane, Ryan, Tommy, Robbie, and Jimmy helped write the music for them. I modified it for my one man band style, but the soul of those songs belongs to those guys too. The rest of the songs are new, and every song on the record features me playing every instrument. I recorded the vocals, guitars, bass, and drums. You name it, I played it. The record is far from perfect. To be honest, these are really just demos that I am going to release as an album, but the more I listen to, the more I appreciate raw, honest recordings, so I didn't want to fancy it all up in a studio. Some of these songs may make it into a studio for the next record, but I have no issues letting this collection of songs stand on its own. I sure hope you guys enjoy it. The title of the record is "Post Card" and the track listing is as follows:

1. Singing Hymns
2. Better To Fly
3. Forward Together
4. Go On, Move On
5. Ten Room Coffin
6. Who You Are
7. Into The Wind

As far as availability of the record goes, rest assured everyone will be able to get it. Music should be shared, and this record hopefully will be. I will have more details on that as the release date approaches. In the meantime, I hope everyone is well, and I hope you guys are excited about this record like I am.