Evolution of a song: Song for the Flatirons

This instrumental track on The Bleak, Barbarian Pines EP began life about 8 years ago. I was living in Boulder, Colorado, going to school and playing in a band called Silent Earth. We played a mixture of progressive rock and…
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Evolution of a song: Audrianna

The last song written for The Bleak, Barbarian Pines began life as a painting.

It was a couple months ago, when the temperatures were still nice. We spent a nice, lazy afternoon at Madison's Art Fair on the Square. One…

The Bleak, Barbarian Pines EP is out now!



It is with a humble and reticent heart that I release The Bleak, Barbarian Pines into our noisy world. The five songs that make up this online EP have been tumbling around in my conscious and subconscious mind with increasing…
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The Bleak, Barbarian Pines

Fall is upon us!

I really can't complain right now because after a sudden cold spell last week, the weather has warmed up beautifully. I've been busy at work on my new collection of songs, but not too busy to…

9-4-14

Recording continues!

August was a bit of a crazy month. The move and the busy gigging schedule made the recording take a back seat for a few weeks, but now I'm back on track!

I'm getting settled into the new…
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8-3-14

It was been a very productive weekend. In addition to playing a fun gig with The Big Payback at the Summerset Festival of the Arts, I recorded all the acoustic guitar tracks for the new solo EP! 

This release will…

7-31-14

Tomorrow is a big day! My girlfriend and I begin moving into our new place, and I begin recording my second solo EP!

The packing is too tedious to blog about, but I'll keep you updated about my progress on…
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7-29-14

Hi there, friends!

Things are quickly falling into place for my next acoustic solo EP. In fact, I just finished writing a second verse to a song called "Audrianna." It's shaping up to be a light, poppy little song with…

The Plan

The blog might not indicate it, but I've been super busy. Between gigs and recording sessions with the Big Payback, Driveway Thriftdwellers, Charlie Painter and Friends, Five Points, and Beefus, I've had a pretty full schedule. Not to mention teaching…

5-7-14

Alright, here's a quick update. I just got done with a session on this new jazz tune, and I think it's going to be called "Animal Brain." It's a very spastic piece- sometimes playful, sometimes dangerous. Kind of like the…

4-21-14

It's been a very busy few days!

I've been hard at work on new music. Most of my creative efforts of late have been directed toward a new fusion-y instrumental piece for The Big Payback. We are playing Jazz at…

Evolution of a song: Raven Steals the Moon

The title track of my acoustic EP was the most difficult to write. Other songs on this release were written very quickly, with a sort of single-brush-stroke ease. For whatever reason, the method I used to write "Raven Steals the…