As 2016 draws to a close, I am reminded of how lucky I am to be a part of the Madison music scene. Here's all the local music I was involved in making, bought, or was given this year:


Warrior Songs CD Release Party

Hi there,

I will be participating in Jason Moon's Warrior Songs CD Release Party this Saturday. I'll play a short acoustic set, including "Brothers," the song I wrote for Warrior Songs Vol. 1. 

Local Sounds Magazine has written a nice…

Animal Brain

The Big Payback will release our second album, Animal Brain, on November 18!
Animal Brain
  1. Running with the Fire 
  2. I Want to Give (My Love to You) 
  3. Crosstown Traffic 
  4. Romeo Knows 
  5. Power to Let Go 
  6. Animal Brain I 


Hi there,

I am very happy to announce that my country/Americana band Driveway Thriftdwellers have released our debut album! It's been a long time coming, and it feels really good to finally get it out into the world.

The album…


New album from BEEFUS!

A heart-wrenching tale of time traveling dictators, meat by-products, alien butt probes, secret FBI operations, and adult undergarments.

It's available in physical form and digitally here


Hello humans,

I've got a couple quick updates for ya before I run off to the Mason Lounge for Tuesday night jazz. I mentioned before that I've contributed a song to the upcoming Warrior Songs CD. This is a project…

Happy April!

It's April! Let's get those April Fool's Day high jinx out of the way right off the bat:

I'm moving to Antarctica to start a new band called Doomed Plumage. We play a new style of music called penguin-core. I…


Hello lads/lassies,

I've been asked about the meaning of my song "EMT/empty" from Human Oscillator, vol. 1, so I thought I'd take some time to explain it.

The title of the song was inspired by a personalized license plate…

Happy New Years!

Hello friends,

I hope all of you are having a warm and happy holiday season! I write this beside the fire in my hometown of Cortez, Colorado. Outside, the snow has been falling off and on (mostly on) for days…

New (io) EP released today!

Human Oscillator, vol. 1 is a 4-song EP by (io), my side project. The palette is mostly electronic, with tones of ambient, jazz, experimental, and pop coming through occasionally. You can hear it over on the (io) Bandcamp page


Human Oscillator, vol. 1

My electronic/progressive project, (io), returns with an EP of all new material! Human Oscillator, vol. 1 will be released digitally on December 18 through Bandcamp.

This EP will contain 20 to 25 minutes of new material…