Greetings from Augusta!
I hope your spring is going splendidly. The bees sure have been busy in my corner of the world, both figuratively and literally (nothing like springtime allergies, right?).
I wanted to share with you that my new full-length album is well on its way to completion. I spent two weeks in Nashville recording with producer/songwriter Don Chaffer (of Waterdeep). Don is truly a musical genius, and it was an enriching experience to spend twelve days in the studio with him. Here are some photos from our recording session:
As you can see, we had a plethora of fun toys and tools at our fingertips, and we also had some wonderful guest musicians. I was like a kid in a candy store.
I'll continue to fill you in as the album progresses over the next few months. I have all sorts of surprises in store! Not to mention, I'm incredibly excited about this new batch of songs. Really looking forward to sharing them with you.
Keep your eyes peeled, and keep in touch!
P.S. If you haven't already, go download my free "Live at Eddie's Attic" EP and share it with your friends!
Here is the second installment of my River Street Sessions in Savannah, GA, shot and edited by Patrick Taylor (Clock Company). The song is "Smaller". How much larger would your life be if your self could become smaller in it?
On a chilly February evening in Savannah, GA, I sat down amidst the bustle of River Street to play a few tunes before the show that night. My buddy Patrick Taylor (Clock Company) captured them on video. Here is the first one: "Blowin in the Wind" by Bob Dylan.
I've been collaborating with my buddy Patrick Taylor (aka Clock Company) a good bit lately. On this particular occasion, we decided to put our original material behind us and play a tune from one of our favorite bands. Anna Garner shot the video for us at a secret location in North Augusta, SC. Here is "January Wedding" by The Avett Brothers. Cheers!
One of my fondest memories of last year happened right at the tail end of it. Two days after Christmas I played my last show of 2012 at the legendary Eddie's Attic listening room in Atlanta, GA. I got to share the stage with my friends The Well Reds and The Cumberland Collective, and the room was packed out.
As I draw a close to the Welcome to the Motion chapter and set my sights on a new full-length album, I'd love to share the recording of that particular evening with you. It captures the six songs that have meant the most to me during this stage of my life.
Thank you for being a part of this journey! Looking forward to all that lies ahead.
Ever since I wrote my first song at 14, I've been striving to create music that is not only entertaining but also compelling, convicting, and insightful. Sometimes, however, we all just need to lighten up a bit and enjoy a good laugh. Hope this brings a smile to your face!