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4-11-14 

As I launch my new website and solo recordings, I feel squirmy and anxious. Self-promotion is not something that comes naturally to me, and I suspect this is true for many musicians. I have to remind myself that this music is not me. I was the one who birthed it, but now it has a life of its own. It could not have existed without the people and circumstances in my life that enabled its creation.

Speaking of which, this would be a good opportunity to thank some people who helped make Raven Steals the Moon a reality. Every song on the EP features a beautiful antique mandolin that was generously given to me by Roger and Gloria Brinkmeier. That instrument has really shaped the direction of this music. The cover art was made by a Canadian woodworker. He maintains a blog here and graciously let me use his work. Thanks Danny! Members of Driveway Thriftdwellers have been very supportive of my song Before Too Long, and we've recorded a full-band version that will soon be appearing on an upcoming demo. I have drawn a ton of inspiration from David Byrne's fantastic book How Music Works. And of course my wonderful girlfriend Elizabeth Galewski has been an ever-present source of encouragement and advice. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

4-10-14 

My new solo EP Raven Steals the Moon is now up on Bandcamp! This is a very exciting (and nerve-wracking) thing for me! 

This project is an experiment of sorts. I recorded these 4 songs in my home with a modest amount of basic gear. I tried to keep things acoustic, earthy, and raw. 

The goal of this EP is to gauge YOUR interest in my music. All money I make from sales of this music will be put into a "solo career" fund. My goal is to use the money and momentum generated by this EP to put together a small group of musicians, play some gigs, and ultimately end up with a professionally-recorded full-length album. In keeping with the raw, earthy nature of this music, I'd like that album to possibly be a multi-track recording of a live performance. I also think that's a cool way to get an audience involved in an album. I love listening to old jazz records from live shows!

Thank you for your interest in my music! I hope to continue exploring this vein of songwriting and performing.

4-8-14 

Welcome to my official website! My own little 40 acres of bandwidth! Now I suppose I need to put up content and words and stuff. That will be coming up soon...

Upcoming Gigs

Date Event Location
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Driveway Thriftdwellers @ Flannel Fest Appleton, WI Appleton, WI
Driveway Thriftdwellers @ Flannel Fest Madison, WI Madison, WI
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
Five Points Jazz Collective The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin The Mason Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin